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Rubrik -  - How Rubrik Protects Against System Failures for Always-Accessible Data

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How Rubrik Protects Against System Failures for Always-Accessible Data

There are few things that are certain in our universe, but encountering a failure of an IT system is certainly one of them. Whether the system itself fails or experiences an external problem such as a power failure or natural disaster, everyone has or will experience a system failure during their career. As technology has evolved, so have the mechanisms to handle and recover from those failures.  Rubrik is designed to safeguard against these failures to ensure your data is always accessible and recoverable. We talked about our fault-tolerant technology in a previous post on erasure coding. In this blog post, I’ll review a few other key components of Rubrik Cloud Data Management (CDM) and how they address different failure scenarios. Progression of Resilience For backup and recovery solutions, there should be a progression of resilience that extends from data storage all the way through the stack to the services managing that data. Since these solutions are often the last line of defense against a disaster such as a ransomware attack, it is paramount to ensure your data is safe and secure. Let’s take a look at how Rubrik CDM does that: Rubrik CDM was engineered with an immutable file…
Rubrik -  - Introducing Cloud-Native Protection for Google Cloud Platform

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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

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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 -  - 3 Truths About Moving Large Workloads to the Cloud

General Tech

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 -  - Automating CloudOut to Amazon S3 Configuration

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Automating CloudOut to Amazon S3 Configuration

The ability to archive data to Amazon S3 has been part of the Rubrik platform since our very first product release. This feature, CloudOut, automates lifecycle management by archiving older, mostly unused data to public cloud storage tiers. Using public cloud is often more cost effective and reliable than tape for long-term data retention and has been widely adopted by Rubrik customers.  More details about designing a CloudOut to S3 solution can be found in this blog post.  Preparing your AWS environment for CloudOut is not necessarily difficult, but leveraging automation enables consistent configuration when there are several archive locations. Automating the process utilizing the tools described below not only decreases the chance of error and saves valuable time, but also helps prevent misconfiguration and supports a more reliable and consistent environment.  For these reasons, many of our customers automate the configuration of their AWS environment for CloudOut. The Rubrik Cluster’s archival settings can also be configured using an automation tool. This blog post will cover automating CloudOut to S3 resource configuration using the tools our customers most commonly use: AWS CloudFormation, Ansible, and Terraform. Automation with AWS CloudFormation AWS CloudFormation provides a common language to model and provision all…
Rubrik -  - Designing A CloudOut to Amazon S3 Solution

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Designing A CloudOut to Amazon S3 Solution

The majority of Rubrik customers take advantage of our CloudOut capability to archive backup data to a public cloud service provider, often as a replacement for tape. Cloud offers better response times than tape in the event that you must restore data from archive. This solution provides a cost-effective approach and reliable long-term retention. Through the lens of Zaffre Fashion Group (Zaffre), our own field-tested fictional enterprise based on how customers commonly use our product, we’ll examine how a CloudOut to Amazon S3 solution can be architected. Solution Overview As part of their cloud-first strategy, Zaffre leverages CloudOut to support compliance, eliminate tape, and meet long-term retention requirements. Cloud adoption efforts began in 2017 by selecting AWS as the cloud archive location to store on-premises data for a regulatory period.  The long-term retention location is specified as a cloud archive within the Rubrik SLA Domain. This means that once a workload is protected, Rubrik automatically ensures that: Snapshots that have exceeded their local retention threshold are marked for archive. Snapshots and metadata are uploaded to the archive location. Snapshots are marked for expiry once the archive retention threshold is exceeded. Archive consolidation efficiently manages and removes expired snapshots. The following…
Rubrik -  - How to Design Cloud-Native Application Protection for AWS

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How to Design Cloud-Native Application Protection for AWS

Designing enterprise architecture is a tough job at any scale. It requires wearing numerous strategic and tactical hats across business and technology subject matters. And, on top of that, days are often filled with never-ending meetings where your mood can be surprisingly dictated by participants’ virtual backgrounds–from tranquil beaches to Brady Bunch. Cloud computing has added interesting wrinkles to the role of an Enterprise Architect (EA). Whereas prior years were focused on data center layout and infrastructure deployments, modern times have pivoted towards an entirely new way of constructing services. Today’s challenges combine a heavy mixture of cloud-native applications, continuous integration and delivery pipelines, API contracts, tag-based governance, service meshes, and other developer-centric frameworks being stitched into on-premises environments to create a hybrid cloud. From Infrastructure to Platforms I consider cloud a sunset for infrastructure engineering and a dawn for platform development. EAs are asked to evaluate migrating “old but financially relevant” on-premises infrastructure and applications into the cloud. Many of these solutions carry baggage from years of updates and redesigns. Getting them to play nicely with the hip, shiny cloud-native applications and services is a golden opportunity. Paying down technical debt or removing some oddball design created by an…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Named a Leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions

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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 -  - Be Data-Forward: Embrace a Hybrid Cloud Data Management Strategy

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Be Data-Forward: Embrace a Hybrid Cloud Data Management Strategy

In a recent webinar, a panel of hybrid cloud experts from Microsoft, Rubrik, and HCL Technologies provided insight into hybrid cloud and data protection trends that will be evolving over the next 12 to 24 months. The panel also recognized some of the key positive business outcomes for customers, and discussed how Microsoft, Rubrik, and HCL have come together to help enterprises digitally transform through their joint solution. Trending in Technology A recent survey conducted by HCL and Vanson Bourne shows that: 47% of respondents said their IT infrastructure is “completely ready” to support digital initiatives, while 49% are not ready, and 4% are only partially ready 95% of organizations agree that IT infrastructure transformation will help them innovate faster 94% of enterprises said that cloud adoption is a priority for them The panel found that there were new directions to their conversations with customers. The following are the six trends shaping the solutions they are delivering. 6 Trends Shaping Hybrid Cloud Customer Conversations Service Over Servers: The service model itself is changing. Customers do not want to talk about servers and technologies. They want to focus on the services they will receive as business and technology move forward. Consuming…