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Rubrik - Blog - Let’s Get Physical – Cloud Data Management for Physical Workloads

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Let’s Get Physical – Cloud Data Management for Physical Workloads

Rubrik Cloud Data Management pioneered a complete platform to deliver mission critical data management functions to hybrid cloud enterprises. With our Rubrik Firefly release, our platform extended data management from virtual to physical workloads. The Rubrik platform radically simplifies Microsoft SQL and Physical Linux protection by enabling instant access, policy-driven automation, and security and compliance for your physical environment. Rubrik provides a comprehensive data management solution for physical, including backup, replication, recovery, and data archival. With a single pane of glass, manage both virtual and physical workloads in one consumer-grade interface. As a result, the user can define both virtual and physical SLA policies in one place. The simplicity of Rubrik extends from the UI to the deployment and scalability. Just as with your virtual infrastructure, start small and linearly scale with no limitations. Some of the key benefits include: Automated database or host discovery: Save time with a simple search and setup for backup. Once the user enters the credentials for its physical environment, Rubrik auto-discovers details of the entire physical environments, such as hosts and applications. Easily search, select, and add hosts for backup through Rubrik APIs. Granular Protection: Rubrik offers protection down to a folder or file…
Rubrik - Blog - Clouditalia Drives Adoption of Modern Data Management in Italy with Rubrik

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Clouditalia Drives Adoption of Modern Data Management in Italy with Rubrik

Clouditalia is the first Italian company to provide integrated cloud and telecommunications services dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises. Last week at VMworld Barcelona, I sat down with Bernardo Marzucchi, CTO, and Delio Trapani, Data Center Technology Manager, to discuss how Clouditalia is using Rubrik to reinforce its competitive edge in the Italian market What differentiates Clouditalia from other Managed Service Providers? Clouditalia is a telecommunications and cloud services provider focused on small and medium enterprises (SME) in Italy. We have 35% of our management infrastructure dedicated to data protection. Our main difference is that we satisfy customers’ needs in a customized manner. Our ability to offer extremely tailored services directed towards our customers’ needs depends on providing the most innovative technologies available in the market. Clouditalia is the first mover in Italy which adopted Rubrik’s solution, giving us a strong competitive advantage in the market. Describe the current IT landscape in Italy. In Italy, the IT transformation is at an early stage. However, the rate of adoption of modern technologies in Italy is growing day by day. Our customers are rapidly embracing new and innovative solutions. What type of challenges were you experiencing with legacy solutions? Legacy solutions are…
Rubrik - Blog - Introducing Crystal, Rubrik’s Intuitive User Interface

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Introducing Crystal, Rubrik’s Intuitive User Interface

Rubrik reinvented data management with the user in mind. By approaching data management from a user’s perspective, we’ve distilled a complex process into a click or swipe. Setup a policy to backup data from multiple sources with a user experience similar to an iPhone. Create a replication and archival schedule to public or private cloud in 30 seconds. Recover entire virtual machines, databases, and files instantly. This is end-to-end data management. Simplified. The Consumer Experience of Enterprise Crystal is Rubrik’s intuitive data management platform that makes all of the above scenarios a reality. It transforms complicated enterprise backup, disaster recovery, data archival, and copy data management workflows from a burden to a joy. One of the reasons we built Rubrik was to bring a consumer-grade experience to enterprise software. To provide the simplicity, easy of use, and pain free delight of popular consumer products, such as Facebook, Google, and Dropbox, we created a team composed of engineers from both consumer and enterprise, including the builders of Google Maps, Apple iOS, and Box.What is Crystal? What is Crystal? Crystal is composed of two principal components: the Crystal UI and Crystal REST API. The Crystal UI focuses on building products with usability…
Rubrik - Blog - Cloud Data Management Gets Edge-ier

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Cloud Data Management Gets Edge-ier

Two months ago, we announced the Early Access program for Rubrik Firefly, a major release that extended data management from virtual to physical workloads, across clouds, and to edge environments. Rubrik Edge, a software appliance built for remote and branch offices (ROBO), now stretches Cloud Data Management capabilities—like automated backup, replication to headquarters, cloud archival—to the far-flung corners of our customers’ businesses. While lightweight in form factor, Edge represents a significant step towards our vision of a single, software fabric that spans across clouds, is packed with rich data services, and delivers “applications” across the entire data lifecycle. Edge quickly deploys as a software appliance within a virtualized environment. It’s easy to manage, using the same consumer-grade HTML5-based interface that powers our r300/r500 appliance series. If a VM fails or a file is lost, you can deliver quick recoveries expedited by our global real-time search. Furthermore, we incorporate capabilities to save you time and money: Policy-based Management: Quickly assign SLA policies to your VMs with just a click. Create your own SLA policies by selecting desired snapshot capture frequency, retention duration, and data policy (store on-site, to a central site, or in the cloud). It takes just a simple swipe to…
Rubrik - Blog - Do No Harm: How We Schedule Backups Without Impacting Production

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Do No Harm: How We Schedule Backups Without Impacting Production

One of our principal tenets is to “do no harm” to production systems. The act of taking a backup requires several resources from the primary environment, including CPU, I/O, and network bandwidth. Rubrik’s objective is to minimize the impact to production and VM stun as much as possible. We achieve this for both virtual and physical workloads by using the following three methods: Flash-Speed Data Ingest: One way we adhere to our “do no harm” principle is through a high-speed data ingestion engine that can easily handle large volumes of data. Data enters Rubrik through the flash tier and lands on spinning disks, minimizing the time that we spend communicating with production infrastructure. Policy-driven Automation. The user specifies when and how often Rubrik takes backups by setting up SLA policies to signal the times when production systems have the least load. This SLA-based backup scheduling makes creating a backup faster, taking advantage of idle cycles on a primary system. Intelligently Distributed Workflow Management: Lastly, Rubrik only takes backups when it detects that the production system is not loaded. Users can set thresholds for certain metrics, such as CPU utilization and I/O latency, globally, or on a per-object basis. Rubrik monitors…