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Rubrik -  - Introducing Rubrik Go: Subscribe to Simplicity

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Introducing Rubrik Go: Subscribe to Simplicity

Today, we’re thrilled to announce Rubrik Go, a new evergreen subscription purchasing program designed to help customers easily modernize their data centers. The program applies a SaaS approach and empowers customers to enjoy future innovation through one simple and predictable subscription license. With Rubrik Go, customers can easily access the latest data management technology through free evergreen refreshes, streamlined software editions, and the flexibility to migrate data to the public cloud at any time with no additional costs. A trend we’ve seen among our customers is that as they try to modernize their data centers or migrate to the cloud, many are held back by the lack of flexibility with traditional licensing. This traditional on-premises model typically results in higher capital expenditures, a challenge for companies restricted by annual budgets and the inability to commit to large upfront costs. On top of that, many customers are tired of trying to access the latest technology without battling price hikes, lengthy contract negotiations, and unpredictable renewals. For example, if customers wish to migrate data to the cloud, they often have to repurchase their on-premises license. Rubrik Go is designed to solve these challenges easily. To enable agile infrastructures, Rubrik Go offers a…
Rubrik -  - Challenges of NoSQL Data Management: An Architect’s View

Architecture

Challenges of NoSQL Data Management: An Architect’s View

More and more enterprises are adopting modern NoSQL databases like MongoDB and Apache Cassandra (DataStax) to enable rapid development of next-generation applications (AI/ML, IoT, eCommerce, customer experience). However, while these databases can help speed up application development, they lack enterprise-class recovery solutions, putting organizations at risk of data loss. While NoSQL databases offer capabilities such as cross data-center database replication, they do not provide point-in-time backup and recovery. If data errors are introduced or data is accidentally deleted, the databases’ redundant-node replication can lead to almost immediate corruption of critical data across all nodes. In this post, I’ll dive into NoSQL data protection requirements and the technical challenges that enterprise- grade data management solutions must address. Comprehensive data management is a must for running mission-critical applications in enterprise environments (private cloud, hybrid clouds, or public clouds). As the shift to these next-generation applications and NoSQL databases increases, we see new data management requirements emerging: Eventually-consistent databases require novel point-in-time techniques for consistent state across a database cluster. The elastic nature of next-generation databases necessitates backup and recovery to be highly available, scalable, and failure resilient. Backups need to be maintained in native (source) formats for advanced data management services such…
Rubrik -  - 50+ Customer Visits, 1 Key Theme: NoSQL Is Now Mainstream In Enterprise

Business

50+ Customer Visits, 1 Key Theme: NoSQL Is Now Mainstream In Enterprise

Over the past year, I’ve had the good fortune of sitting down with leading enterprises to speak with CIOs, enterprise architects, database engineering leaders, and more. Many of these discussions centered on the evolving world of business applications and databases and the challenges of digital transformation initiatives (customer experience, digital banking experience, data-as-a-service, real-time analytics, etc). In these discussions, I gained insight into why enterprises are embracing NoSQL databases, and several enterprise data management trends stood out to me. Here are the top three that I believe are shaping the market and CIO digital transformation initiatives the most in 2019: Enterprise NoSQL Adoption Is Now Mainstream Non-relational NoSQL databases are no longer stepchildren of the relational database space but hold their own prominent place in the enterprise data architecture strategy. In recent years, NoSQL has become critical for building cloud-native applications, given that traditional relational databases cannot deliver the same agility, flexibility, and performance that these modern applications need. NoSQL started with data stores such as MongoDB and Apache Cassandra but is now evolving to include in-memory database stores like Redis and search products like ElasticSearch and Splunk, which are fast developing as cornerstones for operational and analytical use cases.…
Rubrik -  - Edge-ier Cloud Data Management for ROBO Environments

Customers

Edge-ier Cloud Data Management for ROBO Environments

Imagine a small satellite office with minimal data, but data that needs to be backed up nonetheless. Organizations suffering from the complexity of legacy solutions often face costly and inefficient backup processes when dealing with remote and branch offices (ROBO) data. That’s why we created Rubrik Edge – a software appliance built specifically for ROBO environments that stretches data protection and management to the far-flung corners of our customers’ businesses. With Edge, companies can save time by managing backup and replication policies–rather than creating individual backup schedules–and quickly recover all data, no matter where it’s stored. Deploy Edge at remote locations to backup locally, replicate to a central data center, and archive to the cloud with an easy interface. We’ve gathered three stories of how our customers are using Rubrik Edge to bring operational simplicity and cost savings to their ROBO locations. Stora Enso Unifies Data Management Across Eight Remote Offices Stora Enso is a leading sustainable newsprint and magazine paper manufacturer that produces 540,000 tons of paper annually. Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, the manufacturer is a leading provider of renewable solutions in packaging, biomaterials, wooden constructions, and paper on global markets. The company has eight remote offices across three…
Rubrik -  - GDPR: Beyond the Hype

General Tech

GDPR: Beyond the Hype

Much ink has been spilled in the run-up to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its potential impact on businesses all around the globe. With the deadline for compliance nearing, it’s important to take stock of where you, as an organisation, are on your journey to GDPR readiness and understand what steps are needed to safeguard yourself from possible negative impacts after May 25th, 2018. While the implementation date is set, it’s widely agreed that many aspects of GDPR and its implications have yet to be fully determined; even the European Commission recognizes this. While the new regulation provides a single set of rules directly applicable to all EU member states, there is still a great deal of enablement work to be done at the country-level. The Commission is dedicating EUR 1.7 million to fund data protection authorities and train data protection professionals. A further EUR 2 million is available to support national authorities in reaching out to businesses, in particular small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Who is off the hook? Talking about SMEs…some people have stated that companies with fewer than 250 employees do not need to comply. While it is true that some obligations don’t apply to…
Rubrik -  - Design Centers and You

General Tech

Design Centers and You

A Bit of History I still find technology fascinating – don’t you? There’s a certain joy in tinkering, building, and ultimately creating that never gets old. This goes back to my earliest days when I used ResEdit to change the Welcome to Macintosh screen to say Be very, very afraid, but it remained true after graduating from college and diving headfirst into learning Novell Netware and eDirectory. For those of us with a CNA, it never actually expires and doesn’t technically have to be removed from your resume. I’ll let you decide if it stays or not though. Over time, part of my responsibilities both as a data center architect at a customer and then later as a presales technical director at a solutions integrator involved input on new product evaluations. I had to determine how the various products would or wouldn’t fit into my data center or our solutions portfolio. There are many facets to these kind of evaluations, so it can be daunting to keep track of the mountains of minutia – everything from technical to operational to financial and more. What’s a Design Center? In time, one idea that I came to focus on was a concept…
Rubrik -  - Data Protection Defined and Delivered Through Software

Product

Data Protection Defined and Delivered Through Software

Rubrik has always been a software-focused company. We have successfully converged multiple hardware and software components of the traditional world into a very simple and elegant software-based Cloud Data Management solution. Rubrik unifies backup, instant recovery, replication, search, analytics, archival, compliance, and copy data management into one secure fabric across the data center and public cloud. When we got started, our early customers wanted a turn-key solution, which we fulfilled by shipping industry-standard appliances. Rubrik has now entered the next phase in its journey towards building a robust ecosystem of partners on multiple fronts. One of these fronts is our hardware partners consisting of both server and storage vendors. As we move deeper into the enterprise, customers have made their choice to standardize on a server platform. Our goal is to embrace and extend that by making both these server and storage vendors strategic to our success. Our flexible approach allows customers to deploy our software-defined, scale-out solution on any industry standard hardware, as well as store that data on any cost-effective deep storage. This flexibility also lends itself to hybrid cloud infrastructure as a service offering. Delivering as software-only provides multiple deployment and service options to fit the needs of…
Rubrik -  - End-to-End Data Management with Nutanix AHV

Product

End-to-End Data Management with Nutanix AHV

Last week, we announced Rubrik Alta, our ninth and most significant product release. Alta brings many cool, innovative additions. One of the items that I’m most excited about is support for Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (AHV) virtual machines. Rubrik now provides end-to-end data management for Nutanix. So, users can securely access data instantly, automate protection policies, and manage their AHV workloads. Rubrik has long supported VMware vSphere on the Nutanix platform. But Rubrik is excited to extend its partnership with Nutanix to be one of the first platforms to support native AHV backup and recovery. Alta’s support for AHV, as well as Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware, enables customers to orchestrate application data across multi-hypervisor and multi-cloud environments. Here’s how it works: Rubrik capitalizes on enhancements to Acropolis Block Services (ABS), such as Challenge-Handshake Authentication Protocol (CHAP) support. As you probably know, we’re all about the APIs. Rubrik leverages Nutanix’s new-and-improved REST 3.0 API to interact with Nutanix Changed Region Tracking (CRT) and query the changed metadata regions given any two snapshots of a virtual disk or VM. This approach is indispensable for taking incremental backups because of its efficiency. It’s also useful for taking full backups since the API identifies regions that are zeroed, therefore saving on…
Rubrik -  - The Untold Origin Story of World Backup Day

Company

The Untold Origin Story of World Backup Day

On March 31st, we join our industry colleagues in celebrating and promoting World Backup Day. After all, friends don’t let friends go without backups. But…have you ever heard the tragic story of how World Backup Day came to be? Although it was thought to be lost in the mists of time and reddit, origin stories aren’t just for superheroes. It was back in the late 2000’s – a time when virtual machines were breeding out of control, budgets were beginning to shrink, and backup administrators were slowly drowning in increasing waves of data growth and virtualization sprawl. Imagine–if you will–our protagonist in his office, slumped in his knock-off Aeron chair. The lights are off, and the luminous glow of his food-chained CRT is casting his face in stark relief. A foreboding backup console has his full attention; he has left the failed complexity of his primary backup server interface and is now scouring individual server backups. His office door opens. Our hero flinches but doesn’t turn around. “If we can’t recover the payroll backups, our heads will roll. It’ll be the last excuse our CIO needs to sign the wholesale outsourcing contract with IBM. His golf buddy was pitching it on…
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