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Rubrik -  - Rubrik Turns Four: Our Year in Review

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Rubrik Turns Four: Our Year in Review

Today, we’re excited to celebrate the past four years at Rubrik and the growth we’ve experienced along the way. Each year has been filled with unbelievable breakthroughs, but I think this one really cemented Rubrik as the fastest growing enterprise company. To commemorate our growth, as well as the customers and partners who support us, let’s take a look at some of our key milestones in 2017. Expanded Our Enterprise Data Management Solution One of the biggest areas of momentum for us has been in engineering and product development. We’ve had ten product releases over the past four years, and the Rubrik Alta 4.0 release was our biggest one to date. Rubrik Alta encompassed all major hypervisors by introducing integration with Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV and added support for Oracle databases. This release also pioneered SQL Live Mount and CloudOn instantiation so that customers can leverage cost-efficient test/dev and disaster recovery. Each new feature is driven by our customers, a mindset that’s led us to continue our rapid market adoption and approach a $300 million global bookings run rate. Over the past fiscal year, we’ve grown our global customer base by more than 4x. This growth is a testament…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Adds to Momentum with Two Best of VMworld 2017 U.S. Awards

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Rubrik Adds to Momentum with Two Best of VMworld 2017 U.S. Awards

Rubrik is honored to have received two Best of VMworld 2017 U.S. awards: the Gold Award for Data Protection and Best of Show. The Best of VMworld 2017 U.S. Awards recognize the most innovative new products in the server virtualization, cloud, and end-user computing markets. A panel of industry experts evaluated 90 nominated products on display at VMworld 2017 U.S. and named winners in seven categories. Judges named Rubrik The Best of Show winner, which “represents the best of the best” and was chosen among the winners of the previous categories. Rubrik Alta took Gold in the Data Protection category. This award recognizes software products or cloud services — such as disaster recovery as a service — that are designed to backup, restore, replicate data, and/or achieve fault tolerance in a virtual server or cloud infrastructure. Judges commented that Alta is “the perfect complement to hyper-converged infrastructure.” Rubrik Alta, our ninth and most significant product release, provides instant application availability anytime, anywhere regardless of the underlying infrastructure. Alta delivers an ecosystem-agnostic platform that supports key modern operating environments in the enterprise, including: VMware, Hyper-V, AHV; physical environments such as Linux and Windows; and AWS, Azure and private clouds. The release also…
Rubrik -  - The Vision Is Bright: Rubrik Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

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The Vision Is Bright: Rubrik Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

We are honored to announce that Gartner has named Rubrik a “Visionary” in its 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions. We are entering after only three years of operations in a category that hasn’t welcomed a new vendor since 2014, an unprecedented trajectory. This is a testament to our focus on innovation and customer success. Rubrik is disrupting a previously underserved industry composed of complex and brittle solutions. Rubrik Cloud Data Management was architected to dramatically simplify data management and enable new data services anytime, anywhere, regardless of infrastructure. With a $150 million bookings run rate after only eight quarters of selling, it is clear that the market demand is on our direction. We believe our modern approach has changed the way enterprise customers think about backup and recovery, and the potential of application data when it can be delivered reliably anytime, anywhere. Our solution supports all major enterprise production environments – virtual, physical, or cloud. Rubrik Alta, our ninth and most significant product release, rounds out this support with Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, native Oracle, and SQL. The release also introduced Live Mount for SQL, a capability that has never been offered by any other solution.…
Rubrik -  - How Rubrik Delivers a World-Class Customer Experience

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How Rubrik Delivers a World-Class Customer Experience

Rubrik recently received the NorthFace ScoreBoard AwardSM from Omega Management Group Corp. for providing excellent customer support in 2016. Giri Iyer, VP of Global Customer Support and Success, explains how he maintains high-quality service among a rapidly-growing customer base. What makes Rubrik’s customer support different from other companies? Rubrik places customer satisfaction at the forefront of support. One way this is achieved is through customer advocacy, meaning that we work with customers to better strategize our product and experience. This internal engagement allows us to understand the needs and pain points of our customers. We have established multiple channels for our “Voice of the Customer” program. In addition to closed case surveys, customers can use embedded thermometers for every case update to provide real-time, one-click feedback. The VOC program also provides an “ideas forum” where they can submit new product ideas, view existing ideas from other customers, and up or down vote ideas. This platform allows customers to connect with Rubrik support, product management, and engineering. All feedback we receive is reviewed – no matter what – and then acted upon by the team. Constant monitoring of results is also a critical step of this process. What is your philosophy…
Rubrik -  - Leadership Lab: Mark Smith on Understanding Balance in Business

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Leadership Lab: Mark Smith on Understanding Balance in Business

Mark Smith recently joined Rubrik as EVP of Global Sales and Business Development. He brings over 25 years of experience building high-performance global sales, marketing, and business development teams at companies such as Arista Networks, Infoblox, and NetScreen. He has also been named one of VARBusiness’ Top 100 Executives of the year. At Rubrik, we’re excited for Mark’s expertise, successful track record, and sense of humor. I had a chance to sit down with Mark and chat about what he’s learned throughout his career.   As a sales leader at four highly successful companies, what is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned? I’ve learned that everyone needs to be on the same page and share mutual respect. All teams must pull with the same energy and in the same direction to accomplish great things. Achieving this balance means eliminating the cynics and the passengers who are not pulling their weight. You’ve helped four companies grow from the startup stage to IPO. How does going public shape a company’s progress and innovation? From a sales and marketing perspective, it provides a huge uplift in awareness. The IPO itself is an enormous PR event and has a huge immediate impact. The growth a…
Rubrik -  - Fireside Chat with Rubrik’s Founders: Our First Three Years

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Fireside Chat with Rubrik’s Founders: Our First Three Years

In 2014, a VC and three engineers embarked on founding Rubrik. Three years later, the company has grown at an unprecedented pace. In celebration of Rubrik’s 3rd Birthday, I sat down with each co-founder to learn about their experiences and insights on innovating a previously untapped industry. Bipul Sinha – CEO What has been the biggest surprise about starting a company? Hiring top-quality talent. When we started the company, all of us had careers that involved working with highly-talented people. Part of me expected our network to follow us to Rubrik. I found that this wasn’t the case, as many people who are established in their careers are hesitant to take on the risk of a startup. We have managed to succeed in hiring excellent talent, but it was much more difficult than I expected. How has your mindset on leading a business changed since founding Rubrik? The biggest shift has been in my mental framework. As a VC, you’re a skeptic and are looking at the downside. As a founder, you’re an optimist. I think of human beings as having two states: a state of intellect and a state of will. The VC is in this state of intellect. The founder,…