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Rubrik - Blog - Embracing Digital Transformation with Rubrik and Azure

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Embracing Digital Transformation with Rubrik and Azure

The 2017 Microsoft Ignite conference was an event where several items were crossed off my bucket list. Not only did I get to spend an hour recording an episode of the Datanauts Podcast with the infamous Jeffrey Snover, creator of PowerShell and all-around nice guy, but I also held the privilege of showcasing Rubrik’s official integration across both Azure and Azure Stack in the expo hall. The idea that cloud-born services, such as elastic compute pools and Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) features, can be pushed towards on-prem deployments is fairly magical, and that’s the idea behind Azure Stack. But I’m getting a bit ahead of myself. The real question to answer starts with “why push cloud services to co-exist on premises?” And in this case, I’ll point to the presentation given by Mr. Snover on data center transformation. In it, he shares his thoughts on how the very fabric of being an IT professional is changing. Rather than being tactically focused on resources that create and deploy infrastructure, we’re gaining momentum as strategically-positioned forces that can go beyond staying relevant and actually get ahead of the mounting pile of technical debt that has quagmired progress in the past. Part of this change…
Rubrik - Blog - CarePoint Health Simplifies Operations with Rubrik and Microsoft Azure

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CarePoint Health Simplifies Operations with Rubrik and Microsoft Azure

Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, CarePoint Health is a leader in the delivery of preventive medicine, healthcare education, and disease management. Each year, CarePoint Health delivers hundreds of thousands of healthcare services to residents in Hudson County through its three area hospitals. Lev Goronshteyn, CTO at CarePoint Health, discusses how Rubrik and Microsoft Azure simplified CarePoint’s data management operations and helped them eliminate tape. What challenges were you experiencing with data protection? When we combined the three hospital IT environments, it created a lot of complexity and performance challenges for us. Our old system was inherently difficult to use, our backups were taking 12 hours or longer to complete, and our restores could take hours. We were spending a lot of time on backups, and we wanted to free our employees up to work on other initiatives. We also were sitting on a vast amount of tape, which was challenging to manage and needed to be eliminated. Why did you choose Rubrik and Microsoft Azure? We knew that by transitioning to a hybrid cloud we could unlock cost savings and efficiency gains that weren’t possible with our legacy systems. To get the results we wanted, we knew that we needed…
Rubrik - Blog - be-itys Modernizes Data Management and Achieves High Performance with Rubrik

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be-itys Modernizes Data Management and Achieves High Performance with Rubrik

be-itys, headquartered in Clermont-Ferrand, France, is dedicated to hosting, securing, processing, and managing sensitive data. We spoke with Manuel Rigaut, CIO of the be-ys group and be|itys, responsible for establishing an IT strategy in line with the business needs of the be-itys group. be-itys deployed Rubrik to support its network of more than 230,000 healthcare professionals and to scale easily. Tell me about be-itys and its product offerings. be-itys is a trusted digital company and wants to make innovation its driving force. We identify blockchain, big data, and deep learning as the future of digital trust. Our group applies its technology, its knowledge and know-how to the the strategic areas of activities of organizations, including legal security of digital transactions, probative value archival or management of services in the healthcare sector, or personalized prevention. What challenges were you experiencing with your legacy solution? As we experienced significant growth, we needed a data management solution that met our scalability needs while providing operational efficiency. We needed a robust IT infrastructure to support our network of more than 230,000 healthcare professionals. Additionally, we were looking for a solution to support our production environment with Nutanix consisting of 2,400 VMs. Why Rubrik? As…
Rubrik - Blog - The Beauty of Immutability

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The Beauty of Immutability

Imagine one or more of your systems is unavailable because of some malicious attack, whether a nasty virus, ransomware, or sabotage from a disgruntled employee. No worries, these things happen —  you’ll recover from backup. Except you discover that your backups have been compromised in the same manner (this has happened). This is usually where the term air gap gets dropped. Someone will say, “you need a truly offline backup — tape! There’s no way ransomware can get into a tape backup!” While that’s true, how long does it take to recover from tape stored in a land somewhere far, far away? If a backup takes so long to restore that there’s major financial or business impact, does it actually exist? Realistically, there are ways to protect your data stored by backup systems even without this gap. I recently wrote a blog post about immutable infrastructures, but compute infrastructures are not the only way that immutability matters in the data center. Immutable, by definition, means the state is set or inflexible once constructed. In other words, it cannot be changed. The goal is to build a more reliable automated compute infrastructure in order to enable stable continuous delivery. Data has become…
Rubrik - Blog - Building Automated Test/Dev Environments with Rubrik

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Building Automated Test/Dev Environments with Rubrik

IT environments can get complex. So, it’s only natural that trying to mimic a production environment as close as possible in a test environment (why else would you build it?) can get equally complex. You often don’t have the same exact resources available for test and dev as you do for production, which makes it additionally challenging. As a developer (and tester), you don’t want to be hindered by the shortcomings of the infrastructure (hence the popularity of consuming public cloud resources on-demand). Equally, IT infrastructure folks want to deliver the best experience possible for their internal consumers, so they look for ways to introduce more flexibility into the environment. One aspect of this can be automation. It is a way to potentially speed up delivery of resources, ensure a consistent service, reduce errors, and avoid additional interruptions, leading to increased productivity on both ends of the equation. So what if there was hidden potential deep inside your IT infrastructure that could help out in this regard? I’m talking about backup data — data that typically sits unused in your environment, consuming space and resources until called upon to provide restores that will (fingers crossed) return you back to operation…