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Rubrik -  - New White Paper – Rubrik and VMware Virtual SAN

Company

New White Paper – Rubrik and VMware Virtual SAN

One common thread among all application requirements is the need for reliable, performant storage. Today, that comes in a variety of different shapes and sizes – from legacy, dual-controller arrays to software defined storage using distributed, scale-out architectures. All of the choice can be a tad daunting at times, especially when you consider the criticality of workloads that will be writing and reading their data. At Rubrik, we see a vast number of different storage solutions in production for our customer workloads. One of the first questions that crop up is around compatibility – can we provide data protection services for their VMware virtual machines? The simple answer is: sure! As I’ve rambled on about before, abstraction by way of vSphere APIs for Data Protection (VADP) allows our Converged Data Management fabric to largely ignore the underlying storage technology being used to provide data services to an application. While not all of them are fashioned in the same way, specific nuances are handled by the hypervisor directly. But it’s one thing to say that two technologies work together and quite another thing entirely to prove it out. My many years as an engineer and architect have taught me to “trust,…
Rubrik -  - If I Could Build Anything (Datacenter Edition)

Architecture

If I Could Build Anything (Datacenter Edition)

As a field engineer at Rubrik and a former customer, I have seen data centers (DCs) containing all types of vendors and products. However, I have never been able to build an environment from a blank slate—or what’s known today as “greenfield.” In this post and subsequent webinar, I’ll explore the characteristics of a greenfield data center using two of my favorite companies and their products. Objectives: As guiding principles, I’m aiming to do three things in each area of the DC: Simplify: Deliver the most bang with the least overhead Soar: Accelerate business-critical unencumbered Shrink: Represent the smallest physical and environmental footprint Below, I walk you through all aspects of the DC, incorporating each of these principles to create simple, modern, and scale-out architecture. Applications and Compute Technology exists to enable business needs. Without the business, the bits, bytes and architectures are fun, but lack a unifying reason to live. Thus, for our purposes here, I’ll assume we’re cutting and pasting a modern, virtualized environment into this ideal data center. It runs services like Oracle, SQL, and Exchange, and holds terabytes of files and application data that are core to the enterprise. Following Moore’s Law, the compute layer has…
Rubrik -  - Three Use Cases Demonstrate How Rubrik Rocks Recovery

Business

Three Use Cases Demonstrate How Rubrik Rocks Recovery

Our customers and peers in the industry always want to hear about how others are using Rubrik to provide data protection. And as much as I love our technology, it’s really all about how our converged data management solution is being leveraged by those looking to ensure that their SLA requirements are being met (or exceeded). Recently, we wanted to bring in another pair of eyeballs to look at our customer testimonials. The tech-savvy team at ActualTech Media cropped up as a great fit to see what we’re doing, capture our use cases into a white paper, and help provide you with that lightbulb moment that is so awesome to experience when it comes to ditching backup jobs for declarative SLA policies. I humbly invite you to read their brand new paper, hot off the press, focused entirely on addressing three of the most common challenges beleaguering administrators looking to provide data protection for today’s data center and tomorrow’s applications. In this masterpiece of wordcraft, you’ll learn: Use Case 1: Ousting Tape-Based Backups Learn how using cloud and object storage can reduce costs by 60%, provide incredibly more efficient recovery workflows, and offer massively boosted availability for data. Use Case…