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Rubrik -  - Planning a Successful Disaster Recovery Strategy

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Planning a Successful Disaster Recovery Strategy

Here at Rubrik, we strive to provide a strong suite of tools that make backup and disaster recovery (DR) as easy as possible. We’ve developed technologies like Live Mount, CloudOut, and CloudOn to help businesses recover quickly from a disaster and minimize downtime. In my experience, technology—no matter how advanced—is only a piece of the DR equation. A fully developed DR plan requires people, process, and technology in order to truly be successful. Here’s a look at some of the top considerations when developing your DR strategy: People First and foremost, you must have the right stakeholders and executive sponsorship sign off on your strategy so that they can go to bat for you when allocating people and resources. Successful DR planning requires time and input from many people across your organization—the larger the company, the more people involved. Your team should be representative of all key areas of your company, with smaller groups concentrated on logistics and operations where necessary. Here are some examples of how to effectively make up your team: Business Unit Stakeholders: Identify critical applications, success criteria, and potential roadblocks. Provide input to other teams as needed. Application Owners/Analysts: Own dependency mapping and success criteria for…
Rubrik -  - Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Achieves API-Driven Automation and Security with Rubrik

Customers

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman Achieves API-Driven Automation and Security with Rubrik

With roots dating back to the late 1800s, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP is one of today’s leading global law firm with offices around the world. Recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms and by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top 20 firms for client service, Pillsbury is highly regarded for their forward-thinking approach. We recently spoke to David Comer, Senior Network Engineer, about his team’s experience with Rubrik. Tell us about Pillsbury’s IT strategy. Our IT strategy is to be on the leading edge of technology. Both our global staff and clients expect our systems to be up and running 24/7, so we invest heavily in technologies that ensure high application availability. We are always looking for ways to consolidate, be more economical, and help our attorneys be as efficient as possible through innovative technology. What issues were you experiencing with your legacy backup solution? Our company relies heavily on Exchange, SQL, and Sharepoint to get our work done. With our previous solution, the recovery process for mounting Exchange Databases to recover mailbox items was extremely manual. It would take us an hour to restore a single VM,…
Rubrik -  - Drinking Our Own Champagne: Introducing Rubrik on Rubrik

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Drinking Our Own Champagne: Introducing Rubrik on Rubrik

Now, more than ever, IT is transforming from a supportive tool or insurance policy into a strategic business imperative. As someone who has been in the industry for over 20 years, it’s clear to me that we’re at a tipping point at which enterprises must quickly adapt their technologies to drive competitive edge and unlock new business value. I joined Rubrik as CIO last year to build an IT organization that enables the business processes, employee experience, and infrastructure needed to support the company’s unprecedented growth–while also delivering deep business intelligence and keeping us secure. Previously, I led Business Applications at VMware, where I drove IT transformation across people, process, and technology areas to achieve nimble and agile delivery. In other words, I’ve experienced firsthand the unprecedented speed at which data is growing and the challenge of massive data proliferation as we enter the cloud era. Today, CIOs need infrastructure flexibility and a comprehensive platform to manage all of their data, no matter where it resides. Rubrik was designed to address these challenges and has redefined the data protection industry, shifting the perception of what’s possible. That’s why we’re excited to share Rubrik on Rubrik. Using Rubrik to automate, manage,…
Rubrik -  - Provision and Protect vRealize Workloads

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Provision and Protect vRealize Workloads

“Software-defined” has taken over the data center, leading to many businesses adopting an IT-as-a-service approach. Leveraging a self-service approach streamlines processes by allowing users to provision as many VMs as desired on-demand. Goodbye to creating trouble tickets just so an IT administrator will create a VM! However, the self-service approach can also make lifecycle management a challenge. How do you ensure that these newly created workloads are protected? One option is to implement a modern API-driven solution with a single software fabric that allows the provisioning tool to assign a backup policy at the creation of the workload. This technique is known as Provision and Protect and can be executed using Rubrik’s APIs and the provisioning tool of your choice. Rubrik was built to be API-first since day one. Way back in 2015, Rubrik announced the ability to integrate with VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO), which allows administrators to automate tasks in both VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) and vSphere. For the Provision and Protect use case, Rubrik can be integrated into existing or new vRA blueprints surrounding VM provisioning, requiring users to select an SLA Domain during the provisioning process. This ensures that each and every time a vRA catalog item…
Rubrik -  - Introducing Rubrik Protection for Epic EHR

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Introducing Rubrik Protection for Epic EHR

How confident are you in your Epic EHR data backups? Here at Rubrik, we understand that our healthcare customers rely on their electronic healthcare record (EHR) system for real-time access to patient health data. Any downtime of this mission-critical system would jeopardize the quality of patient care and risk non-compliance with HIPAA and other regulatory requirements. Unfortunately, legacy backup solutions are increasingly stretched by the explosive growth of healthcare data and rising intensity of ransomware and malware attacks. Protecting large EHR systems is difficult, with slow backup and recovery performance potentially compromising patient data availability. Without proper security, backups of production data are equally vulnerable to ransomware attacks. And on top of these security risks, legacy backup systems are complex and require significant management time, often from dedicated specialists. With Andes 5.0, Rubrik addresses these pain points by extending its policy-driven data protection to both physical and virtualized Epic EHR systems. Here are a few of the key differentiators that set Rubrik apart: High-performance backups. Rubrik Cloud Data Management (CDM) accelerates Epic backups with parallel ingestion and an incremental-forever approach, with no impact on the Epic production system. SLA policy-driven automation. Through a single policy engine, backup administrators create and…
Rubrik -  - Effortless Data Protection with Rubrik and VMware Cloud Foundation

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Effortless Data Protection with Rubrik and VMware Cloud Foundation

At Rubrik, we architected our platform to automate as much as possible, as easily as possible while enabling customers to unlock new value from their data. This obsession with automation has extended well beyond our product into our partner ecosystem, and we’re constantly working on new integrations that meet the growing demands of our customers.   Today, we’re excited to announce that Rubrik users can now seamlessly protect workloads deployed on VMware Cloud Foundation, an advanced cloud infrastructure platform. Cloud Foundation provides a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, and security to run enterprise applications in private or public environments. It simplifies the path to the hybrid cloud by delivering a single, integrated solution that is easy to operate thanks to built-in automated lifecycle management. Cloud Foundation, like Rubrik, is engineered to be simple, unlocking greater agility and productivity by eliminating the operational bottlenecks of legacy infrastructure. Rubrik’s support for Cloud Foundation protection is full-featured while extending its focus on simplicity. Using Rubrik and VMware Cloud Foundation together helps accelerate companies on their journey to meet hybrid cloud business requirements by protecting on-premises workloads, providing archival and replication to public cloud, and providing the ability to instantiate…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Doubles Down on Oracle Database Support, Delivering Instant Recovery and Clones at Scale

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Rubrik Doubles Down on Oracle Database Support, Delivering Instant Recovery and Clones at Scale

How long does it take you to backup a multi-terabyte Oracle database? How long does it take you to restore such a large database or clone it for developers? How do you manage hundreds, if not thousands, of backup scripts as your databases proliferate? How do you empower DBAs and developers to self-serve their data recovery and access needs while maintaining data governance and compliance? These are the questions Oracle DBAs and backup admins struggle with every day, especially as their digital transformation initiatives cause mission-critical database explosion and prolonged backup and recovery times. At Rubrik, we aim to remove these pain points and protect the world’s largest databases. We’re excited to introduce new capabilities built to run your mission-critical databases without compromising performance, security, and flexibility for DBAs, developers, and backup admins. Our support for Oracle databases will address three key data management challenges: inferior recovery times of large-scale databases, management complexity from manual scripting, and operational inefficiencies between database and backup admins.   Rubrik debuts Live Mount for Oracle databases, delivering near-zero RTOs with instant recovery and live migration upon failback. DBAs can also provide instant clones to developers, accelerating application development, testing and ETL (extract, transform, and…
Rubrik -  - JE Dunn Achieves Significant Cost Savings and Automation with Rubrik

Customers

JE Dunn Achieves Significant Cost Savings and Automation with Rubrik

JE Dunn Construction has been a leader in the commercial construction industry since 1924, providing construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, JE Dunn has 21 offices nationwide and over 2,500 employees. It is the 11th largest domestic general building contractor in the United States, generating over $2.9 billion in revenue in 2017 alone. We recently spoke with Jason Hull, Senior Systems Manager, about their experience with Rubrik. Tell us about JE Dunn’s IT strategy. What is the IT team responsible for? IT is tightly integrated with our business strategy. Our IT team provides trusted, innovative technologies that enable our executive management, project teams and clients to advance transformational business solutions. My team that is responsible for data protection and data center operations, supporting 2,500 employees and over 50,000 accounts. We empower lean processes at our construction sites with technology, enabling our teams and partners to be more collaborative and productive. On top of that, we’re committed to providing stability, availability and performance. Rubrik is a crucial part of achieving that strategy. What challenges were you previously having with data protection? As we begun to evaluate new vendors, we wanted a solution that was disrupting the backup and…
Rubrik -  - Should Your Data Protection Strategy Go 100% Agentless?

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Should Your Data Protection Strategy Go 100% Agentless?

Over the past 30 years, we’ve grown  used to data protection solutions that require backup agents to be deployed within an OS. Historically, no other options were available, and the available solutions were designed to protect mostly physical machines, at least in the x86 world. Most people define  a backup agent (sometimes known as a backup client)  as a piece of software provided by the data protection solution that  performs the actual backup job from within the workload. This job is usually comprised of several tasks, including: Preparing the workload for online backup, which involves quiescing the filesystem and running applications to put them in a consistent state. Identifying new and changed data, such as blocks or files, since the previous backup operation. Processing new data, which might include actions such as deduplication, compression, and encryption. Transporting the backed up data to a backup storage target. Backup agents are deployed, controlled, and maintained by a master server that tells each agent what to do. The master server also collects and stores information about the backed up data, called metadata, and logs everything that happens. This is basically a client-server relationship that requires network communication between the backup infrastructure and each…