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Recap: Rubrik’s First EMEA Partner Conference

One of the reasons why I joined Rubrik was the channel DNA in our company. At Rubrik, we believe that the channel is a key success factor for scaling and building something epic. Since day one, we’ve been 100% channel driven. With this strategy, we have been able to welcome the “best of the best” partners from around the world to our Rubrik channel family. It was with this mindset that we decided to hold our first EMEA Partner Conference, which took place in the beautiful city of Lisbon. From 20th to 22nd of September, we had an opportunity to meet with our partners and demonstrate our channel commitment. The theme of the conference was Full Throttle, which is exactly what all of our partners are doing every day with us in the field – we go together the extra mile! We invited our TOP 50 partners from all over EMEA to share the experience with peers from across regions, learn how to create even more momentum with Rubrik, hear from our executives first hand, and align with our vision and strategy. One goal of the conference was to ensure that all partners left the conference with a clear answer…
Rubrik - Blog - Automatically Provision Self-service Data Management In Your Cloud with Rubrik and SovLabs

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Automatically Provision Self-service Data Management In Your Cloud with Rubrik and SovLabs

Rubrik puts simplicity at the forefront. The easy-to-use GUI is a Rubrik hallmark feature making available quick data protection, instant recovery, and self-service data management. Users can manage their backup services interactively or through the simple, fully-featured automation interface provided by RESTful APIs in order to manage Rubrik’s SLA policy engine. Cloud-scale deployments, however, require automation that spans not only multiple products and services such as name services like DNS and Active Directory, but also multiple product and service categories, including (but by no means limited to) the aforementioned name services, address management, load balancing and, of course, backup services. Fortunately, this is exactly where Rubrik’s API-first architecture really shines, particularly when combined with the power of VMware vRealize Automation (vRA). That said, until recently, making Rubrik’s advanced capabilities available in vRA required administrators to develop, support, and maintain custom integration code. This could delay schedules, increase cost and risk, and reduce agility with every update to deployed technology. Fortunately, SovLabs has recently released a new Backup-as-a-Service Module for vRA that navigates this crucial “last mile” by making the full set of Rubrik data management services directly available from within vRA. With the SovLabs solution, after a simple four-step installation,…
Rubrik - Blog - Stora Enso Leverages Rubrik Edge for Simple Data Management Across All Environments


Stora Enso Leverages Rubrik Edge for Simple Data Management Across All Environments

Stora Enso, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions, and paper on global markets. Benny T’Jaeckx, IT System Engineer at Stora Enso, discusses how his team leverages Rubrik at the company’s mill in Langerbrugge, Ghent for policy-driven management across all environments. Tell me about Stora Enso Langerbrugge and your role. Stora Enso Langerbrugge is a leading sustainable newsprint and magazine paper manufacturer that produces 540,000 tons of paper annually. My team supports five sales offices and three production units across the UK, Belgium, and France. So, we need a reliable data management solution for both our local and remote offices. Our environment consists of 189 VMs, as well as several physical SQL servers. Since we support eight locations across three countries, it is imperative that we have visibility into all our data and speed of recovery to ensure operational continuity across all our environments. What challenges were you facing with your previous solution? The biggest problem we faced was our lack of a data management solution for our remote environments. We have over seven remote offices and were previously relying on tape for backups. This manual process was complex, time-consuming, and…
Rubrik - Blog - FranceTV Publicité Accelerates Hybrid Cloud with Data Management Built for Security


FranceTV Publicité Accelerates Hybrid Cloud with Data Management Built for Security

Pascal Moulin, CTO of FranceTV Publicité, discusses the challenges of a legacy approach, why they chose Rubrik, and moving towards a hybrid cloud strategy with Rubrik. Tell me about FranceTV Publicité and your overall IT strategy. FranceTV Publicité is France Télévisions’s advertising network, accounting for 27.6% of PdA TV in France. France Télévisions is one of the world’s largest media brands with an average of 32.5 million viewers a day and a digital audience of 26.5 million of monthly unique visitors. We manage the advertising space of nearly 30 television channels. As the CTO, I am responsible for the IT and broadcasting infrastructure. Our IT infrastructure is critical to France Télévisions’s advertising and broadcasting operations. To ensure our systems run smoothly, we need a data management solution that is fast and reliable. Rubrik delivers that speed and modernizes our IT infrastructure. What challenges were you experiencing with your legacy solution? We had a traditional legacy backup solution consisting of multiple components such as software, hardware, and tape. It was very complex to manage, and restores were difficult and time consuming. It was also not secure since our data was not encrypted. Overall, one of our key objectives was to refresh…
Rubrik - Blog - VMworld 2017: A Tale of Two Cities


VMworld 2017: A Tale of Two Cities

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Rubrik team. We’ve experienced the bright lights and excitement of Las Vegas and the historic architecture and rich culture of Barcelona. While VMworld US and VMworld Europe may have had different backdrops, and over 9,000 km of distance between them, their atmosphere was equally as inspiring. As VMware has been integral to our solution from the get go, VMworld is always an exciting time for us. This year was no exception. There were surprise announcements, thought provoking keynote speeches, intriguing breakout sessions, and unforgettable parties. VMworld 2017 has been a stage of innovation for the cloud generation, from its essential role in digital transformation to the technologies that make it secure. An unavoidable theme this year was ‘change’. We’re in a digital period of accelerated transformation, which is – as far as anyone can guess – set to continue. From the very first keynote speech in Las Vegas to the closing sessions in Barcelona, themes of cloud, mobility, networking, and security reigned supreme. After all, they are the topics reshaping all industries at the moment. The opening keynotes, in both Las Vegas and Barcelona, addressed this overarching theme of change, referencing…

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