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Rubrik -  - Capturing Data On-Demand Yields New Workflows

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Capturing Data On-Demand Yields New Workflows

The automation of repetitive tasks to ensure consistency and reliability is generally a great focus for technical professionals. This frees up time to tackle other initiatives that help differentiate your business while also limiting the amount of context switching required to get through various projects. The net result is an increase in speed and a more satisfying work experience. Rubrik’s SLA Domains provide a great deal of automation by scheduling all of the policy-driven snapshots required to meet your defined recovery point objectives (RPOs) for various workloads. However, there are times when ingesting data using an on-demand snapshot makes more sense than relying on the intelligent scheduler baked into Rubrik’s software stack. I’ve spoken with many customers who are actively leveraging on-demand snapshots to tackle some interesting workflows in both manual and automated workflows. In this post, I will dive deep into the architecture, design considerations, and use cases for on-demand snapshots as part of a larger series on SLA Domains. If you’re new to this technology, check out Mike Wilson’s post that introduces the concept of SLA Domains. The Advantages of On-Demand Snapshots Almost all systems have a mechanism in place to store state. This ranges from hypervisor snapshots,…
Rubrik -  - Automating VM Protection in Rubrik with vSphere Tags

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Automating VM Protection in Rubrik with vSphere Tags

An oft ignored but useful organization tool, tags are labels that can be applied in your VMware inventory to organize and sort objects. Tags allow you to attach metadata to objects, making it easier to sort and search through your inventory. But wait…there’s more. Tags can also be used in conjunction with other programs like vRealize Automation to help manage an objects lifecycle.  Seen in the picture below is an assigned tag on a VM. To get the most out of vSphere tags, it’s important to also understand the concept of categories.  Categories can be used to group your tags together. Think of it like a large filing cabinet: each drawer is a category, and inside of a drawer, there are folders with objects. These folders have a tag or label on the top. As an example, you may create the category of Operating Systems  that contains tags like Windows 10  or Windows 7  and so on. Here is a very simple diagram of the hierarchy: This is one of the ways tags and categories can be used to help organize your environment. Here’s how you add a category for tags in vSphere: So what could we use categories and…
Rubrik -  - Now in Rubrik: Orchestrated DR, Continuous Data Protection, and SLA Policy-Based Advancements

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Now in Rubrik: Orchestrated DR, Continuous Data Protection, and SLA Policy-Based Advancements

At Rubrik, we’re committed to developing strong technology partnerships so that our customers can seamlessly use Rubrik’s innovative solutions to meet business SLAs with their existing systems. One of these critical technology partnerships is with VMware, as many of our customers running on VMware leverage Rubrik to protect their environments, eliminate data management complexity, and unlock massive savings. Today, we’re thrilled to announce additional innovations for VMware with Rubrik Andes 5.1, which delivers groundbreaking solutions for data classification, DR orchestration, and continuous data protection across Rubrik Cloud Data Management (RCDM) and Rubrik Polaris SaaS platform.  Cloud DR Orchestration. VMware to AWS. When it comes to DR runbook creation and execution, many organizations continue to rely on manual processes. These labor-intensive tasks are often error prone, slow, and can lead to loss of critical data. To ensure a high degree of availability and protection, all organizations will benefit from the use of DR orchestration – creating automated, repeatable, testable plans that are integrated directly into IT environments and processes.  Polaris AppFlows is a new SaaS application that delivers radically simple DR orchestration: failover, failback, application migration, and non-disruptive testing from VMware data centers to AWS. AppFlows is tightly integrated into the…
Rubrik -  - Rubrik SLA Domain: Settings, Ops, Considerations

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Rubrik SLA Domain: Settings, Ops, Considerations

This multi-part blog series will take a deep dive into Rubrik’s SLA Domains to assist in understanding them better as well as configuring them optimally for your environment. SLA Domains Explained In the data protection world, Service Level Agreements (SLAs) define protection levels for workloads, availability targets, and objects that are crucial to a company. Collecting this information, implementing it, and staying compliant with the SLA is usually a tedious and difficult process. Rubrik uses SLA Domains to make those SLAs easier to achieve.  SLA Domains are comprised of these three components: Snapshot protection and retention  Replication  Archival When combined, these components protect and help manage the lifecycle of your most critical data. SLA Domains can be set to align with your company’s own SLAs, making compliance incredibly simple. Additionally, Rubrik’s SLA Domain construct is declarative in nature, allowing for a set it and forget it style of implementation. While it may seem like a small thing to use declarative policies, there is a major difference between old-style imperative backup jobs and Rubrik’s declarative SLA Domains. To understand the difference, imagine a situation in which you want to give your friend a LEGO set for them to build. The imperative…