Remember the 1986 movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? The premise is about a high school teen named Ferris Bueller who decided to skip school for a day and have the time of his life. In the late 1980s, tape media was the king of the Backup and Recovery world, and hard disk was still a newbie typically only used as a staging area for fast recovery. Fast forward to today in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in which data is king and the life blood of almost all organizations. We are at the point where data protection and cloud administrators now have an opportunity like Ferris Bueller to sleep better at night and maybe even get a “day off” by automating the workflows of their Backup and Recovery tasks and processes.

Now it is your turn to have a day off with Rubrik’s API-Driven Cloud Data Management (CDM) fabric.

Backups on Autopilot

Autopilot describes the ability to drive the trajectory of an object without “hands-on” control. Rubrik provides a similar benefit by controlling your copy data’s trajectory without constant manual efforts like other legacy backup products. One of the top quantifiable business benefits of Rubrik is that it only takes around 2-3 minutes each day for many customers to manage their Rubrik Cloud Data Management fabric.

What is the difference between a great backup product and an average backup product? The average backup product will require countless hours of your time manually performing administrative tasks like creating backup schedules and assigning servers. But Rubrik provides an automated and proactive approach to data management. Our engineers started from a clean sheet of paper with a vision to create an API-first architecture that allows you to automate your custom lifecycle management workflows by integrating with third-party services.

We have expanded on this vision with the recent Alta release. Customers can now orchestrate application data across multi-hypervisor (Hyper-V, Nutanix AHV, VMware) and public cloud environments (Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure). You can even automate protection and recovery of your critical Oracle databases. This allows database administrators (DBAs) the opportunity to leverage Rubrik’s robust policies and rapid multi-stream backups all while minimizing the impact on production workloads and existing DBA workflows.



If you’re a SQL DBA, don’t feel left out — Rubrik allows you to power on your SQL Servers directly on Rubrik to any point in time and deliver self-service access using APIs to automate your database workflows.

Get REST with Rubrik

Rubrik can also save you time and money by automating and streamlining your project management lifecycle. As Eric Shanks mentions in “Automation Empowered Backups with Rubrik,” applying SLA policies to virtual machine folders highlights the power of Rubrik’s policy driven SLA and RESTful API capabilities. Rubrik can be setup to automatically add any of your virtual machines in a specific folder to an assigned SLA domain. There are several different ways that a Rubrik cluster provides protection for virtual machines:

  1. You can individually assign your virtual machines to an SLA Domain.
  2. Automatic protection happens when the virtual machine extracts the SLA Domain assignment from a containing folder, cluster, or host.


Plan Your Next Day Off

Imagine being able to collapse your management time down to minutes by using Rubrik’s RESTful API and intuitive API Explorer. Rubrik equips you with the power of orchestration and automation at your fingertips. We allow you an opportunity to put your Backup and Recovery infrastructure on autopilot with our built-in automation and your custom data protection workflows.

Are you thinking about your next day off and how to automate your processes, but not sure how to get started? Watch Automation Workflows: Leveraging Rubrik’s REST APIs.