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Rubrik -  - Data Protection Is Not Just for Compliance

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Data Protection Is Not Just for Compliance

Technology permeates all aspects of our lives in such a seamless manner that it is easy to underestimate our reliance on it. As consumers, we’ve all been inconvenienced by the words, “I’m sorry, we can’t do anything right now–our computers are down.” But for a business, this disruption is far more than an inconvenience. A Business Held Hostage On the evening of March 19th, 2016, the owner of Hard Times Café in Bethesda, MD, began having problems with their point of sale (POS) system. The following morning, they discovered that their POS system had been compromised by ransomware. They would have to pay $10,000 in Bitcoin for the release of their encrypted files. When the team contacted the FBI, they were told to pay or rebuild their system since the agency was overwhelmed with ransomware cases. The restaurant was closed for seven days before being able to reopen. Your Data Is Your Business Underestimating the necessity of a reliable backup solution can be a financial disaster for large companies, but it can be fatal for smaller ones. During the seven days that Hard Times Café was closed, their three dozen full- and part-time employees went without pay, and the business generated no revenue. In addition,…
Rubrik -  - Assured Data Protection Launches Rubrik-Centric Business to Deliver Rubrik-as-a-Service


Assured Data Protection Launches Rubrik-Centric Business to Deliver Rubrik-as-a-Service

Assured Data Protection is the first global Rubrik-centric partner with management teams and data center presence in the UK and the US. I sat down with Rob Mackle, Managing Director and Co-Founder at Assured DP, to discuss how they deliver Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management platform to the market. Tell us Assured DP’s story, and why you decided to build a business around Rubrik. We are data protection veterans with over 75 years of collective industry experience. After being introduced to Rubrik through our value-added distribution partner BigTec, we decided to build a business with Rubrik as our core technology provider and to take its innovative Cloud Data Management solution to market. We live and breathe one product providing us with a competitive advantage compared to selling several services. A strong partnership with Rubrik allows us to deliver a customized approach and Rubrik-as-a-Service to enable our worldwide customers to realize all the benefits Rubrik has to offer. What drove the initial interest in Rubrik? Rubrik is the future of data protection. We love its fresh approach to data management: something we haven’t seen in our collective 75 years of industry experience. Whilst legacy vendors bolt new features onto outdated technology, Rubrik…