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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 -  - Deploying a Secure Data Protection as a Service Solution with Rubrik Polaris

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Deploying a Secure Data Protection as a Service Solution with Rubrik Polaris

Cloud security is one of the topics du jour in the enterprise IT space. In fact, it’s a big enough topic that Amazon Web Services (AWS) hosted their own security conference, AWS re:Inforce, back in June. It highlights the challenge with securing your data in the cloud,  especially if you are using tools and approaches that were not designed for security from the start. Not adhering to good security practices exposes cloud customers to the potential risk of being hacked and having data stolen. To assist customers and partners with building secure solutions, AWS has codified recommended practices and principles into the security pillar of their AWS Well-Architected Framework. The Well-Architected Framework is a tool for evaluating the soundness of any solution running on AWS and leveraging their services. The framework is comprised of five conceptual areas called pillars, including the security pillar.  So where does Rubrik Polaris fit into this picture? We previously announced the general availability of AWS native protection support in Rubrik Polaris, our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform for cloud data management. Now, we want to explore how Polaris is able to build a secure solution for protecting Amazon EC2 instances and Amazon EBS volumes using the recommended…
Rubrik -  - NoSQL Replication Is Not Backup

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NoSQL Replication Is Not Backup

As we kick off 2019, I wanted to reflect back on a trend that has continued to gain momentum over the past few years–the march towards cloud-native applications that rely on highly-distributed and non-relational NoSQL databases. Our industry increasingly relies on architectures that embrace scale-out, highly-distributed systems. From small startups designing entirely in the cloud to large enterprises developing net new customer facing applications, the move to NoSQL databases has increased across the globe. While cloud-native architectures and, in particular, NoSQL databases solve problems such as resiliency from hardware failures and geographic distribution, they also amplify a few common pitfalls. One of the biggest challenges is that because NoSQL databases have done such an excellent job with native database replication, many organizations are fooled into a false sense of protection. The irony here is that by solving one major problem, many others now lurk in the background, leaving critical customer data at risk. As organizations continue to deploy production applications on NoSQL databases, it’s nearly inevitable that the data will become unavailable or corrupted. What happens in the event of a virus attack, data corruption, or a simple human error such as an admin dropping a table? If the only…
Rubrik -  - Intro to Rubrik Datos IO 2.5: Your Primer on Our Newest Product

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Intro to Rubrik Datos IO 2.5: Your Primer on Our Newest Product

At Rubrik, we believe Rubrik Datos IO has come along at a perfect time. As more organizations choose NoSQL databases to rapidly build their modern applications, they also struggle with ensuring these applications are protected. Rubrik Datos IO was built to tackle this problem head on. We recognize that many of you are interested in learning more about Rubrik Datos IO for NoSQL and distributed databases, and we recently held a webinar to discuss our product – and our customers – in greater detail. Here’s a quick rundown of what we covered in the webinar. The background: why NoSQL databases need data protection Enterprises are increasingly investing in NoSQL and cloud-native infrastructure. As with most big trends in technology, there are many factors behind this: these platforms take advantage of distributed commodity hardware, are designed with today’s unstructured data in mind, and are easier to configure as highly available. Today, applications built on NoSQL databases like MongoDB and Apache Cassandra / Datastax are at the center of many Fortune 500 companies’ operations. Companies that selected these products to help their application developers build faster 10 years ago now have many critical applications at scale. And because these databases enable rapid…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Is Named to the Forbes Cloud 100

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Rubrik Is Named to the Forbes Cloud 100

Rubrik is honored and humbled to be named to the Forbes Cloud 100 alongside so many innovative companies. Compiled with the help of partners Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures, the Forbes Cloud 100 recognizes the “best and brightest” of private cloud companies. The list is based on operating metrics such as revenue and funding, alongside input from 25 public cloud CEO peers. Rubrik has become the fastest growing enterprise company ever. In addition to nearing $100M run rate in booking in only six quarters selling, we have grown our customer base 11x over the past year and half, and have delivered rapid innovation via nine major product releases. The future is bright with cloud. Rubrik built the first Cloud Data Management Platform to empower customers to mobilize applications, automate protection policies, recover from ransomware, and search and analyze application data at scale. We’ve brought meaningful numbers of large enterprises and their applications to the Cloud, like Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Driscoll’s, and Tampa Bay Rays. We do this by making the Cloud incredibly simple, and by delivering compelling new capabilities using the Cloud that can be delivered anytime, anywhere. Rubrik was architected from Day 1 to deliver…
Rubrik -  - Data Protection for the Changing Enterprise

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Data Protection for the Changing Enterprise

The modern enterprise is changing. We are moving towards a world of containers, API-first architectures, and cloud-native applications; the latter two are discussed by Chris Wahl, Rubrik’s Chief Technologist, in a previous post. Enterprise technology is moving from email to Slack, relational databases to NoSQL, and more. But not every company is moving at warp speed, and both Oracle and Microsoft are still relevant in almost every data center. While Rubrik protects the enterprise on-premises, we are far more than a converged data management hardware appliance. We support multiple architectures beyond hardware via Rubrik Edge, our software-only appliance for ROBO, and Cloud Cluster for cloud-native apps and public cloud data protection. Rubrik is evolving and growing rapidly to meet cutting-edge business requirements while maintaining a Google-like, web-scale architecture and striking simplicity. Let’s Talk Applications! Tim Carr is right (don’t tell him I said that) — DBAs typically do not like to step outside of their comfort zone or native toolsets. Luckily, with our new Oracle integration, Rubrik provides its core benefits such as immutability and policy-driven management while integrating with native Oracle capabilities. Our approach is to integrate with RMAN, which provides agentless support (yay!) but still allows Oracle DBAs to use…
Rubrik -  - Superior Architecture for a Cloud-Native World

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Superior Architecture for a Cloud-Native World

If there’s anything that years of consulting with enterprise clients has taught me, it’s that the world of technology continues to accelerate through iteration after iteration of new architectures, models, and solutions at a pace that is difficult to grasp. We previously lived in a world where all applications resided on bare metal, and waterfall projects took years to release. Now, the rules of small steps and cloud-first are percolating throughout the minds of cloud architects, driving innovation. As Rubrik’s Chief Technologist, I’ve applied a lens to my experiences as an architect to really scratch the surface on this whole cloud data management ideal in an exploratory series of blog posts. In a nutshell, being cloud native, entirely API-driven, infinitely scalable, having instant data access, and, most importantly, being software fueled are the ingredients necessary for moving the needle in the stagnant world of data protection. The Road Traveled Thus Far Two years later, one only has to look so far as incumbent solutions using yet another coat of paint to hide long-tailed technology debts to see the short, dismal future ahead when compared to newer ways of thinking. By wiping the technology slate clean in an effort to make backup…
Rubrik -  -  Creating a Transformational Shift with Cloud Data Management

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 Creating a Transformational Shift with Cloud Data Management

Today, I’m excited to announce KV’s investment in Rubrik, a company that will transform how enterprises recover, manage, and secure all their data across private and public clouds. Rubrik is a company with an immense market that hasn’t seen innovation in decades and a great management team with a clear vision. That makes a killer combination. Revolutionizing an Archaic Market Backup and recovery is an extremely archaic market. In the past, it has served as an insurance payment rather than a business asset. From a CIO’s perspective, any money spent on backup and recovery was in hopes that they will never use it. In the best case, it was a complete waste. Think about it — enterprises are spending money that they hope will never be useful, and is of value only in the case of a disaster. Rubrik has redefined the backup and recovery market from an insurance payment to a functional data management platform. You need to manage your data every day, every year, every decade. Rubrik helps you do that very differently and the disaster scenario is only one of many data management functions. This gives CIOs greater flexibility to manage their data based on usage needs…
Rubrik -  - How Cloud Native Archive Destroys Legacy Cost Models

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How Cloud Native Archive Destroys Legacy Cost Models

A while back, I was reading about the woes of one Marko Karppinen as he described the incredible ease of getting data into a public cloud, and the equally opposite horrors of getting that data back out. His post, which can be found here, outlines his crafty plan to store around 60 GB of audio data into an archive for later retrieval and potential encoding. The challenge, then, is ensuring that data can later be pulled down into an on-premises location without breaking the bank or implied SLAs (Service Level Agreements). And this, folks, is the rub when using legacy architecture that bolts-on public cloud storage (essentially object storage) without fleshing out all of the financial and technological challenges. I’ve teased apart this idea when describing the Cloud Native property of Converged Data Management in an earlier post. “Getting data into the cloud is for amateurs. Getting data back out is for experts.” If using a public cloud for storage becomes 100s of times more expensive than intended, while also requiring a significant time investment for the technical teams involved, then it’s not a solution for data protection. While it’s true that the blog post I’m referencing is a single…
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