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Rubrik -  - Simplifying AWS Native Protection with Rubrik Polaris

Product

Simplifying AWS Native Protection with Rubrik Polaris

Why Polaris for AWS? Last year, Rubrik introduced the world to Polaris, our innovative SaaS offering for a new breed of data management apps. Our first Polaris app was Polaris GPS, which provides customers with centralized management and monitoring of their globally-distributed Rubrik infrastructure. We quickly followed that up with our second application, Polaris Radar, which leverages machine learning to help customers detect and recover from ransomware. However, with organizations driving cloud adoption more and more, we always knew protecting workloads running in the cloud would be a key focus of Polaris. We spearheaded these efforts with Office 365 protection in our Andes release. This was just the beginning, and I’m happy to announce that Rubrik has now released native protection for Amazon Web Service (AWS) workloads using Polaris. Building on the capabilities of our flagship Cloud Data Management (CDM) product, Polaris integrates with the native snapshot capabilities and APIs provided by AWS for protecting Amazon EC2 instances and Amazon EBS volumes. This tight integration provides Rubrik customers with a central point of management to address various data protection use cases. Why should customers use Polaris to protect Amazon EC2 and Amazon EBS? As a SaaS solution, Polaris provides many…
Rubrik -  - Kick Ransomware in the Teeth with Polaris Radar

Architecture

Kick Ransomware in the Teeth with Polaris Radar

There’s a strong chance that you, a colleague, or a peer at another company has been hit by a ransomware attack. This means that someone penetrated your perimeter defense, likely through human phishing methods or insecure external access (such as RDP), and has landed malicious code within a permissive zone of your production environment. The outcome of these attacks comes in the form of encrypted content (files, folders, operating systems, etc.) that require cryptocurrency payment(s) to make it accessible once more. This pain can hit especially hard when: Identifying where the malicious code exists to remove or neuter it. Scoping out the damage and either paying the “ransom” or restoring data from backup. Determining how to prevent the intrusion from repeating, if possible. Fortunately, we at Rubrik understand this pain all too well. One of our earliest customers, Langs Building Supplies, had their production environment hit by a ransomware snag back in 2016. Their team acted quickly and used the immutable nature of Rubrik’s backups to recover the encrypted data without paying the ransom. Huzzah! Since then, we’ve taken the state of the art to a new frontier with the release of Radar, an application that lives on our Polaris…
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

Company

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 -  - API First: Introducing the New Splunk Add-on for Rubrik

General Tech

API First: Introducing the New Splunk Add-on for Rubrik

The Rubrik CDM and Polaris platforms are built on top of a rich suite of RESTful APIs, allowing easy integration with third-party services. Many Rubrik customers are also Splunk customers, so pairing the two systems is a natural fit. Our customers use Splunk to aggregate logs from across the numerous pieces of hardware and software running in their infrastructure. This allows administrators to centrally report everything and correlate events happening throughout their environment in order to provide insights and reduce fault resolution times. As a result, we have engineered and released a Splunk add-on and application that can be used to surface data points from the Rubrik CDM and Polaris platforms into Splunk. You can easily find the Splunk  Add-on for Rubrik in the Splunkbase. This initial version of the add-on pulls data from both the Rubrik CDM and Polaris platforms via REST API to present: Event data – security, replication, backup, recovery, archive, and more. Capacity statistics and trending. Backup and recovery histories and trending. Ransomware detection events via Polaris Radar. Here’s an example of a Rubrik job history dashboard: The Splunk  Add-on for Rubrik provides many advantages to customers, such as the ability to: Visualize the operational status…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik Named to LinkedIn Top Companies List Second Year Running

Culture

Rubrik Named to LinkedIn Top Companies List Second Year Running

Today, LinkedIn has announced its 2018 Top Startups list, and we’re excited to be featured as #10 among many other innovative companies. The list highlights the 50 most sought-after startups to work for based on data from the LinkedIn community, focusing on four core areas: employment growth, engagement, job interest, and attraction of top talent. This achievement comes at time when Rubrik is experiencing unprecedented growth. In just four years, we’ve exploded to over 1,200 employees across 30 countries. We also recently added two industry veterans to our ranks, with John W. Thompson, Chairman of Microsoft, joining as a member of the board and John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus of  Cisco, as a board advisor. But even amidst this growth, we’re committed to staying true to our core values and empowering employees to do their life’s best work. Here are some ways Rubrik is redefining company culture: Building Game-Changing Technology At Rubrik, we know that engineers want to be challenged and build new technologies that solve big problems. This year, we launched Rubrik Polaris, the industry’s first SaaS platform for data management applications. In July, we released the Polaris app Radar, which leverages machine learning to detect and analyze security threats…
Rubrik -  - Back-to-Back Champions: Rubrik Wins VMworld Best of Show 2018, 2017

Company

Back-to-Back Champions: Rubrik Wins VMworld Best of Show 2018, 2017

Rubrik is honored to have Radar, its newest Polaris application, receive two Best of VMworld 2018 U.S. awards: the Gold Award for Security and Best of Show. This marks the second year in a row that we’ve been named Best of Show, and the third year we’ve won a Gold at a VMworld conference. These awards recognize the most innovative new products in the server virtualization, cloud, and end-user computing markets. This year, a panel of industry experts evaluated 75 products in areas such as innovation, performance, ease of use and manageability, and ability to fill a market gap. Each year, the judges select one product as Best of Show, which “represents the best of the best” among the winners in previous categories. We’re humbled to be considered alongside many innovative companies and view this achievement as a testament to our leadership in the data management and security spaces. To win the Gold Award for security, Radar was weighed against many disruptive products that “monitor and protect hypervisors, cloud workloads, guest OSes and virtual networks and enforce security best practices.” The judges commented that Radar showed we “gave serious thought to security and ransomware monitoring in the data protection space.”…
Rubrik -  - Welcome to Polaris: Courtesy of Slack and Serverless Compute

General Tech

Welcome to Polaris: Courtesy of Slack and Serverless Compute

At Rubrik, one of the “good problems” we have is massive hyper-growth across teams, which means we have to find easy, scalable ways to communicate to each other. This was put to the test with our launch of the Polaris SaaS platform earlier this year, which led to the Sales Engineer team getting multiple “can I get access to the Polaris demo account?” requests every week. In order to create the new accounts, I simply log into Polaris and select the Invite Users link, and then a welcome email that includes all relevant login information would be sent to the team member requesting access. Even though the invite process was just a few clicks, as someone focused on all things DevOps and automation at Rubrik, a small part of me would shudder every time I had to manually repeat the invite process. That was until Chris Wahl decided to throw down the gauntlet. As a self-confessed Slack (our communication tool of choice) addict, I was immediately intrigued and got to work. I soon had a proof-of-concept Python script up and running that automated the new user invite process. But now what? How could I turn that basic script into a…
Rubrik -  - Introducing Radar: Faster Recovery from Ransomware

Company

Introducing Radar: Faster Recovery from Ransomware

Ransomware is on the rise, and it’s only getting smarter. Recent research shows ransomware attacks grew more than 350% annually.* To defend against attacks, many companies typically focus on building a perimeter to prevent malware from ever entering their data center. However, as malware becomes increasingly sophisticated, it’s no longer a matter of if  but when an organization will be hit by an attack. While building a perimeter is essential, preventing every threat, every time, across every surface area is a near-impossible task. In fact, 71% of organizations were hit by ransomware after it successfully bypassed their detection and prevention measures.** Once an attack breaks through your defenses, bouncing back quickly is painful. For many IT professionals, this will bring to mind long nights spent trying to detect an attack, analyze the extent of the damage, and restore quickly from backup files. Resiliency should be stronger, and recovery should be faster. The most effective strategy for defending against ransomware is a defense in depth. This approach encompasses a holistic, multi-level ransomware response strategy that incorporates both prevention measures to keep threats out and strong resiliency to minimize downtime when an attack happens. Meet Radar: Recover Faster. Stay Smarter. We’ve been…
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