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Rubrik -  - Harnessing Intelligent Application Instantiation with CloudOn

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Harnessing Intelligent Application Instantiation with CloudOn

Almost one year ago, Rubrik’s 4.0 “Alta” release was launched to supply those looking to build amazing IT with a solution teeming with helpful features and ecosystem integration points. For application mobility or disaster recovery, Alta introduced CloudOn as an intelligent application instantiation feature that operates across data centers and clouds. The idea is to take all data earmarked for long-term retention and start actively using it to construct workloads in the public cloud, regardless of the source format. This has an added bonus of using data that has already been efficiently stored in the cloud to construct workloads without further incurring a network transfer hit. In a nutshell – Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management software knows which applications have been archived to Amazon S3 or Azure Blob Storage and can convert any of the backup points into runnable, native instances within those same public cloud environments. My team and I even showed this live at Cloud Field Day 2 back in 2017 – no hiding behind marketecture slides or canned videos for this crew! 🙂 While that’s all fine and dandy, the real value can be found in the use cases. I’ve stood up on my soapbox on this topic…
Rubrik -  - Building Automated Test/Dev Environments with Rubrik

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Building Automated Test/Dev Environments with Rubrik

IT environments can get complex. So, it’s only natural that trying to mimic a production environment as close as possible in a test environment (why else would you build it?) can get equally complex. You often don’t have the same exact resources available for test and dev as you do for production, which makes it additionally challenging. As a developer (and tester), you don’t want to be hindered by the shortcomings of the infrastructure (hence the popularity of consuming public cloud resources on-demand). Equally, IT infrastructure folks want to deliver the best experience possible for their internal consumers, so they look for ways to introduce more flexibility into the environment. One aspect of this can be automation. It is a way to potentially speed up delivery of resources, ensure a consistent service, reduce errors, and avoid additional interruptions, leading to increased productivity on both ends of the equation. So what if there was hidden potential deep inside your IT infrastructure that could help out in this regard? I’m talking about backup data — data that typically sits unused in your environment, consuming space and resources until called upon to provide restores that will (fingers crossed) return you back to operation…
Rubrik -  - HM Hospitales Reduces Costs and Simplifies Data Management with Rubrik

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HM Hospitales Reduces Costs and Simplifies Data Management with Rubrik

HM Hospitales is a private hospital group that provides comprehensive healthcare services in addition to medical research, continuous education, and technological innovation. Directed by doctors, HM Hospitales has more than 4,000 employees throughout its 14 hospitals, 3 centres specializing in Oncology, Cardiology and Neuroscience, and 21 polyclinics. We spoke with Arturo Gordo Carbajo, Director of Security and Systems at HM Hospitales, about how Rubrik has helped them save time, reduce operational costs, and focus on their overall IT strategy. Tell me about HM Hospitales and your overall IT strategy. HM Hospitales offers high-quality patient care and access to the latest advances in medicine. We’re a patient-focused group, and IT plays a critical role in providing the best patient care and services to our employees. My team is responsible for keeping infrastructure up and running across all the hospitals. To support our network of hospitals and patients, we needed a single, secure data management solution for the centres that the Group has in four autonomous communities: Madrid, Galicia, Castilla-La Mancha, and Castilla y León. What challenges were you experiencing with your legacy solution? We needed a change because our previous backup solution was too labor intensive and complex to manage. It…
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 -  - AERTEC Solutions Ensures Business Continuity and Innovation with Rubrik

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AERTEC Solutions Ensures Business Continuity and Innovation with Rubrik

AERTEC Solutions, headquartered in Málaga, Spain, is an international engineering and consulting company specialized in aeronautics with projects covering more than 100 airports across 39 countries. Jesús Viciana, Information Technology Director at AERTEC Solutions, chats with me on building a stronger disaster recovery strategy and freeing up time for innovation with Rubrik. What challenges were you experiencing with your previous solution? As we transitioned to a fully virtualized environment, we wanted to move away from legacy infrastructure. Our previous backup software was very complex and difficult to manage. Our backups were failing. Additionally, we had to run all our operations on extremely slow servers.  It was impossible to work with. Last year, we ran into a massive problem when we upgraded to VMware vSphere 6.0. There was a bug in the databases, and when we tried to recover from our backups, the data became corrupt. From a business point of view, it was unacceptable. We started looking for another solution in the market that was more reliable for disaster recovery. Why Rubrik? We needed a solution that maximized the value of our business and ensured recoverability in case of a failure. Rubrik is a powerful tool that was easy to…
Rubrik -  - Davies Law Firm Eliminates High Costs and On-Ramps to Public Cloud

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Davies Law Firm Eliminates High Costs and On-Ramps to Public Cloud

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is an international law firm that handles some of the largest and most complex commercial and financial matters. Evans Vogas, Network Operations Analyst, at Davies discusses how the company revamped their infrastructure to reduce costs, streamline their IT, and move to public cloud. How does IT impact your business? Our lawyers are very client focused. That means our IT infrastructure must be reliably available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If there is catastrophic failure, they need to recover quickly. With Rubrik, we can ensure that. Secondly, we are working on our ISO 27001 certification, which mandates procedures, especially related to disaster recovery. With Rubrik, we can accommodate some of those policies. With encryption at rest, we can protect sensitive data. Tell me about your environment We have 600 employees across three offices in Toronto, Montréal, and New York. Our environment consists of approximately 500 VMs and is 97% virtualized. We are protecting 38 TB of data with Rubrik. What challenges were you experiencing with your legacy solution? Our previous backup solution was no longer meeting our SLAs. As our data storage grew, backups were taking longer than the allocated backup window.…
Rubrik -  - Leading Health Food Manufacturer Sanitarium Opts for Cloud Data Management

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Leading Health Food Manufacturer Sanitarium Opts for Cloud Data Management

Alastair Stuart, Infrastructure Services Manager, Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing, keeps an eye out for innovative, best of breed solutions. With more than 21 years of experience in IT, Alastair explains how Rubrik saved his team from tedious backup job scheduling and unlocked new data management use cases.  What type of struggles did you have with backup? We’re always looking for ways to do more with less. Our backup infrastructure required a lot of management, from configuring to fine-tuning our hardware and software stacks for optimal performance. We were dealing with troublesome issues such as tape handling difficulties, complexity of configuring several data repositories, and inefficiencies of deduplication across multiple depositories. What happened after you put Rubrik in place? Our previous backup solution required us to spend hours on tediously scheduling backup jobs. Rubrik provided a new level of management simplicity that took 20% of a system administrator’s time spent on backup down to 1%. We can easily automate workflows to our business service level agreements. The time savings we received are now directed towards investigating advanced technologies. Second, we were observing massive inefficiencies when storing our data to disk with multiple repositories. Rubrik rectified this issue by providing us with…