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Rubrik - Blog - The Need for Scale

Architecture

The Need for Scale

For almost two decades, I’ve been advising clients on their storage and backup and recovery system architectures with solutions that are limited in scalability. The need for scale only becomes more paramount over time and often sneaks up on you. Data generation and consumption grow at exponential rates. Data volume and conversely, the need for scale, is driven by three leading factors: Company maturation – Information scales alongside company growth. Economies of scale – Economies of scale bring cost savings. For example, Managed Services Providers (MSPs) are aggregators of multiple SMB environments. Data explosion – Big Data, mobile cloud era, IoT. Need I say more? Now try to imagine AT&T Stadium at max capacity (80,000 people) after a Cowboys game, with just one exit hall. We’ll never get out of here. No thank you. This is what it’s like if you’ve been using current backup and recovery solutions available in the market today. I have spent the last few years setting up multiple media agents, servers, global dedupe pools that don’t dedupe across each other because they are silo’d, or even separate resource pools for dedupe data and snapshot data (it’s the same data!). It was the same story over, over, and…
Rubrik - Blog - Customer Perspectives: Nothing is as Easy as Rubrik

Customers

Customer Perspectives: Nothing is as Easy as Rubrik

Twelve months ago, I saw the value of hyperconvergence when we welcomed Nutanix into our data center. We went from a provider of information technology to a deliverer of operational technology. The time we spent baby-sitting our primary infrastructure was now replaced with time spent propelling the business forward. While we had streamlined our primary environment by converging compute and storage, we continued to waste resources and time grappling with complexity in our secondary environment. We were using two different backup software solutions, which pointed to a backup storage target, and then running custom scripts in parallel. In early 2015, I joined Rubrik’s Early Access program after Jason found me. On March 11th, Eric arrived at Langs. We got the system setup within 15 minutes. The longest part of the Rubrik installation was unboxing and racking the system. Restore is What Matters We’ve been using Rubrik for 83 days now and nothing is as simple as Rubrik. With Rubrik, everything is measured in minutes (even seconds), not hours. Rubrik has restored my confidence in our backup and recovery infrastructure. Anybody in IT will agree with me that backup, by itself, is irrelevant. Restore is what truly matters. However, restoring takes so…
Rubrik - Blog - Rubric for Building Rubrik

Company

Rubric for Building Rubrik

“Heroes get remembered, but legends never die,” Babe Ruth famously said. When we came together to form Rubrik, we envisioned creating a long-lasting, successful company. Company building for the long haul entails examining and designing every aspect of the business carefully. Delivering great products is only half the equation. How we achieve it is equally, if not more, important. A Fresh Perspective Innovation is the reason for our existence. We are fanatical about making our customers’ lives better by building game-changing products. Achieving user delight through simplicity makes our world go round. We identify core issues, and use a fresh new approach to solve these problems. Case in point: our engineers come mostly from the consumer world (Facebook, Google) and use these learnings to solve deep enterprise infrastructure problems. We care more about capability than experience. Enduring Institution We are building an institution that is meritocratic, risk-taking, and transparent. Our team is a melting pot of diverse talents, experience, and culture. Lunch at Rubrik is like a big, noisy Sunday family dinner—everybody eats together. We foster collaboration and facilitate communication by sharing an open workspace and using tools like Slack. Design Orientation Design is core to our DNA. This goes…

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