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Rubrik -  - 5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Legacy Data Management System

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5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Legacy Data Management System

Despite all the talk about “data-driven decisions,” one thing is often neglected: making sure the data is actually ready to “drive.” Too many companies continue to cling to their legacy IT systems, even when those systems no longer fit the business. Outdated data management solutions require IT teams to spend valuable time maintaining and troubleshooting, and also prevent organizations from getting the most out of their data. On top of this time-consuming management, relying on legacy technology can increase vulnerability to serious risk factors—from customer dissatisfaction to security breaches. So, how can you tell that you’ve outgrown your legacy data management system and that it’s time for a change? Here are five strong signals. Unnecessary Complexity Has You Spinning Your Wheels Legacy data management often entails a complicated, multi-tiered architecture that results in siloed data and disorganization. As a result, maintenance requires a lot of manual work. These are some of the signs that you’re mired neck-deep in unnecessary complexity: Your team spends time devising workarounds for software or designing workflows specifically to accommodate a legacy technology’s capabilities. Your team has created a Frankenstein-like combination of supplemental software to make up for the shortcomings of your legacy system
. Your team…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Intelligent Data Tiering Helps Customers Optimize Microsoft Azure Storage Consumption

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Rubrik Intelligent Data Tiering Helps Customers Optimize Microsoft Azure Storage Consumption

The advantage of automation for archiving your protected data in storage tiers is really about one thing – optimizing storage consumption costs. Storing data in Azure Storage Archive or Cool tiers saves costs for enterprises but requires time and effort to retrieve or move that data. Many Rubrik customers store snapshots, or point-in-time images of their workloads, in the public cloud using blob storage. Storage tiering in Azure requires the use of General Purpose v2 (GPv2) storage accounts. Here is a table of the General Purpose v2 storage tiers: * Data housed in the Premium tier cannot be migrated to any other tiers currently Let’s dive a bit deeper into the use cases for utilizing this tiering. For example, suppose you have an audit requirement to store certain year-end financial data for up to 24 months and make the data readily accessible for up to 6 months. That data will be initially stored in the Hot tier for the first 6 months, then moved to the Archive tier, where it will remain until it expires in 17 months and is finally retired. Example use case for using Archive storage tiering In this scenario, tiering is optimal for satisfying retrieval and…
Rubrik -  - Auto-Protect and Cross-Region Replication Using AWS Tags

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Auto-Protect and Cross-Region Replication Using AWS Tags

Rubrik Polaris, our innovative SaaS platform, delivers a new breed of data management applications designed to tackle data fragmentation and simplify protection across data centers and clouds.  Many customers who have adopted Polaris leverage the platform for their AWS workloads and are continuing to look for ways to increase automation and ditch manual tasks and ad-hoc scripts.  In response to these needs, Polaris now has the ability to protect Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances and Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes automatically upon creation through the use of snapshots. Once these snapshots have been taken, they can be configured to replicate automatically to another AWS Region. Auto-Protecting Using AWS Tags When speaking with our customers, we found that many want the ability to automatically apply appropriate protection policies to resources whenever an Amazon EC2 instance or Amazon EBS volume is created. By leveraging AWS tags, Polaris gives users the flexibility to determine precisely which resources to protect and when they should be protected. Polaris makes setting up auto-protection using tags incredibly simple to implement. Users simply need to create a tag rule in the Polaris dashboard that specifies the: tag to monitor. AWS account to manage. SLA Domain that…
Rubrik -  - Introducing Rubrik University & Technical Certifications!

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Introducing Rubrik University & Technical Certifications!

Since day one, customer satisfaction has been at the forefront of our support programs. We’re always developing new ways to engage with our customers to understand their biggest pain points and gain feedback that helps shape our product roadmap. This commitment has led us to become a recognized industry leader in customer service with a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 82. We’re thrilled to further extend our customer support programs with Rubrik University, a new suite of in-person and online technical trainings designed to expand and validate Rubrik technical knowledge and skills. With Rubrik University, users are empowered to dive deeper into Rubrik products to develop expertise and advance career development. Rubrik University Learning Products & Services Rubrik University is designed to fit any schedule and learning style with a growing bundle of products and services. These include: Instructor-Led Rubrik CDM Bootcamp: This 4-day on-site (or virtual) Bootcamp is intended for users who are newer to the product, with a majority of the time spent in hands-on labs wherein participants actually “drive the Ferrari.” This workshop covers the core functionality of Rubrik Cloud Data Management (CDM), including the bootstrap process, defining and understanding SLAs configuring replication and archive locations, and…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Recognized as Top 10 Cloud Company

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Rubrik Recognized as Top 10 Cloud Company

Rubrik is honored to be named in the Top 10 of the Forbes Cloud 100 list alongside innovative and disruptive companies like Stripe, Snowflake, and DataDog.  The Forbes Cloud 100 list, compiled with the help of Bessemer Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures, and industry CEOs, ranks “the definitive list of the 100 top private cloud companies.” The rigorous selection process evaluates estimated valuation, operating metrics such as revenue and growth, as well as people, culture and market leadership. In 2019, we improved our ranking by 12 spots as compared to 2018.  Rubrik has continued its unprecedented growth over the past year. In January, Rubrik announced a $261 million Series E funding round, increasing its valuation by $2 billion (Rubrik is now valued at $3.3 billion). We now count more than 1,600 employees across six continents that serve our thousands of customers, including CARFAX, Cisco, Expedia, Sesame Workshop, City of Las Vegas, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Our growth and continued success is a testament to the amazing customers, partners, and employees who bring a relentless commitment to innovation day in and day out.  Investing in Innovation  Since being founded by top engineers from Google, Facebook…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Protects NoSQL Databases on Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

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Rubrik Protects NoSQL Databases on Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

The days of siloed compute and storage are rapidly coming to a close—replaced by Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) deployed in the cloud or on-premises. The move to HCI is driven by the need to simplify operations, reduce costs, and rapidly scale. With this shift, many are moving to Nutanix Enterprise Cloud to consolidate and modernize their data centers, scale their enterprise applications, and simplify operations. Modernization of applications is running in tandem with the move to HCI. To stay ahead of the competition, organizations are driving data modernization projects that monetize data, engage more customers, and create e-commerce apps—and do it all quickly. Success is measured by time to market, reduction of legacy systems, and lower infrastructure costs. That’s why organizations are moving away from monolithic applications in traditional data centers and to a new generation of cloud-native applications that support distributed and shared-nothing architectures (NoSQL, Big Data, etc.), microservices, and containers. Modern applications are fueling the aggressive adoption of non-relational NoSQL databases (Apache Cassandra, DataStax Enterprise, MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Redis, etc.), which are chosen for their superior performance, scalability, and native fault tolerance. Not only are these next-gen databases fast and built for the highly available nature of these applications, they…
Rubrik -  - Cranfield University Chooses Rubrik for Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and Simplified Data Management

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Cranfield University Chooses Rubrik for Disaster Recovery to the Cloud and Simplified Data Management

Cranfield University, a British postgraduate university, is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. Every year, Cranfield University delivers academic courses in 50 countries outside of the UK and executive development to over 15,000 people. Cranfield is one of the UK’s top five commercial research-intensive universities. We recently spoke with Edward Poll, Head of IT Infrastructure, about their experience with Rubrik. Tell us about Cranfield’s IT strategy. What is the IT team responsible for? As a leading global research institution, demand for agile services from our users is continuously increasing. We need forward-thinking technology within our infrastructure that will give us hands-free management and automated orchestration, providing DevOps-like functionality while minimizing downtime, so we can effectively support the university’s 1,600 staff and 4,000 postgraduate students. Cloud is also top of mind for us, especially for disaster recovery. Our goal is to leverage the agility and cost savings of cloud infrastructure. What challenges did you previously have with data protection? Previously, we were replicating to a third-party host. A weakness of this approach was that if our two on-site resilient data centres were completely down, we had no easy way to fully restore services from our…
Rubrik -  - Tips for Migrating Your App to the Cloud

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Tips for Migrating Your App to the Cloud

In this age of falling cloud computing costs and hybrid cloud infrastructures, many businesses are trying to find a path to migrate their apps to the cloud. There are a myriad of reasons why app migration is top of mind: Potential cost savings Disaster recovery uses App refactoring or modernization Access to burstable resources Integration with SaaS platforms or new cloud-based tools (e.g. Amazon RDS, Azure App Services, and Google Cloud Spanner) In this blog post, I will explore some of the concepts and requirements needed to migrate an app from an on-premises data center to another location. This secondary location is typically a cloud provider, but many of the concepts apply when moving to a DR site, or even a developer’s laptop. In our example, we’ll use one of the most ubiquitous three-tier apps available: WordPress. The diagram below describes the components of our app. Understand Your App Let’s be honest—apps can be complex. If you’ve amassed technical debt in regard to documenting your apps or have little understanding of how they connect with other apps or business processes, you will have some homework to do. You’ll need to document and fully comprehend all aspects of your app, including:…
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…