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Rubrik -  - Extending Cloud Data Management to vCloud Director Tenants

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Extending Cloud Data Management to vCloud Director Tenants

Last year, we proudly announced support for VMware vCloud Director and today, I am excited to further advance our integration with the Rubrik Extension for vCloud Director. Rubrik’s support for vCloud Director delivers simple and flexible multi-tenant self-service management. Our new plugin gives tenants the power to self-serve the same functionality that providers already enjoy from the vCloud Director user interface.   As of 9.1, the vCloud Director user interface (UI) plugin management allows for integration of custom, third-party modules directly into the context of the vCloud Director interface. This means that ecosystem partners, such as Rubrik, can integrate into vCloud Director by customizing the UI based upon HTML5 standards using Angular and Clarity. Once the Rubrik Extension for vCloud Director is installed, the following actions can be made available to allow for tenant self-service: On-demand Snapshots Assign SLA Protection Recover vApp File Recovery Export vApp Credential Management The following image demonstrates some of the Rubrik functionality available from the tenant: By leveraging the plugin registration process that is built into vCloud Director, service providers can dictate whether the plugins should be available to the provider portal or to the tenant portal. Additionally, the service provider can provide granular control…
Rubrik -  - Scoping the Options for Your Cloud Disaster Recovery Solution

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Scoping the Options for Your Cloud Disaster Recovery Solution

“Starting off, all options are always open, but as soon as you choose something, you inevitably limit yourself. If you go for B, A is out.” – Alva Noto, Musician and Artist For many of us in IT, we’ve operated under the mindset that our disaster recovery plan will save our bacon when an unfortunate incident hits. However, this attitude neglects one of the essential acts of due diligence that is incumbent for every DR design: continually evaluate and implement new and better options to ensure a solution is effective in the cloud era. Even if you are just starting to create your DR plan, it’s important to have a wide-windshield view of the offerings that cloud technology and different cloud providers can give you. Here are the ones that I will focus on in this post: On-premises to co-location or private cloud On-premises to a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or Cloud Service Provider (CSP) On-premises to multi-cloud (public and private) On-prem to Private Cloud Most traditional DR plans employ the warm/cold-like co-location design that sources the data in one data center (DC) the company owns and recovers in either another DC owned by the company (hopefully in a different geo…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Recognized as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions

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Rubrik Recognized as a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions

At Rubrik, customers are our north star in guiding and shaping our roadmap. It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say we’re slightly obsessed with our customers, which is why we are especially humbled to be named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice in the Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions market. It is a special recognition near and dear to our heart because this distinction is given to us directly by our customers. We received a 4.8 out of 5-star rating, the highest in the market, from over 350 of our customers, and we couldn’t be more honored. We felt it was important to take this opportunity to understand the valuable insights and organic customer sentiment in each review. After scrupulously reading through each and every one of the reviews, these were the top five resonating takeaways that were important to our customers, straight from their words: Simplicity & Ease of Use: Rubrik was built with the revolutionary mission to not just shrink the complex backup infrastructure, but to automate the entire backup and recovery process, making it is simple, fast, and reliable. Radical simplicity and ease of use has always been our driving force, and we’re thrilled to see…
Rubrik -  - Protecting Encrypted Amazon EBS Volumes with Rubrik

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Protecting Encrypted Amazon EBS Volumes with Rubrik

Encrypting your data has moved from being a “nice-to-have” to a mandatory procedure when creating or storing data on-premises or in the cloud. Cloud providers have generally taken the lead in making encryption a simple-to-use service on their platform. One example is Amazon Web Services (AWS), who offers users the ability to encrypt data in transit and at rest with many of their services, including Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Elastic File Service (EFS), and Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS). Rubrik has integrated with AWS encryption services from its inception, beginning with Amazon S3 and Rubrik CloudOut, and now including Amazon EBS snapshots. This integration provides not only the ability to encrypt data that Rubrik manages in AWS, but also key management through the AWS Key Management Service (KMS) and customer-deployed key management systems. These integrations give our joint customers the flexibility to control their encryption keys seamlessly while using Rubrik for data management in AWS. I’ve been writing about how Rubrik helps customer with protecting their Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances using Amazon EBS and Amazon Machine Images (AMI). The earlier blog posts in this series can be found here: Your Primer on Amazon EC2 Protection Amazon…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Datos IO, 1 Year Later: Onwards to Rubrik Mosaic!

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Rubrik Datos IO, 1 Year Later: Onwards to Rubrik Mosaic!

What seemed like a good match back then, looks like a great match one year later. Last week marked the one-year anniversary of Rubrik’s first acquisition and the day that Datos IO joined the Rubrik family.  I want to use this occasion to share a few things that I’ve learned along the way and what it’s like when “a startup meets startup.” It all began with a conversation between Bipul Sinha, Rubrik’s co-founder and CEO, and I about 18 months ago. Fast-forward to today, and that conversation seems like yesterday. The V  in RIVET (the acronym for our company values) is velocity, and it’s this velocity across all functions that made one year fast-forward like one day. What made the Rubrik acquisition of Datos IO a success revolves around the absorptive capacity concept, or the “ability to recognize the value of new information, assimilate it, and apply it to commercial ends.” First, Rubrik understood the emerging and fast-growing NoSQL and Big Data market and had an appetite for acquiring purpose-built products that help expand Cloud Data Management offerings.  Next, both companies grasped the need to integrate without disrupting—avoiding a costly mistake that often occurs when two startups join forces. Finally, we…
Rubrik -  - Drinking Our Own Champagne: Introducing Rubrik on Rubrik

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Drinking Our Own Champagne: Introducing Rubrik on Rubrik

Now, more than ever, IT is transforming from a supportive tool or insurance policy into a strategic business imperative. As someone who has been in the industry for over 20 years, it’s clear to me that we’re at a tipping point at which enterprises must quickly adapt their technologies to drive competitive edge and unlock new business value. I joined Rubrik as CIO last year to build an IT organization that enables the business processes, employee experience, and infrastructure needed to support the company’s unprecedented growth–while also delivering deep business intelligence and keeping us secure. Previously, I led Business Applications at VMware, where I drove IT transformation across people, process, and technology areas to achieve nimble and agile delivery. In other words, I’ve experienced firsthand the unprecedented speed at which data is growing and the challenge of massive data proliferation as we enter the cloud era. Today, CIOs need infrastructure flexibility and a comprehensive platform to manage all of their data, no matter where it resides. Rubrik was designed to address these challenges and has redefined the data protection industry, shifting the perception of what’s possible. That’s why we’re excited to share Rubrik on Rubrik. Using Rubrik to automate, manage,…
Rubrik -  - Tech Walkthrough: Amazon EC2 Protection with Rubrik

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Tech Walkthrough: Amazon EC2 Protection with Rubrik

In a previous post, I previewed Rubrik’s support for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) native protection, and it’s been rewarding seeing customers use this capability to protect their AWS workloads. With the exciting announcements recently revealed at AWS re:Invent, this is a good time to walk through some of Rubrik’s Amazon EC2 protection capabilities. Prerequisites First thing you’ll need is an AWS account with some Amazon EC2 instances launched and running in one or more AWS Regions. Note that these instances must be using Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes since Rubrik will be leveraging Amazon EBS snapshots for data protection. On the Rubrik side, you’ll need either a Rubrik instance running on-premises with network connectivity to AWS or a Rubrik Cloud Cluster with access to your AWS account. There is also some preliminary configuration work, detailed in Rubrik documentation, that has to be completed before we can start managing native Amazon EC2 protection: Identify a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Subnet where the transient Rubirk EC2 instance will be launched. This Rubrik instance will be used for the indexing of Amazon EBS snapshots. Create a Security Group that allows inbound access over TCP through ports 2002 and 7780. This…
Rubrik -  - API First: Introducing the New Splunk Add-on for Rubrik

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API First: Introducing the New Splunk Add-on for Rubrik

The Rubrik CDM and Polaris platforms are built on top of a rich suite of RESTful APIs, allowing easy integration with third-party services. Many Rubrik customers are also Splunk customers, so pairing the two systems is a natural fit. Our customers use Splunk to aggregate logs from across the numerous pieces of hardware and software running in their infrastructure. This allows administrators to centrally report everything and correlate events happening throughout their environment in order to provide insights and reduce fault resolution times. As a result, we have engineered and released a Splunk add-on and application that can be used to surface data points from the Rubrik CDM and Polaris platforms into Splunk. You can easily find the Splunk  Add-on for Rubrik in the Splunkbase. This initial version of the add-on pulls data from both the Rubrik CDM and Polaris platforms via REST API to present: Event data – security, replication, backup, recovery, archive, and more. Capacity statistics and trending. Backup and recovery histories and trending. Ransomware detection events via Polaris Radar. Here’s an example of a Rubrik job history dashboard: The Splunk  Add-on for Rubrik provides many advantages to customers, such as the ability to: Visualize the operational status…
Rubrik -  - Adcubum Chooses Rubrik for Fast Recovery and Cloud Mobility

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Adcubum Chooses Rubrik for Fast Recovery and Cloud Mobility

Located in St. Gallen, Switzerland, Adcubum is the country’s market leader in health and accident insurance, as well as an active player in the property insurance market. The standard software, adcubum SYRIUS, covers the entire value chain of the insurance industry. Insurance companies use adcubum SYRIUS for the rapid implementation of digitization projects, as well as for the replacement of legacy systems. We recently spoke to Patrik Fürer, IT Product Services, about his team’s experience with Rubrik. What is the role of IT within Adcubum? We see ourselves as the leader in ‘digital insurance’ and work everyday to help our customers be the best in their industry. As a software development company, IT belongs to the core of our business. It’s our job to provide a secure, agile environment for our developers, which means adopting the right solutions like Rubrik. What challenges were you previously experiencing with data management? Prior to Rubrik, we employed a tape-based legacy data management solution, which was complex and labor-intensive. Our previous solution demanded expertise that was limited to one team member who spent a considerable amount of time monitoring tape usage and replacing worn media. Upgrading backup client software was also a major drain…