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Rubrik -  - Introducing Cloud-Native Protection for Google Cloud Platform


Introducing Cloud-Native Protection for Google Cloud Platform

Rubrik was built from the ground up for the cloud. Empowering the data-forward enterprise has always been part of our DNA, and it’s clear that the cloud has a critical role for organizations looking to uncap new value and use cases with their exploding amount of data–all while driving operational efficiency. Rubrik started its cloud protection journey with its cloud-native support for AWS and Azure, and today we’re thrilled to announce that Rubrik’s Polaris Cloud-Native Protection for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is now generally available! “Rubrik’s collaboration with Google Cloud introduces a rich new cloud backup service to support native GCP workloads,” said Manvinder Singh, Director IaaS/PaaS Partnerships, Google Cloud. “Delivered as a service and driven by a suite of APIs, the solution leverages the simplicity and SLA policy tenets that are foundational to Rubrik’s offerings. As more enterprises migrate their workloads to GCP, this solution will deliver tremendous value to our joint customers.” Cloud Is Hard When designing Polaris Cloud-Native Protection for GCP, our approach focused on solving the biggest data management challenges based on customer feedback and conversations. These include: Complex Policy Management: A typical cloud architecture often involves hundreds of different accounts and subscriptions across several cloud…
Rubrik -  - Forbes Names Rubrik Top 10 In Cloud 100


Forbes Names Rubrik Top 10 In Cloud 100

Rubrik is thrilled to be recognized in the top 10 of the 2020 Forbes Cloud 100 alongside innovative, future-forward companies such as Stripe and the newly-public Snowflake. The Forbes Cloud 100 list, compiled with Bessemer Venture Partner and Salesforce Ventures, is “the definitive ranking of the top 100 private cloud companies in the world” based on rigorous evaluation in the areas of leadership, valuation, operating metrics, and people and culture.  This year marks the fourth year that Rubrik has placed on the Forbes Cloud 100 list (the second in the top 10). I have to admit, this year feels particularly exciting as the cloud becomes even more essential to today’s business operations. Who isn’t remote in some capacity, if not completely? We are a bit obsessed with what our customers need, and the move to cloud is a big one. We are ready for the challenge. And here’s why…  Automate and Orchestrate Data Management Customers have long felt the pain of legacy data management. They were lost in a sea of backup jobs, missing SLA recovery windows, and a myriad of hardware and software solutions for managing and protecting their data. Rubik changed the game with a consumer-like experience through…
Rubrik -  - How Healthcare Organizations Drive Cyber Resiliency with Rubrik


How Healthcare Organizations Drive Cyber Resiliency with Rubrik

More and more healthcare organizations are driving digital transformation as they look to improve the patient experience, reduce costs, and streamline processes. The downside, however, is that this shift is making healthcare organizations even more lucrative to cyberattackers–especially when combined with the volume of computer-stored patient information and EHR data. Healthcare remains one of the top industries targeted by ransomware and saw a 350% increase in Q4 2019 alone. To learn how you can help protect your organization from ransomware, download our eBook: How Healthcare Organizations Can Develop an Effective Ransomware Remediation Plan. You’ve heard us say it before. Backups are a critical defense against ransomware. However, advanced ransomware is now targeting backups, which only increases the chances of ransom payout as organizations lose their last line of defense. Rubrik was designed to make backups immune to ransomware and accelerate recovery after an attack. Data stored in Rubrik is never available in a Read/Write format, preventing your backups from being compromised or deleted. In the event of an attack, quickly recover to the most recent clean state with just a few clicks–minimizing downtime and data loss. Here are two stories of how healthcare organizations are leveraging Rubrik to up-level their…
Rubrik -  - Combat Ransomware & Increase Resiliency with Rubrik and Azure


Combat Ransomware & Increase Resiliency with Rubrik and Azure

It’s 2020, and the frequency of and repercussions from ransomware are getting worse. Bad actors are taking advantage of increases in remote work and the lapses or gaps in security measures as the attack-surface spreads. In Q1 2020, the average enterprise ransom payment increased to $111,605, up 33% from Q4 of 2019. Business interruption costs are often 5-10x higher than direct ransomware incident costs. Lost revenue, downtime, and brand damage are factors that severely affect victims of ransomware if they’re unable to recover quickly. Recently, Karl Rautenstrauch, Principal Program Manager with the Microsoft Azure engineering team, gave a highly informative presentation about how Rubrik and Microsoft Azure are a powerhouse combination in helping to defeat ransomware. Here are some key takeaways from the presentation: A Common Ransomware Reality The following scenario happened to an Azure customer. It’s a bad story, but it’s one everyone can learn from. The customer’s entire network was impacted by a particularly nefarious form of ransomware that not only deleted content on users’ workstations where the ransomware was first encountered, but reached out across the network and deleted content from NAS appliances and from an appliance used to back up to the Azure Cloud. The ransomware…
Rubrik -  - 3 Truths About Moving Large Workloads to the Cloud

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3 Truths About Moving Large Workloads to the Cloud

We are in the age where data is no longer the endgame for businesses, it’s merely a place to start. Deep insights that drive innovation, enhance customer engagement, and improve business outcomes can be pulled from data. So, how you treat your data can have a profound bearing on the conclusions you draw and the business success you realize. Businesses that want to move their big data applications to the cloud (like SAP, Oracle, HPC) in order to open up the vast opportunities the cloud offers in terms of data treatment have, historically, faced significant barriers. Traditionally, the biggest obstacles have been bandwidth limitations in getting the applications to the cloud and a lack of control over data, both in-transit and at rest. After data has been migrated to the cloud, you won’t necessarily have the same suite of tooling to manage it that you would have on-premises. The business process differs as that data moves. And, of course, data-in-transit faces more potential exposure and is therefore more vulnerable. However, with advancements in both internet infrastructure and secure data management solutions, the barriers that have held companies back from the cloud in the past have been removed. Now, there is…
Rubrik -  - Productivity Hacks: Migrate in Minutes to the Most Current Version of SQL Server

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Productivity Hacks: Migrate in Minutes to the Most Current Version of SQL Server

In July 2019, SQL Server 2008, Microsoft’s relational database management system (RDMS) application, reached end-of-life. SQL Server 2012 is slated to go end-of-life in 2022. Once an application reaches its extended support end date, there are no longer patches, security updates, or support from Microsoft. If your organization is using a version of SQL that is or is soon to be unsupported, it’s almost guaranteed that your security risk will increase, your productivity will be impacted, and your data protection compliance jeopardized. Over time, these risks will escalate, so it’s important to take action. Organizations are looking to migrate to a newer version of SQL Server for many reasons. It could be the end-of-service event, which is a very compelling reason because there’s a significant business justification behind it. Database administrators (DBAs) generally want to move up to the latest version because they see the application, its performance, and security benefits. No matter the reason behind it, when administrators get the approval to upgrade, they must deal with complex details and logistics around how to move from their legacy version of SQL Server to a modern version with the least amount of downtime possible. (Upgrading is always a tough sell…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Named a Leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions


Rubrik Named a Leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions

Rubrik was built on a foundational goal of helping the world’s largest enterprises untap new value from their backup data, an act we’ve coined data leverage. Data leverage is about activating your data exponentially through rich metadata to out-innovate competition. As Gartner puts it, “The move toward public cloud, heightened concerns over ransomware, and complexities associated with backup and data management are forcing I&O leaders to rearchitect their backup infrastructure and explore alternative solutions.”  We’re honored to announce that Rubrik has been named a “Leader” in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions. We have been positioned furthest in completeness in vision–a recognition that we believe demonstrates not only our global team’s ability to come up with radical ideas, but quickly bring these innovations to market with precision and excellence. From our perspective, this accomplishment builds upon our successes and developments introduced over the last year. Here’s a rundown of our latest advancements: Enhanced Performance, Flexibility, and Compliance for Enterprise Environments  Rubrik Andes 5.2, now Generally Available, helps enterprise customers improve performance, facilitate security and compliance, and minimize complexity at massive scale. Enhancements include turbocharged VMware performance with multi-node data streaming (boost backup speed by…
Rubrik -  - How Rubrik Can Help DBAs Respond to an Evolving & Demanding Landscape

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How Rubrik Can Help DBAs Respond to an Evolving & Demanding Landscape

DBAs are known for their masterful ability to untangle complex systems–but that’s not to say that the massive growth in database types and data and the ever-increasing need for business agility haven’t made their jobs more challenging. Given the range of applications DBAs must now support and the acceleration of database and data growth, today’s DBAs are tasked with managing terabytes, if not petabytes, of data across on-premises and cloud–and these numbers will continue to grow. In fact, IDC analysts estimate that data volume will more than double every two years.  So how can DBAs maintain protection and control over their environments, even as they evolve and the sheer volume of databases and data increases? How can they ensure rapid recovery of multi-terabyte databases in the event of a cyberattack? How are DBAs tackling increasing data governance regulations? And perhaps most top-of-mind, how can they minimize pain points associated with manual backups and scripting to free up time to focus on other strategic projects for the business?  To answer these questions, I’ll walk through the biggest threats today’s DBAs ought to keep their eye on and how Rubrik can help them handle these challenges with the speed, efficiency, control, and…
Rubrik -  - Built-in Immutability for Cyber Resiliency

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Built-in Immutability for Cyber Resiliency

Imagine one or more of your systems is unavailable because of some malicious attack, whether a nasty virus, ransomware, or sabotage from a disgruntled employee. No worries, these things happen —  you’ll recover from backup. Except you discover that your backups have been compromised in the same manner. This is usually where the term air gap gets dropped. Someone will say, “you need a truly offline backup — tape! There’s no way ransomware can get into a tape backup!” While that’s true, how long does it take to recover from tape stored in a land somewhere far, far away? If a backup takes so long to restore that there’s major financial or business impact, does it actually exist? Realistically, there are ways to protect your data stored by backup systems even without this gap.  I previously wrote a blog post about immutable infrastructures, but compute infrastructures are not the only way that immutability matters in the data center. Immutable, by definition, means the state is set or inflexible once constructed. In other words, it cannot be changed. The goal is to build a more reliable automated compute infrastructure in order to enable stable continuous delivery. Data is becoming more and more…