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Rubrik - Blog - Hello Nutanix, Let’s Elevate Data Protection

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Hello Nutanix, Let’s Elevate Data Protection

Hyperconverged infrastructure has been trending in the data center. CIOs like the ROI of eliminating infrastructure layers, while IT managers and engineers are drawn to consumer-like usability, rich automation, and simplified management experience for building and operating a modern environment. Let’s say you simplified your primary environment with a hyperconverged solution like Nutanix.  It wouldn’t make much sense to hitch it to a legacy data protection solution. Best case, managing your data protection could be more work than managing your primary environment. Worst case, your data protection could impact application performance on your new environment. This is the quandary facing customers considering hyperconverged infrastructure. It makes perfect sense that Rubrik teamed up with Nutanix via their Elevate Partner Program. Rubrik’s r300 Series is now a validated, Nutanix Ready solution for backup and disaster recovery. Customers can confidently deploy our joint solution for VMware vSphere while benefiting from immediate infrastructure reduction, easy and rapid deployment, and web-scale architecture. One of our joint customers, Matthew Day at Langs Building Supplies, said it best, “Nutanix and Rubrik are complementary technologies. Both are rock solid scale-out platforms that allow IT to drive business outcomes. Together, they destroy the complexity barrier, allowing us to focus on what we really…
Rubrik - Blog - How Cloud Native Archive Destroys Legacy Cost Models

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How Cloud Native Archive Destroys Legacy Cost Models

A while back, I was reading about the woes of one Marko Karppinen as he described the incredible ease of getting data into a public cloud, and the equally opposite horrors of getting that data back out. His post, which can be found here, outlines his crafty plan to store around 60 GB of audio data into an archive for later retrieval and potential encoding. The challenge, then, is ensuring that data can later be pulled down into an on-premises location without breaking the bank or implied SLAs (Service Level Agreements). And this, folks, is the rub when using legacy architecture that bolts-on public cloud storage (essentially object storage) without fleshing out all of the financial and technological challenges. I’ve teased apart this idea when describing the Cloud Native property of Converged Data Management in an earlier post. “Getting data into the cloud is for amateurs. Getting data back out is for experts.” If using a public cloud for storage becomes 100s of times more expensive than intended, while also requiring a significant time investment for the technical teams involved, then it’s not a solution for data protection. While it’s true that the blog post I’m referencing is a single…
Rubrik - Blog - Have Your Cake and Eat It Too – Object-Level Recovery

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Have Your Cake and Eat It Too – Object-Level Recovery

In the last few weeks, Kenny covered how we’ve designed Rubrik to eliminate the effects of VMware application stun and JB covered why we built our own VSS Provider to take application-consistent snapshots. In this post, I’ll wrap up the app consistency series by discussing our object-level recovery and search capabilities. Maintaining application and data consistency in data protection requires a “three-layer cake” design. The base layer is our Converged Data Management platform, the next layer is the application tier, and the frosting and sprinkles are the objects/messages/files that are embedded inside the application and database. Maintaining application and data consistency in data protection requires a “three-layer cake” design. The base layer is our Converged Data Management platform, the next layer is the application tier, and the frosting and sprinkles are the objects/messages/files that are embedded inside the application and database. Our platform features a Distributed Task Framework, an engine that assigns and executes data across the cluster in a fault tolerant and efficient manner. It ensures all tasks are load balanced across the cluster and distributed to the nodes that contain the relevant data. This allows us to handle the ingestion of data across multiple nodes in parallel. Adding more…
Rubrik - Blog - Getting Physical: Rubrik Announces Support for Physical Linux

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Getting Physical: Rubrik Announces Support for Physical Linux

Today, at Day 2 of Pure//Accelerate, we’re excited to announce support of physical Linux on the Rubrik Converged Data Management platform! Over the last few months, our enterprise customers have asked us to extend our next-gen platform to protect physical Linux servers. This broadens the set of virtual and physical data sources supported on Rubrik. Earlier in February, we announced support for physical SQL to be released in 2016. You can check out the physical SQL demo originally shown at Tech Field Day 10 here. This product announcement allows us to deliver a set of unique benefits to file servers, web servers, database servers, and legacy Linux apps, including: Policy Automation: You can manage physical infrastructure through our dead-simple SLA policy engine. Just specify the retention and frequency required for data protection and whether replication and/or archival should be enabled. You craft the policy and the engine automates execution of data protection for instant on- and off-site recovery. Distributed Savings and Efficiencies: Rubrik is designed as a distributed architecture that linearly scales, with no limitations. Since the system is a single namespace, data services like deduplication and compression scale in-line with cluster size. Instant Data Access: Rubrik gives you near-zero…
Rubrik - Blog - Building a Company with Great Partners

Business

Building a Company with Great Partners

This week we announced AHEAD as our 2015-16 Partner of the Year. We’re excited to present AHEAD with this recognition for not only the work they’ve done with us this year, but also for the kind of business they are building. As we build Rubrik into an enduring institution, our channel partners will be an integral part of our customers’ experience. It follows that on-boarding the right partners with an aligned vision and customer-centric ethos is something that we care a lot about. Since our r300 Series GA eight months ago, AHEAD has been a supporter of Rubrik’s Converged Data Management vision: radical simplicity, consistent performance and cloud economics for backup and recovery. In fact, Rubrik is now part of AHEAD’s vision, called Cloud Delivery Framework. Cloud Delivery Framework is new IT operating model incorporating virtualization, data protection and automation that is meant to provide simplified end-to-end infrastructure services. We’ve also been impressed with how AHEAD drives their vision to reality. They have invested in engineering resources to design and test their Cloud Delivery Framework. AHEAD currently runs a Rubrik environment in their Chicago lab, and has validated a reference architecture for Converged Data Management. This kind of work has…