VMworld 2017: A Tale of Two Cities
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Rubrik team. We’ve experienced the bright lights and excitement of Las Vegas and the historic architecture and rich culture of Barcelona. While VMworld US and VMworld Europe may have had different backdrops, and over 9,000 km of distance between them, their atmosphere was equally as inspiring. As VMware has been integral to our solution from the get go, VMworld is always an exciting time for us. This year was no exception. There were surprise announcements, thought provoking keynote speeches, intriguing breakout sessions, and unforgettable parties. VMworld 2017 has been a stage of innovation for the cloud generation, from its essential role in digital transformation to the technologies that make it secure. An unavoidable theme this year was ‘change’. We’re in a digital period of accelerated transformation, which is – as far as anyone can guess – set to continue. From the very first keynote speech in Las Vegas to the closing sessions in Barcelona, themes of cloud, mobility, networking, and security reigned supreme. After all, they are the topics reshaping all industries at the moment. The opening keynotes, in both Las Vegas and Barcelona, addressed this overarching theme of change, referencing…
Rubrik Adds to Momentum with Two Best of VMworld 2017 U.S. Awards
Rubrik is honored to have received two Best of VMworld 2017 U.S. awards: the Gold Award for Data Protection and Best of Show. The Best of VMworld 2017 U.S. Awards recognize the most innovative new products in the server virtualization, cloud, and end-user computing markets. A panel of industry experts evaluated 90 nominated products on display at VMworld 2017 U.S. and named winners in seven categories. Judges named Rubrik The Best of Show winner, which “represents the best of the best” and was chosen among the winners of the previous categories. Rubrik Alta took Gold in the Data Protection category. This award recognizes software products or cloud services — such as disaster recovery as a service — that are designed to backup, restore, replicate data, and/or achieve fault tolerance in a virtual server or cloud infrastructure. Judges commented that Alta is “the perfect complement to hyper-converged infrastructure.” Rubrik Alta, our ninth and most significant product release, provides instant application availability anytime, anywhere regardless of the underlying infrastructure. Alta delivers an ecosystem-agnostic platform that supports key modern operating environments in the enterprise, including: VMware, Hyper-V, AHV; physical environments such as Linux and Windows; and AWS, Azure and private clouds. The release also…
Rubrik Hosts Kevin Durant at VMworld Las Vegas 2017
It has been an action-packed month for Rubrik. After only three and a half years in business, we were named a Visionary in the Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup & Recovery Solutions and reached a $150M annualized run rate. We achieved Advanced Partner Status with AWS and launched a Global Service Delivery Partner program. We’re continuing this exciting momentum at VMworld 2017 in Las Vegas, where MVP and 2017 NBA Champion Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors, will be joining Rubrik on Tuesday, August 29. Follow us on Twitter for more details: @rubrikInc. Rubrik is thankful for the strong support of our partners, customers, and community. We recently had the opportunity to invite Kevin, a noted Silicon Valley investor and philanthropist, to VMworld to learn more about the future of enterprise technology. While this is going to be an amazing experience for the VMworld community, we are also using this opportunity to raise funds for youth initiatives supported by the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation (KDCF). The KDCF works in the US and internationally to enrich the lives of at-risk youth from low-income backgrounds through educational, athletic, and social programs. All week, Rubrik will fund a free-throw…
Get Ready for Rubrik at VMworld 2017!
I’ve had the pleasure of attending a large swath of VMworld conferences over the years. It’s usually a hectic week in which I see many familiar faces within the virtualization community while also trying earnestly to meet new folks who want to chat about technology, career growth, or Game of Thrones. One overtone to the general chaos at VMware’s flagship event is having fun with the folks at Rubrik as we attempt to balance the joys of passing out LEGO kits with sharing knowledge on various techy bits. I’ve had the extreme pleasure of discussing Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management solution while giving back to the community in various Top 10 rated sessions such as Getting Started with PowerShell and PowerCLI for Your VMware Environment. But this year is different since I have an amazingly talented team of Technical Marketing Engineers who have blown the doors off whatever I could come up with solo! Here’s a quick rundown of where you’ll find us all during the VMworld 2017 U.S. conference. We hope to see you at our sessions, the Rubrik booth (#412), and our super slick VIP VMworld Party! Make sure to say hello, as we’ll be handing out some sticker swag and other…