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Rubrik - Blog - How Infrastructure as Code Supports DevOps Best Practices

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How Infrastructure as Code Supports DevOps Best Practices

As operations increasingly migrate to the cloud, there are more opportunities to develop support solutions and infrastructure, from ensuring security to improving integrations. Infrastructure as code can help you increase automation and reduce your deployment cycle time so you can help more customers interested in these services. Incorporating infrastructure as code into your IT org’s practices can help eliminate costly human setup errors and inconsistencies, save time, and more easily debug issues with your team or the open source community at large. What is Infrastructure as Code, Anyway? Infrastructure as Code (or IaC) is a descriptive model that allows you to automatically generate a desired environment, including networks, VMs, and connection types. IaC uses the same type of versioning approach that DevOps and software engineering teams use in source code, but it’s applied to build the exact same environment for each and every deployment. Consider IaC a method of automating the process of test environment setup. In the past, you would have had to manually specify the machines, configuration, and network each time you were testing an application in a particular environment. The manual approach is prone to human error and quite time-consuming. IaC automates the process by giving you…
Rubrik - Blog - Rubrik Archive Consolidation for Lower RTOs and Storage Costs

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Rubrik Archive Consolidation for Lower RTOs and Storage Costs

Most IT admins prefer incremental backups to full ones, as they reduce backup windows, storage costs, and unnecessary redundancy. However, incremental backups can be tricky to manage, particularly as admins look to safely expire snapshots past their retention date. Since incremental snapshots are incremental relative to previous backups, they form “snapshot chains” that increase in length until the next full backup is taken. As incremental snapshot chains grow, they become slower to recover and costlier to store. With legacy data protection systems, keeping snapshot chains short requires periodic full backups, which are inefficient and costly and can impact SLA compliance.  Challenges of Shortening Snapshot Chains With the legacy approach, an incremental snapshot could be past its expiration date but forbidden from expiring if there are newer incrementals in the chain that require it for recovery. When recovering from an incremental snapshot, the recovery aggregates the data of that incremental with all previous incrementals in the chain, plus the first full snapshot, which anchors the chain. As a result, the chain cannot expire until every snapshot in the chain has expired. This method requires chains to grow increasingly long, which in turn enforces higher RTOs and storage costs. Simplified Archive Management…
Rubrik - Blog - Our Perspective on Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant

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Our Perspective on Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant

This week after a two-year hiatus, Gartner published its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions with a new lead analyst and supporting team. As many know, Gartner’s research can sway market perceptions–presumably based on the firm’s reputation for diligent research and, as Gartner notes, the firm’s “independence, objectivity and accuracy.”  While we continue to seek good relations with Gartner, to put it bluntly, it’s our opinion that the 2019 Backup and Recovery Solutions MQ is seriously flawed. We have engaged with the Gartner team over several months to remedy a number of significant issues and concerns to no avail, so we felt it was important that the market, including our customers, potential customers, partners and employees, have the full set of facts that are pertinent in objectively evaluating the information contained in this MQ.  Based on objective data, since the 2017 MQ, Rubrik has made significant progress in its business, out-paced all of its competitors, and has had a disproportionately large impact on the Data Center Backup and Recovery market. Yet, this progress has not manifested in any significant movement, as reflected in Rubrik’s position within the 2019 MQ. Note: The data cited below is as…
Rubrik - Blog - Data Protection for DataStax Enterprise Search Indexes and Databases

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Data Protection for DataStax Enterprise Search Indexes and Databases

DataStax supports a popular feature called DSE Search as part of DataStax Enterprise (DSE). DSE Search allows you to find data and create features like product catalogs, document repositories, and ad-hoc reports. It uses Apache Solr in the backend to enable search operations on any existing DSE table by creating a Solr index in DSE. In the event of data loss, administrators need to restore the DSE data and then rebuild the indexes from scratch, a process that  can take days. Using Rubrik Mosaic™, you can now backup and restore DSE Search indexes and their data at wire speed, saving you days of application downtime. Let’s dive deeper into how it all works. At its core, DSE Search comprises the DSE Enterprise database, Apache Solr search interface, and Apache Lucene engine for indexing and search. When enabled, DSE Search indexes the data distributed on each Cassandra node using Solr and Lucene libraries. Each search node maintains the highly-optimized search index of data stored on that node. The search indexes are stored alongside the data in the Cassandra data directory. These indexes are built incrementally over time as new data is written to the Cassandra node. In order to utilize the…
Rubrik - Blog - We’re Not for Sale.

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We’re Not for Sale.

I’d like to address a press article suggesting Rubrik is for sale. This story is completely false. I want to make it unequivocally clear that Rubrik is not for sale. We are committed to building a long-lasting, independent company.  Over the past five years, Rubrik has achieved unprecedented growth and customer adoption in a $20B+ market. We are in the midst of a significant and permanent industry transition from complex legacy products to our groundbreaking Cloud Data Management solution. In our most recent quarter, we’ve achieved over 70% growth in our customer base with significant traction in the Global 2000. We were also named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™ and broke into the Top 10 of the Forbes Cloud 100.  We intend to continue building on our leadership position in the Data Management market, while enabling our customers to unlock the value of their data. We’re also expanding our strong ecosystem of partners to deliver comprehensive customer value. In an age of misinformation, I want to set the record straight: we’re flattered by the attention, but we’re not looking for a buyer.