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Rubrik -  - How Rubrik Can Help DBAs Respond to an Evolving & Demanding Landscape

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How Rubrik Can Help DBAs Respond to an Evolving & Demanding Landscape

DBAs are known for their masterful ability to untangle complex systems–but that’s not to say that the massive growth in database types and data and the ever-increasing need for business agility haven’t made their jobs more challenging. Given the range of applications DBAs must now support and the acceleration of database and data growth, today’s DBAs are tasked with managing terabytes, if not petabytes, of data across on-premises and cloud–and these numbers will continue to grow. In fact, IDC analysts estimate that data volume will more than double every two years.  So how can DBAs maintain protection and control over their environments, even as they evolve and the sheer volume of databases and data increases? How can they ensure rapid recovery of multi-terabyte databases in the event of a cyberattack? How are DBAs tackling increasing data governance regulations? And perhaps most top-of-mind, how can they minimize pain points associated with manual backups and scripting to free up time to focus on other strategic projects for the business?  To answer these questions, I’ll walk through the biggest threats today’s DBAs ought to keep their eye on and how Rubrik can help them handle these challenges with the speed, efficiency, control, and…
Rubrik -  - FORWARD Digital Summit Recap: Our Most Popular Sessions

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FORWARD Digital Summit Recap: Our Most Popular Sessions

Rubrik recently launched FORWARD Digital Summit, our first-ever user conference that we hosted through an interactive, fully-digital experience. With over 8,000 global data management professionals attending, FORWARD delivered a variety of intense technical and industry-focused content from our users and leading technologists. I was especially excited to be part of our product announcement demo, which showcased our latest Polaris offerings for O365 OneDrive, Google Cloud, and AWS RDS. You can check out my cameo here. These sessions are now available on-demand to anyone and are split up into four distinct tracks. But there’s a lot of content to sift through–over 25 breakout sessions and keynotes to be exact. So, here’s a rundown of our most popular talks—and a few honorable mentions: An Introduction to Rubrik for Backup Administrators, DBAs and Architects  This 12-minute walkthrough was the most attended session at FORWARD and offers a preview into our product and capabilities for those new to Rubrik. Whether you’re a backup admin or cloud architect, see how Rubrik’s policy-driven approach to data protection can drive automated backup and recovery, seamless migration to the cloud, and massive amounts of time and cost savings.  Expert Seminar on Rubrik APIs I led this session with…
Rubrik -  - Helping Customers with Their Cloud Journey

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Helping Customers with Their Cloud Journey

There was a time not so long ago when adopting the public cloud was considered too big of a risk for the enterprise. Today, enterprises are seeing public cloud vendors as strategic partners and exploring new ways to leverage the innovation, agility, and scale of providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud. Tim Carr explains how enterprises are embracing the public cloud in a phased approach in this Gestalt IT blog post.  Source: Can a Backup Appliance Really Help your Enterprise Cloud Strategy? – Part 2 These cloud journey phases often look like this: Phase 1: Leverage basic public cloud services that require minimal changes to current workloads or processes. Phase 2: Build out an infrastructure using public cloud resources for new workloads or migrating existing on-premises workloads. Phase 3: Refactor applications to take advantage of public cloud scale and innovations, including more advanced public cloud services. Rubrik was born in the cloud era providing a web-scale platform from day one. Our very first product natively integrated with AWS with a hybrid-cloud operating model, and we’re taking that journey with you. The platform use cases expand as you move up the pyramid of phases in Tim’s diagram…
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…