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Rubrik -  - Live Mount: Never Wait for a Restore Again!

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Live Mount: Never Wait for a Restore Again!

If you’ve been keeping an eye on Rubrik, you probably have seen the term Live Mount a lot. So, what exactly is Live Mount? And why is it such a big deal? Live Mount describes the process of restoring a full VM from a backup – in a matter of seconds. Rubrik created Live Mount to satisfy lower RTOs while simultaneously lowering the total cost of ownership. If you need to get your data and application back up and running, but your business cannot withstand waiting for a restore, Live Mount is for you. To fully understand how this works, let’s first explore what a restore is by comparing a well-known backup and restore workflow. Suppose a backup job takes you 1 hour to perform. However, your data gets corrupted and you need to restore. With legacy solutions, a restore could take hours to complete. And every minute that passes with your data down is a financial loss for your business. In a traditional IT shop, the workaround for faster recovery is investing significantly in tools to speed up your backup windows and deploying replication technologies. These costs quickly accrue for a business. Rubrik’s Live Mount capability resolves this issue…
Rubrik -  - Instant Recovery with SQL Live Mount

Architecture

Instant Recovery with SQL Live Mount

Rubrik Alta, our ninth and largest product release, expands our focus on creating the complete enterprise data management solution. With this goal comes the need to offer instant data access and recovery wherever that data resides. That’s why we at Rubrik are excited to introduce SQL Server Live Mount, a groundbreaking capability that no other solution has ever offered. SQL Server Support Overview Before diving into our Live Mount technology, it’s important to understand how Rubrik supports SQL Server. Just like many other facets of Rubrik, our SQL support is designed around simplicity and efficiency. To protect databases with Rubrik, the user merely installs the Rubrik connector onto the SQL Server host. The connector is lightweight, requires no restarts upon installation, and will automatically upgrade itself in the future as needed. Once installed, the connector auto-discovers all SQL Server instances and databases on the host. From then on, databases can be assigned SLA Domains, have manual snapshots taken, and be easily recovered. Because our connector is highly integrated within the host, we can use an initial full backup along with intelligent block mapping inside the connector to provide incremental forever backups. This method utilizes the network as efficiently as possible…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Alta Now Generally Available

Company

Rubrik Alta Now Generally Available

Today, we are excited to announce that Rubrik Alta is now Generally Available. At Rubrik, we built a simple and elegant solution to address our customers’ pain points in managing enterprise data, regardless of their infrastructure. We furthered this objective with Rubrik Alta, our ninth and most significant product release. Rubrik Alta delivers more new features than any previous release to offer the complete enterprise data management solution. Here are some key highlights: Protect and manage any environment – virtual, physical, or cloud With the introduction of Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV Hypervisor, Rubrik Alta rounds out support for the key modern operating environments in the enterprise. Customers can now orchestrate application data across multi-hypervisors and cloud environments. New application-aware data protection and management for enterprise apps Rubrik Alta introduces Oracle support by integrating with RMAN. Oracle database admins can continue to use their preferred tools while benefiting from policy-based management for replication, archival, and compliance reporting. Rubrik Alta also features groundbreaking innovation with new live mount recovery capabilities for physical SQL. For the first time, enterprises can power on SQL Server directly on Rubrik to any point in time, providing instant access to application data without moving data. CloudOn…
Rubrik -  - Data Protection for the Changing Enterprise

General Tech

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 -  - Introducing Alta: Instant Application Availability for the Modern Enterprise

Product

Introducing Alta: Instant Application Availability for the Modern Enterprise

At Rubrik, we have an obsessive focus on our customers. We’ve built a simple and elegant product to address our customers’ pain points in managing enterprise data. Today, we’re amplifying this objective by introducing Alta, Rubrik’s ninth and most significant product release. This release delivers more new features than any previous release to offer the complete enterprise data management solution. Rubrik Alta provides instant application availability anytime, anywhere regardless of infrastructure. With Rubrik Alta, customers can: Protect and manage any environment – virtual, physical, or cloud. Rubrik Alta encompasses all major hypervisors by introducing integration with Microsoft Hyper-V and Nutanix AHV. This expands the simplicity and elegance of Rubrik’s solution to key physical and virtualized environments in enterprise data centers — all within a unified user experience. Customers can now orchestrate application data across multi-hypervisors and cloud environments. Automate protection and recovery of Oracle. As the most used database, Oracle support has been an important ask from our customers. We value our customers’ feedback and are thrilled to extend Rubrik’s simplicity to backup Oracle workloads. Rubrik Alta adds this support by integrating with Oracle RMAN. Oracle database admins can continue to use their preferred tools while benefiting from policy-based management for…
Rubrik -  - Let’s Get Physical – Cloud Data Management for Physical Workloads

Product

Let’s Get Physical – Cloud Data Management for Physical Workloads

Rubrik Cloud Data Management pioneered a complete platform to deliver mission critical data management functions to hybrid cloud enterprises. With our Rubrik Firefly release, our platform extended data management from virtual to physical workloads. The Rubrik platform radically simplifies Microsoft SQL and Physical Linux protection by enabling instant access, policy-driven automation, and security and compliance for your physical environment. Rubrik provides a comprehensive data management solution for physical, including backup, replication, recovery, and data archival. With a single pane of glass, manage both virtual and physical workloads in one consumer-grade interface. As a result, the user can define both virtual and physical SLA policies in one place. The simplicity of Rubrik extends from the UI to the deployment and scalability. Just as with your virtual infrastructure, start small and linearly scale with no limitations. Some of the key benefits include: Automated database or host discovery: Save time with a simple search and setup for backup. Once the user enters the credentials for its physical environment, Rubrik auto-discovers details of the entire physical environments, such as hosts and applications. Easily search, select, and add hosts for backup through Rubrik APIs. Granular Protection: Rubrik offers protection down to a folder or file…

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