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Rubrik -  - Sphero Chooses Rubrik for Easy Integration with Nutanix AHV and AWS

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Sphero Chooses Rubrik for Easy Integration with Nutanix AHV and AWS

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Sphero designs and develops robots that fuse physical robots, digital apps, and entertainment experiences. Founded in 2010, the company helped pioneer connected play with its smartphone-enabled spherical robots that encourage learning through play. Since the launch of their iconic BB-8 droid, Sphero has created robotic toys for some of the largest entertainment brands in the world, including Star Wars, Marvel, and Pixar while also engaging kids worldwide with their presence in over 20,000 schools. We recently spoke with JD Snodgrass, IT Manager, who oversees all IT services at Sphero. Tell us about Sphero’s IT strategy. My team and I support and manage all end-user systems for the company, including networking, servers, AV, and help desk. Sphero is dedicated to providing employees with innovative technology to help serve its global customer base. As a result, ensuring always-on services is a top priority for my team. What issues were you experiencing with your legacy backup solution? Previously, we only relied on network storage devices and disk. We had no physical backups and no disaster recovery plan. Upon joining the company, I knew we needed more robust data protection. On top of that, we had an incident that caused part…
Rubrik -  - Riding the Wave at AWS re:Invent

Company

Riding the Wave at AWS re:Invent

Cloud computing is riding a wave to become the norm for all enterprises, with AWS as the current leader. Amazon recently reported its third quarter earnings, and despite the mixed results, its AWS cloud computing business unit has continued to experience exponential growth. AWS revenues grew 46% and is well on its way to becoming a $30 billion business in 2019. Rubrik, of course, is no stranger to rapid growth in the cloud. From day one, Rubrik has focused on its vision to be the world’s leading Cloud Data Management company, and we have been relentless in building a solution that helps our customers ride the wave in their journey to the public cloud. Along the way, we’ve built a strong partnership with AWS and have been recognized as a member of the AWS Partner Network. We also recently achieved the coveted AWS Storage Competency designation, which validates our approach and commitment to a deeper integration with AWS services. It’s been rewarding seeing our joint customers solve their biggest challenges with our growing portfolio of cloud services for AWS. We extended our cloud story this year by acquiring Datos IO, a market leader in data management for cloud applications built…
Rubrik -  - Introducing Rubrik + VMware Cloud on AWS

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Introducing Rubrik + VMware Cloud on AWS

At Rubrik, we prioritize customer engagement and focus on tailoring our roadmap to our users’ specific needs. When speaking with our customers, we discovered that many are investigating or using VMware Cloud on AWS (VMC) for a variety of use cases. Most commonly, users leverage VMC as a Disaster Recovery site or a place to run production workloads. But once our customers have workloads running in VMware Cloud on AWS, they need an easy way to protect those workloads against data loss or corruption. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Rubrik has validated Cloud Cluster to protect VMware Cloud on AWS as a fully-supported solution. The validation is a testament to Rubrik’s commitment to building strong joint solutions and supporting the modern enterprise ecosystem. The integration gives Rubrik users the ability to manage both on-prem and VMC workloads from a single solution. All of Rubrik’s values such as data reduction, archive, and search are included. Making It Work To integrate Rubrik and VMware Cloud on AWS, an Elastic Network Interface (ENI) connection needs to be configured between VMC and AWS. This gives the Rubrik network access to VMware on AWS workload VMs. Fortunately, VMware and AWS have made this…
Rubrik -  - Accelerating the Cloud Journey with Rubrik and AWS

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Accelerating the Cloud Journey with Rubrik and AWS

Today, we’re proud to announce that Rubrik has achieved AWS Storage ISV Partner Competency, which recognizes our powerful cloud technology and proven ability to support customers evaluating and using AWS. The AWS Competency Program simplifies the adoption of new solutions by providing AWS customers with quality APN Partners who have demonstrated technical proficiency and success in specialized areas. Earning the highest level of partnership that an AWS partner can attain is a testament to Rubrik’s cloud-first approach to data management. That’s why I want to take a step back to talk about our integration with AWS and how companies are leveraging Rubrik when on-ramping to the cloud. At Rubrik, our customers are on a journey to modernize their infrastructure and meet the changing demands of businesses. More often than not, this journey takes them to cloud providers such as AWS that can help them achieve cost efficiency and increase business agility. Rubrik was built to accelerate our customers’ cloud adoption, whether it’s by simplifying archival to Amazon S3, streamlining recovery and migration to AWS, or enabling multi-region and hybrid environments. For each phase of the journey, Rubrik has built capabilities into its platform that simplify the process of moving data…
Rubrik -  - AWS EC2 Protection with Rubrik

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AWS EC2 Protection with Rubrik

For most IT professionals, data protection is a difficult and thankless task. Adding to the pain, data protection tools can be even more complex and brittle than manual processes. Take, for example, the protection of virtual machines/instances in the public cloud. The primitives help protect your data, but automating the process often requires cobbling together various scripts and services that have to be constantly maintained. Solving these pain points was a major part of the recent Rubrik Alta 4.2 release. Based on customer demand, we’ve made simplifying the protection of cloud workloads a key benefit of our platform, beginning with Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instances. In a previous post, I provided an overview of the various AWS primitives, such as EBS snapshots and Amazon Machine Images, that are involved with EC2 instance protection. This post will go under the hood of how Rubrik uses these primitives to automate and simplify protection. What Challenges Are We Solving For? We designed Alta 4.2 to address the top data management challenges we heard from customers and prospects who are running workloads in AWS. This includes those who are new to the public cloud and those who run primarily in the cloud. Here…
Rubrik -  - Your Primer on AWS EC2 Protection

General Tech

Your Primer on AWS EC2 Protection

Are you on the cloud-native train? Nowadays, it seems everyone is building new stateless cloud-native applications or refactoring their old “jalopies” to become container-based, microservice-architected, cloud-native “Teslas.” However, that isn’t the reality when you speak with most users. Many are still hesitant to run production workloads in the cloud because they are not sure if their data will be protected and managed. Even current cloud users have concerns about the challenges of protecting their stateful data. Earlier this month, we announced Rubrik Alta 4.2, which extended our enterprise hybrid cloud data management capabilities. Based on customer demand, we’ve made simplifying the protection of cloud workloads a key component of our platform, beginning with Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instance protection. Protecting EC2 instances centers on efficiently managing EBS snapshots and Amazon Machine Images. We’ll dive into how Rubrik simplifies AWS EC2 protection in a follow-up blog post. But first, we need to level-set our understanding of related AWS technologies and the possibilities and challenges they present.  Let’s begin with the different storage types that an EC2 instance uses. What is an EC2 Instance Store? An instance store is temporary or ephemeral block storage for EC2 instances. It’s a logical volume…
Rubrik -  - Introducing Rubrik Alta 4.2: Purpose-built for the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

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Introducing Rubrik Alta 4.2: Purpose-built for the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud

As enterprises undergo digital transformation, many have embraced hybrid cloud by hosting their applications on a blend of infrastructure platforms, including private cloud, public cloud, and traditional data centers. This trend shows no signs of slowing down, with over 90% of enterprises expected to use multiple cloud services and platforms by 2020.* Today, we’re thrilled to help solve the biggest challenges of the hybrid cloud enterprise with Rubrik Alta 4.2. Our newest additions simplify how organizations manage and protect data across their hybrid cloud deployments, whether they are building on AWS or other environments. Here are the key highlights of our new offering: Cloud-native Data Protection Through a Single Control Plane As enterprises look to deploy more applications on AWS, many are burdened with complex and fragmented legacy solutions. Alta 4.2 makes it easier to protect workloads running on AWS EC2 through Rubrik’s cloud-native backup and lifecycle management capabilities. To do this, we use native AWS APIs to take snapshots of the EBS volumes and add core Rubrik services, including Google-like search, policy-driven automation, and instant data access. Our customers can also leverage this feature to instantiate a replica of any EC2 instance in another AWS availability zone or region–with just…
Rubrik -  - Encrypting Your Data in the Cloud: Rubrik CloudOut with Amazon S3

Architecture

Encrypting Your Data in the Cloud: Rubrik CloudOut with Amazon S3

In a previous post, I discussed the role of data encryption as a critical component of any company’s security posture and the potential pitfalls of not using encryption properly. This is magnified when you are talking about storing data outside of customer data centers in public cloud storage repositories such as Amazon S3, Azure Blob Storage, and Google Cloud Storage. Security is one of the key pillars of Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management platform, and we design security into every aspect of the platform. This includes end-to-end encryption, both in transit and at rest, which extends to our integration with public cloud providers. The majority of Rubrik customers take advantage of our CloudOut capability to store their backup data in one of the big three public cloud providers, often as a replacement for tape. This approach is typically more cost effective, more reliable, and offers better response times in the event that data restoration is required. To secure data uploaded via CloudOut, Rubrik enables encryption in transit using TLS and encryption at rest using various methodologies. No matter the cloud provider, Rubrik applies the same three key principles to how we encrypt customer data: Use the strongest encryption cipher available and…
Rubrik -  - Choose Your Cloud: Rubrik Enhances Multi-cloud Management

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Choose Your Cloud: Rubrik Enhances Multi-cloud Management

At Rubrik, we are focused on architecting a complete enterprise data management platform from data center to cloud. The Rubrik Alta 4.0 release furthered this vision by rounding out support for the key modern physical and virtual environments in the enterprise with Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV support, instant recovery for SQL Server, native Oracle data management, and CloudOn instantiation services for AWS. Today, we are excited to announce Rubrik Alta 4.1, our tenth product release in three years. The release completes support for all major public cloud providers with Google Cloud Platform and expands CloudOn instantiation services to Azure. Here are the key highlights of Alta 4.1: Server-less test/dev and DR on Microsoft Azure With Alta 4.1, Rubrik CloudOn instantiation services now support both AWS and Azure. Enterprises can now instantiate VMs in Azure (in addition to 4.0 CloudOn support for AWS) through a “server-less” conversion of VMs to cloud instances for cost-efficient disaster recovery and test/development. CloudOn instantiation lowers costs of such use cases by utilizing cloud services only when needed. Enterprises can now mobilize apps across data center to cloud. Manage all Microsoft apps on one platform Rubrik provides a single platform to manage your entire Microsoft…
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