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Rubrik - Blog - Star Wars & Swag – Does It Get Any Better?

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Star Wars & Swag – Does It Get Any Better?

We’re definitely believers in the phrase “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” If you look at that from an IT industry perspective, it’s hard to imagine a larger cultural Force when it comes to “acceptable toys for adults” than Star Wars. (Don’t worry, Star Trek fans – we know you’re out there too!) As you can tell from our latest Backup Wars campaign, we’re putting our money where our mouth is: Just for signing up, you’ll get a bunch of free stuff – details at the link below. Join the Rubrik Alliance, get your Backup Wars kit. And make sure to check out the fun new Backup Wars video. But wait, it gets better. Have you ever imagined the magic of truly using the Force? Moving your hands and controlling things through the sheer power of your mind? Finding the Dark Side and embracing it for all its beauty and…mwu-ha-ha-ha…. Sorry, I got a bit carried away there. But there was a point. If you tweet a Star Wars inspired photo or video and tag @RubrikInc + #backupwars, you’ll be entered to win a Sphero BB-8. Control a droid with the motion of your hands…well, your hands while…
Rubrik - Blog - Score Snazzy Swag at the vBrownBag End of Year Give Away Extravaganza

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Score Snazzy Swag at the vBrownBag End of Year Give Away Extravaganza

One of the spectacular attributes of the virtualization community is the stellar folks who put forth time and energy to help others. A shining example of this is the vBrownBag folks. From hosting technical webinars with industry rockstars to recording presentations at major industry events, the people at vBrownBag provide an excellent resource for technical professionals looking to learn from one another. I remember when I first started tuning into the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) series many years ago and was amazed at how deep the presenter knowledge went. Each year during the holidays, vBrownBag asks vendors throughout the ecosystem to pitch in a few presents for community members to win by signing up for a giveaway contest. Last year, we at Rubrik posted details on how to win one of five copies of the Networking for VMware Administrators book (profits going to Alzheimer’s Association) along with Millennium Falcon LEGO sets. I think it was a fun set of swag for adults and kids to enjoy – or an adult who is a kid at heart. This year, we’re once again contributing to the vBrownBag End of Year Give Away Extravaganza with some snazzy new items! You have until Tuesday, 20th…
Rubrik - Blog - Fujirebio Diagnostics Cloud Out and Drive Business Outcomes with Rubrik

Customers

Fujirebio Diagnostics Cloud Out and Drive Business Outcomes with Rubrik

Tim Gable, Network Systems Manager, and Shane Hadden, Senior Network Engineer, at Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. discuss how they transitioned to an innovative data management solution to complement their shift to virtualization and public cloud. Tell me about Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. and your role at the company Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. is the world leader in the production of in vitro diagnostics and biomarkers. Our parent company, Fujirebio, Inc., is a leading healthcare company in Japan with offices in China, Sweden, Belgium, and the United States. Shane and I support the infrastructure that compromises our data center at our Pennsylvania location. The IT department as a whole is 14 team members, but the infrastructure team consists of only 2 – Shane and I. Since it is just Shane and I responsible for managing the network, storage, virtualization, backup, and recovery, we needed a system that was simple and easy to operate. Tell me about your environment Rubrik supports all systems at our Pennsylvania location with 250 end users as well as at our remote location in Texas with 25 employees. Currently, we have approximately 85 VMs under protection with Rubrik across two sites. Our environment is 100% virtualized, another major shift over…
Rubrik - Blog - Leading Health Food Manufacturer Sanitarium Opts for Cloud Data Management

Customers

Leading Health Food Manufacturer Sanitarium Opts for Cloud Data Management

Alastair Stuart, Infrastructure Services Manager, Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing, keeps an eye out for innovative, best of breed solutions. With more than 21 years of experience in IT, Alastair explains how Rubrik saved his team from tedious backup job scheduling and unlocked new data management use cases.  What type of struggles did you have with backup? We’re always looking for ways to do more with less. Our backup infrastructure required a lot of management, from configuring to fine-tuning our hardware and software stacks for optimal performance. We were dealing with troublesome issues such as tape handling difficulties, complexity of configuring several data repositories, and inefficiencies of deduplication across multiple depositories. What happened after you put Rubrik in place? Our previous backup solution required us to spend hours on tediously scheduling backup jobs. Rubrik provided a new level of management simplicity that took 20% of a system administrator’s time spent on backup down to 1%. We can easily automate workflows to our business service level agreements. The time savings we received are now directed towards investigating advanced technologies. Second, we were observing massive inefficiencies when storing our data to disk with multiple repositories. Rubrik rectified this issue by providing us with…
Rubrik - Blog - Proactive, Real-time Monitoring and Alerting for Customer Engagement

Architecture

Proactive, Real-time Monitoring and Alerting for Customer Engagement

One of our main values is to deliver world-class customer experience. This entails actively engaging with customers to better understand their needs and to build products with the user in mind. An important tool for this type of engagement is a system reporting framework that allows our software to actively report data and to ensure we take the best possible course of action to continuously improve customer experience and the quality of our product. The Importance of Proactive Customer Engagement While proactive monitoring is not a new concept, many companies still rely on reactive support. Reactive customer engagement is expensive and time-consuming while proactive engagement focuses on non intrusive, metric-based optimizations to the performance of a product. At its core, it emphasizes an ongoing, elevated customer experience. Additionally, a proactive strategy requires cross-functional collaboration to drive success. At Rubrik, we monitor data in real-time and leverage analytics to: Predict customer needs before they even happen Optimize and analyze the performance of our software Alert for abnormal behavior to improve product quality. In summary, it allows us to understand how our services are performing, identify potential areas of risk, and obtain a holistic view on the overall health of our systems…