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Rubrik -  - Using Automation to Validate Applications and Services in Rubrik Backups

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Using Automation to Validate Applications and Services in Rubrik Backups

The ability to restore files, folders, applications, and entire servers is the ultimate goal of data protection. With that in mind, there are a lot of checks in place to validate that all source data has been correctly stored within the Rubrik Cloud Data Management (CDM) fabric. This includes CRCs to ward against corruption, over-the-wire encryption to prevent tampering, and the use of erasure coding to opportunistically place data across hardware components to avoid single points of failure. In addition, it’s a good idea to validate that a backup can be restored. The best method is to perform a restore of the data to ensure that whatever is required – be it files, folders, applications, or entire servers – can be presented back to the users. Traditionally, this has been clunky. Solutions that offer such workflows are often quite slow to complete and limited in scope. Plus, they operate in a closed-source orchestration engine that is tightly coupled to the solution itself. Wouldn’t it be great if you could perform backup validation using your existing configuration management engines instead? With Rubrik, validating is easy. Because the entire CDM fabric is designed to operate at scale across any on-premises or cloud…
Rubrik -  - Leading Health Food Manufacturer Sanitarium Opts for Cloud Data Management

Customers

Leading Health Food Manufacturer Sanitarium Opts for Cloud Data Management

Alastair Stuart, Infrastructure Services Manager, Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing, keeps an eye out for innovative, best of breed solutions. With more than 21 years of experience in IT, Alastair explains how Rubrik saved his team from tedious backup job scheduling and unlocked new data management use cases.  What type of struggles did you have with backup? We’re always looking for ways to do more with less. Our backup infrastructure required a lot of management, from configuring to fine-tuning our hardware and software stacks for optimal performance. We were dealing with troublesome issues such as tape handling difficulties, complexity of configuring several data repositories, and inefficiencies of deduplication across multiple depositories. What happened after you put Rubrik in place? Our previous backup solution required us to spend hours on tediously scheduling backup jobs. Rubrik provided a new level of management simplicity that took 20% of a system administrator’s time spent on backup down to 1%. We can easily automate workflows to our business service level agreements. The time savings we received are now directed towards investigating advanced technologies. Second, we were observing massive inefficiencies when storing our data to disk with multiple repositories. Rubrik rectified this issue by providing us with…
Rubrik -  - Fortune 500 Consumer Retail Company Simplifies Data Protection with Rubrik

Customers

Fortune 500 Consumer Retail Company Simplifies Data Protection with Rubrik

At VMworld 2016, I sat down with one of our customers at a Fortune 500 consumer retail company to discuss how they are using Rubrik and the benefits they have seen. As a result, they have wiped out management complexity for their backup and recovery environment and created a plan to expand their global footprint. What type of backup challenges were you experiencing? Our team was looking to simplify backup and recovery. We were previously using multiple solutions and were frustrated by the time needed to train employees let alone recover data. It just wasn’t feasible, and we needed faster recovery times. Additionally, our previous solution was extremely expensive. We have two heavy data centers, and we were running out of runway in our remote locations as well as our local locations. To expand storage space within our former solution would have been very costly. What sold you on Rubrik? While we were evaluating other solutions, when we saw your product, it spoke for itself. That was the biggest thing. I don’t think anyone on our team could effectively know how to use our previous product. With Rubrik, I can take anyone off the street, and in less than hour,…
Rubrik -  - World Vision Adopts Next-Gen Data Management with Rubrik

Customers

World Vision Adopts Next-Gen Data Management with Rubrik

Nathan Sielaff, system engineer at World Vision, is responsible for backup, storage, and beyond. He strives to create a flexible and agile IT environment, so the organization doesn’t need to worry about underlying infrastructure and can focus its efforts on its mission. Tell us about World Vision and the organization’s mission. At World Vision we believe in a full solution to poverty and injustice. We provide emergency assistance to children and families affected by disasters and conflict, partner with communities for long-term solutions to alleviate poverty, and advocate for justice on behalf of the poor.  This is a complex problem, and requires a true community effort to create an impact.  We bring sponsors and donors together with children and communities in nearly 100 countries. As responders in the face of world disasters, we have to ensure we are agile and able to connect people at any time. Our areas of impact range across clean water, child protection, disaster relief, economic development, education, food and agriculture, health, domestic empowerment, faith, and gender equality. How does your group support the organization in its mission? We strive to provide a stable IT infrastructure to fully support our organization when disasters strike around the…
Rubrik -  - This is Cloud Data Management

Company

This is Cloud Data Management

This is Cloud Data Management What is Cloud Data Management? Cloud Data Management is a platform that orchestrates mission critical application data across private and public clouds while delivering data management functions such as backup, disaster recovery, archival, compliance, search, analytics, and copy data management in a single, run-anywhere platform. Built for the cloud generation, Rubrik eliminates the complexity of legacy solutions with an automated policy engine that manages data throughout its lifecycle across all data management functions. This vision to deliver a software fabric for data management is rooted in our cloud vendor-agnostic platform, preventing vendor lock-in to any particular cloud. The cloud is a democracy. In the past, we lived in a restrictive system, one where we were anchored to legacy platforms with a disparate view of our businesses. The cloud represents a new era that liberates enterprises by delivering universal access and automation over their applications. With cloud, enterprises can reduce cost and time-to-market while retaining business agility. The cloud adoption is not a question of “if” but rather “how.” Many enterprises are unable to realize the promise of the cloud because of the limitations within their own infrastructure. They have spent millions and millions on their…
Rubrik -  - PowerShell and RESTful APIs – Making Backup Awesome Again

Business

PowerShell and RESTful APIs – Making Backup Awesome Again

The virtualization world has long been singing the praises of the “abstract, pool, and automate” goal. Put simply, it meant separating the application from hardware, forming a fabric of resources, and automating the consumption of those resources for applications. The key focus is the application and how it can be made a first class citizen in the data center. However, the automation of tasks has traditionally been slower to enter the world of enterprise infrastructure. I attribute this to vendors using proprietary or closed protocols while also lacking a solid, simple to use, and consumable API that enables a rich ecosystem of task automation. On top of this, administrators and engineers are burdened with keeping the data center operational and don’t have the luxury of codifying a plethora of workflows using handfuls of different programming languages. What’s needed is a easy way to control infrastructure, such as data protection, that actually reduces overhead and grants IT professionals more time to focus on value-add efforts (that are usually more fun, too). Enter PowerShell! It’s a framework that is incredibly simple to learn and consume that can also send and receive data from an API endpoint. Plus, when paired with the Rubrik…
Rubrik -  - Three Use Cases Demonstrate How Rubrik Rocks Recovery

Business

Three Use Cases Demonstrate How Rubrik Rocks Recovery

Our customers and peers in the industry always want to hear about how others are using Rubrik to provide data protection. And as much as I love our technology, it’s really all about how our converged data management solution is being leveraged by those looking to ensure that their SLA requirements are being met (or exceeded). Recently, we wanted to bring in another pair of eyeballs to look at our customer testimonials. The tech-savvy team at ActualTech Media cropped up as a great fit to see what we’re doing, capture our use cases into a white paper, and help provide you with that lightbulb moment that is so awesome to experience when it comes to ditching backup jobs for declarative SLA policies. I humbly invite you to read their brand new paper, hot off the press, focused entirely on addressing three of the most common challenges beleaguering administrators looking to provide data protection for today’s data center and tomorrow’s applications. In this masterpiece of wordcraft, you’ll learn: Use Case 1: Ousting Tape-Based Backups Learn how using cloud and object storage can reduce costs by 60%, provide incredibly more efficient recovery workflows, and offer massively boosted availability for data. Use Case…
Rubrik -  - Meet the r599 BC: Bringing Backup Back

Culture

Meet the r599 BC: Bringing Backup Back

Rubrik is proud to announce our latest product, the all new r599 BC. r599 BC does one job and does it best: archival to papyrus. “Backup is dead,” they said. “Even the dead need backup!” we believe. During our beta testing, the most crucial piece of feedback we received was from Mr. Tutankhamun, C.I.O., Pharaohmatix Inc. “We deal with sensitive data, and we need encryption, not just backup,” he said. Enter r599 BC: papyrus archival with encryption using hieroglyphs. r599 BC is the world’s first converged data management platform with state-of-art ancient encryption built right into it. What’s more, there’s no master key we can forge to break the encryption. That means you own your data. Now. Always. The customer testimonials are flying in, and they all agree: r599 BC is light-years ahead of its time. “You guys made backup sexy again.” “Rock solid backup!” “Now I can backup all of Cleopatra’s selfies without worrying!” It’s product of the century. With r599 BC, data security will never be the same again. The government can not have and will never have access to your data.
Rubrik -  - Backup Wars: The Dawn of Next-Generation Data Protection

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Backup Wars: The Dawn of Next-Generation Data Protection

Update: New Backup Wars video out on Episode IV: Star Wars – Backup Wars Edition. Click here! Some of you may have witnessed the epic battle between Batman and Superman last weekend. Well, we leave the interpretation of “epic” to you. Today, we are showing you a battle that is not in theatres. In honor of World Backup Day, we bring back your favorite superhero in data protection, Mr. Awesome Backup, in “Backup Wars.” In the world of backup and recovery, Mr. Awesome Backup ends the drought and restores innovation to defeat Mr. Flakey Backup. Jokes aside, battling the woes of legacy architecture is exhausting. Given the rapid adoption of virtualization and large data growth, organizations struggle to access, retrieve, and recover all this data. Legacy systems implement incremental improvements, but these Band-Aids are not enough when the underlying architecture is broken. You deserve a next-generation solution that provides consistent performance and simplifies management of backup and recovery. This is what Rubrik represents – a new school approach that eliminates traditional backup software by providing a converged data management platform that is intelligent, simple, and fast. Rubrik unifies hardware and software components complete with a state-of-the-art user experience and scale-out…