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Rubrik -  - Encrypting Your Data in the Cloud: Rubrik CloudOut with Azure Blob Storage

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Encrypting Your Data in the Cloud: Rubrik CloudOut with Azure Blob Storage

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. Since the beginning, security has been a key pillar of Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management platform. Our engineers have built security into every aspect of the platform, from end-to-end encryption to immutable backups. Naturally, this obsession with security extends to our integration with the cloud. As customers adopt the cloud, many are leveraging our CloudOut capability for long-time archive in the public cloud, 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. I recently spelled out how Rubrik secures data that is sent to the cloud by encrypting data both in transit and at rest using a variety of methodologies with AWS. This post gives a more in-depth look at Rubrik’s main principles for encrypting data in the cloud, including using the…
Rubrik -  - Embracing Digital Transformation with Rubrik and Azure

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Embracing Digital Transformation with Rubrik and Azure

The 2017 Microsoft Ignite conference was an event where several items were crossed off my bucket list. Not only did I get to spend an hour recording an episode of the Datanauts Podcast with the infamous Jeffrey Snover, creator of PowerShell and all-around nice guy, but I also held the privilege of showcasing Rubrik’s official integration across both Azure and Azure Stack in the expo hall. The idea that cloud-born services, such as elastic compute pools and Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) features, can be pushed towards on-prem deployments is fairly magical, and that’s the idea behind Azure Stack. But I’m getting a bit ahead of myself. The real question to answer starts with “why push cloud services to co-exist on premises?” And in this case, I’ll point to the presentation given by Mr. Snover on data center transformation. In it, he shares his thoughts on how the very fabric of being an IT professional is changing. Rather than being tactically focused on resources that create and deploy infrastructure, we’re gaining momentum as strategically-positioned forces that can go beyond staying relevant and actually get ahead of the mounting pile of technical debt that has quagmired progress in the past. Part of this change…
Rubrik -  - CarePoint Health Simplifies Operations with Rubrik and Microsoft Azure

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CarePoint Health Simplifies Operations with Rubrik and Microsoft Azure

Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, CarePoint Health is a leader in the delivery of preventive medicine, healthcare education, and disease management. Each year, CarePoint Health delivers hundreds of thousands of healthcare services to residents in Hudson County through its three area hospitals. Lev Goronshteyn, CTO at CarePoint Health, discusses how Rubrik and Microsoft Azure simplified CarePoint’s data management operations and helped them eliminate tape. What challenges were you experiencing with data protection? When we combined the three hospital IT environments, it created a lot of complexity and performance challenges for us. Our old system was inherently difficult to use, our backups were taking 12 hours or longer to complete, and our restores could take hours. We were spending a lot of time on backups, and we wanted to free our employees up to work on other initiatives. We also were sitting on a vast amount of tape, which was challenging to manage and needed to be eliminated. Why did you choose Rubrik and Microsoft Azure? We knew that by transitioning to a hybrid cloud we could unlock cost savings and efficiency gains that weren’t possible with our legacy systems. To get the results we wanted, we knew that we needed…
Rubrik -  - 0-60 in 1.9 Seconds: Rubrik Goes “Plaid” with Microsoft Azure

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0-60 in 1.9 Seconds: Rubrik Goes “Plaid” with Microsoft Azure

Today, just months after the Rubrik Alta 4.1 release, we’re excited to announce that Rubrik has been designated an ISV co-seller through the Microsoft Partner Network to offer our hybrid cloud management solution on Microsoft Azure. Expanding our partnership with Microsoft enables enterprise, government, and nonprofit customers to transform their organizations and fully leverage a hybrid cloud model. Rubrik’s unprecedented growth and the breadth of its development mirrors some of the most innovative companies to date. As I was finalizing the content of this joint announcement, my son texted me: Tesla released a roadster, and it’s exactly everything you could ever want from a car. Welcome to “Plaid Mode.” To me, our extended partnership with Microsoft is Rubrik’s Plaid Mode. In a mere few months, Rubrik has gone from being a small partner to being a top MS ISV. We began our Azure journey earlier this year. The initial step was to target new features for Azure  to bring us into a leadership position among cloud providers. Our engineers delivered at lightspeed with the release of Rubrik Alta 4.1. The release expanded our CloudOn services to Microsoft Azure, pioneering server-less conversion of VMs to cloud instances. This lowers the costs…
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…
Rubrik -  - Disaster Recovery in the Cloud, Part 1: Knowing the Options

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Disaster Recovery in the Cloud, Part 1: Knowing the Options

I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many users about their plans for public cloud vendors and disaster recovery (DR). Specifically, users ask me about how they can use AWS or Azure as the DR target for their on-premises environment. This is also a topic that Tim Carr addresses in his recent Gestalt IT blog post. In the first of two blog posts, we will examine the different DR options in public cloud. Why Use Public Cloud for DR? The traditional approach to DR requires significant investment of time and resources. At minimum, users must consider how they would replicate their primary infrastructure to a secondary site. That secondary site needs to be procured, installed, and maintained. During normal operations, the secondary site will typically be under-utilized or over-provisioned. The cost of such an investment is beyond the means of many companies. Even for companies with the means, DR is seen as a sunk cost that delivers little return quarter over quarter. However, not having an adequate DR strategy is also something no company can afford. The public cloud offers a way for companies of all sizes to build DR sites with little upfront costs through a pay-as-you-go model. Options…
Rubrik -  - Accelerating Your Cloud Data Management Strategy

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Accelerating Your Cloud Data Management Strategy

In my previous blog post, I responded to a Gestalt IT article by Tim Carr that reviewed the typical stages of public cloud adoption in an enterprise. In particular, I focused on Rubrik solutions such as CloudOut, CloudOn, and Cloud Cluster, which provide customers with advanced data management capabilities for each phase of their cloud adoption journey. Tim has followed up his article with a deeper look at how enterprises are approaching phase 2 and the important role that cloud data management plays in their journey. Three areas of emphasis that Tim highlights are security, management tool sprawl, and cloud lock-in. These are areas that Rubrik has thought hard and long about as part of its “clean sheet” approach to data protection and cloud data management. Security While security should always be top of mind, it’s frequently an afterthought addressed in phase 2 or beyond in the cloud journey.  But any time you consider sending data off-premises over the internet, there should be questions about securing data in transit and at rest. Rubrik provides an end-to-end solution beginning with data encrypted as it is being backed up to our Rubrik nodes. Each file is encrypted using client-side encryption prior to data…
Rubrik -  - Helping Customers with Their Cloud Journey

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Helping Customers with Their Cloud Journey

There was a time not so long ago when adopting the public cloud was considered too big of risk for the enterprise. Today, enterprises are seeing public cloud vendors as strategic partners and exploring new ways to leverage the innovation, agility, and scale of providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. However, enterprise use cases for the public cloud are not restricted to cloud-native workloads, as originally articulated by AWS and others, but also include more traditional and monolithic applications. As Tim Carr discussed in his recent Gestalt IT blog post, enterprise customers are embracing the public could but typically in a phased approach. Source: Can a Backup Appliance Really Help your Enterprise Cloud Strategy? – Part 2 These cloud journey phases often look like this: Phase 1: Leverage basic public cloud services that require minimal changes to current workloads or processes. Phase 2: Build out an infrastructure using public cloud resources for new workloads or for migrating existing on-premises workloads. Phase 3: Refactor applications to take advantage of public cloud scale and innovations, including more advanced public cloud services. Rubrik has built solutions into its Cloud Data Management platform focused on the needs of our customers as they…
Rubrik -  - Berkeley College Reduces Costs and Integrates with Microsoft Azure with Rubrik

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Berkeley College Reduces Costs and Integrates with Microsoft Azure with Rubrik

Berkeley College is a private higher education institution that provides academic programs in more than 20 career fields. Today, it has more than 8,000 students at its 9 campuses. Leonard De Botton, CIO, and Joseph Pagano, Director of Infrastructure at Berkeley College, talk about how they reduced time spent managing backup, decreased TCO by 33%, and setup data archival to Microsoft Azure with Rubrik. What challenges were you experiencing with your previous backup solution? Our previous solution wasn’t built for the cloud era. We were protecting data with old age backup when we had new age virtualized servers. Backup administration was complex and time intensive. For instance, backups could take three days on one server, were unstable, and failures occurred frequently. Additionally, replication was cumbersome and complex, requiring us to manually configure processes. Lastly, tape was highly inefficient, expensive, and time consuming. We were unable to set up public cloud with our old vendor. Why Rubrik? We needed more stability and efficiency as well as a solution that could take us to public cloud. We were looking for a solution that could backup in the time frame that we needed. We wanted to backup every 2 hours, but traditional systems…