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Rubrik - Blog - FORWARD Digital Summit Recap: Our Most Popular Sessions


FORWARD Digital Summit Recap: Our Most Popular Sessions

Rubrik recently launched FORWARD Digital Summit, our first-ever user conference that we hosted through an interactive, fully-digital experience. With over 8,000 global data management professionals attending, FORWARD delivered a variety of intense technical and industry-focused content from our users and leading technologists. I was especially excited to be part of our product announcement demo, which showcased our latest Polaris offerings for O365 OneDrive, Google Cloud, and AWS RDS. You can check out my cameo here. These sessions are now available on-demand to anyone and are split up into four distinct tracks. But there’s a lot of content to sift through–over 25 breakout sessions and keynotes to be exact. So, here’s a rundown of our most popular talks—and a few honorable mentions: An Introduction to Rubrik for Backup Administrators, DBAs and Architects  This 12-minute walkthrough was the most attended session at FORWARD and offers a preview into our product and capabilities for those new to Rubrik. Whether you’re a backup admin or cloud architect, see how Rubrik’s policy-driven approach to data protection can drive automated backup and recovery, seamless migration to the cloud, and massive amounts of time and cost savings.  Expert Seminar on Rubrik APIs I led this session with…
Rubrik - Blog - Bringing Flexibility and Choice to the Rubrik SDK for PowerShell


Bringing Flexibility and Choice to the Rubrik SDK for PowerShell

Rubrik prides itself on delivering an API-first architecture in which anything that can be done within the user interface can also be accomplished through an API request. This design brings flexibility to our customers, extending Rubrik Cloud Data Management functionality directly into their automation workflows, offering them choice around how they would like to consume Rubrik. We’ve taken this approach one step further by providing the ability to customize exactly how our PowerShell module acts and performs. Customers can now take advantage of module options and default parameter values with the addition of a user-based options file utilized by the module. Let’s dive into each option available. Default Parameter Values Customers can now define default values to any of the parameters within SDK by using these new cmdlets: Get-RubrikModuleDefaultParameter Set-RubrikModuleDefaultParameter Remove-RubrikModuleDefaultParameter These default values are then applied globally across all the PowerShell module cmdlets. For example, the PrimaryClusterId  parameter is present on a wide range of cmdlets within the Rubrik SDK. Rather than constantly providing this value manually during cmdlet execution, a default value could be sent automatically by executing the following code: Set-RubrikModuleDefaultParameter -ParameterName PrimaryClusterId -ParameterValue “local” As shown below, once set, the local value will be sent to…
Rubrik - Blog - Tips and Tricks for Using Postman with Rubrik APIs

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Tips and Tricks for Using Postman with Rubrik APIs

The increasing proliferation of APIs in combination with shifting IT environments makes strong collaboration tools essential for many developer and IT teams. Postman, a collaboration platform for API development, is a top choice for many organizations. A free application, Postman is useful for exploring APIs, building workflows, and sharing use case samples with anyone, such as a teammate. It’s especially handy when building dynamic variables to use across multiple environments.  With Postman, teams are able to collaborate through the use of collections and environments. It also has the ability to use a Collection Runner, which allows automated testing to iteratively run. The Postman console checks what data has been retrieved to make test debugging easy.  Before writing a bunch of code, I will usually mock up workflows using Postman to map out the steps and identify data types like parameters and variables. In this post, I will walk through a few use cases and tips to guide you along your automation journey using Postman.  Use Collections Being able to build requests and workflows using a GUI is great, but collections are where Postman really stands out. Collections are simply groups of requests organized into folders to help organize your workflows…
Rubrik - Blog - FORWARD Digital Summit: Highlights & New Innovations for the Data-Forward Enterprise


FORWARD Digital Summit: Highlights & New Innovations for the Data-Forward Enterprise

Today, we launched FORWARD Digital Summit, the premier Cloud Data Management conference reimagined as an interactive, fully-virtual experience. Almost 8,000 global data management professionals joined FORWARD, where they dove into our latest product innovations, gained insight into how backup data can be leveraged to manage enterprise risk, and heard from the boldest thinkers as we all tread through uncharted waters in today’s market. We were especially humbled to feature speakers from our customers, including Allstate, The Home Depot, Analog Devices, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, University of the Pacific, Canterbury Christ Church University, University of Reading, and City of Sioux Falls. The event delivered keynotes and 29 breakout sessions from our leadership team, end users, and industry experts, which we’ll be offering on-demand. There’s a lot to navigate through, so here are the top highlights from FORWARD: Welcome to the World of the Data-Forward Enterprise Our CEO and co-founder Bipul Sinha introduced the foundational purpose of the Rubrik platform. As he simply put it: “Data is eating the world.” Within 10 years, 50 billion connected devices will generate over 175 zettabytes of data. This coupled with changing everyday needs (think data compliance, governance, security, mobility–all at massive scale) ushers in the…
Rubrik - Blog - Know Before You Go: FORWARD Digital Summit


Know Before You Go: FORWARD Digital Summit

The Cloud Data Management conference of the year, FORWARD Digital Summit, is quickly approaching. We are excited to share ways in which you can maximize your time during the event. Step One: Register Register for FORWARD Digital Summit if you have not done so already and mark your calendar. The one-day conference will begin May 11th at 8:00 AM PST | 5:00 PM CEST.  Once registered, you may sign up for sessions and build out your custom schedule. You will receive an access link via email for each session you sign up for.    Step Two: Build Your Agenda View the agenda for details on keynotes from our CEO Bipul Sinha, Microsoft Chairman John Thompson, and creator & host of Netflix’s The Patriot Act Hasan Minhaj, as well as the 27 breakout sessions we have to offer. Once registered, use our Session Builder to build your agenda. The FORWARD Digital Summit agenda sessions are broken into four distinct tracks:  Cloud: Whether you’re in the early stages of moving your on-prem workloads to the cloud or a cloud veteran looking to get a fresh perspective on the future of multi-cloud ecosystems, this track will help you prepare for the next stage of…