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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

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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…
Rubrik -  - Automate Windows Full Volume Recovery with Rubrik

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Automate Windows Full Volume Recovery with Rubrik

Can you instantly recover from a catastrophe, data loss event, or crash of your Microsoft Windows system? If you have ever been in this situation before, you may recall that simplicity reigns supreme. To help cope with disasters, systems and backup administrators desire simplified ways to achieve volume-level protection for their Windows environments. If you’re on a quest for a more innovative method that requires less manual effort and provides more flexibility and agility, Rubrik’s Windows Full Volume Protection (FVP) is for you. With Alta 4.2, Rubrik introduces Windows FVP to perform volume-based backup and recovery of the entire system and data drives that reside on physical Windows servers. Admins can now automate full volume recoveries with a process guaranteed to make efforts more efficient. What is Windows Full Volume Protection? Before diving into the benefits of our approach, let’s walk through the basics. Rubrik Windows FVP extends our capabilities to protect Windows components by utilizing our Rubrik Backup Service (RBS), which calls the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) to capture crash-consistent snapshots of the volumes, such as: All Drives (C:\, D:\, etc.), including system and data drives Fileset type (NTFS) Volume Size Permissions This extension further enhances our…
Rubrik -  - Your Primer on AWS EC2 Protection

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Your Primer on AWS EC2 Protection

Are you on the cloud-native train? Nowadays, it seems everyone is building new stateless cloud-native applications or refactoring their old “jalopies” to become container-based, microservice-architected, cloud-native “Teslas.” However, that isn’t the reality when you speak with most users. Many are still hesitant to run production workloads in the cloud because they are not sure if their data will be protected and managed. Even current cloud users have concerns about the challenges of protecting their stateful data. Earlier this month, we announced Rubrik Alta 4.2, which extended our enterprise hybrid cloud data management capabilities. Based on customer demand, we’ve made simplifying the protection of cloud workloads a key component of our platform, beginning with Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instance protection. Protecting EC2 instances centers on efficiently managing EBS snapshots and Amazon Machine Images. We’ll dive into how Rubrik simplifies AWS EC2 protection in a follow-up blog post. But first, we need to level-set our understanding of related AWS technologies and the possibilities and challenges they present.  Let’s begin with the different storage types that an EC2 instance uses. What is an EC2 Instance Store? An instance store is temporary or ephemeral block storage for EC2 instances. It’s a logical volume…