Sydney, Australia – July 2nd, 2020 – Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management company, today announced it has helped engineering design, construction, and land development contractor BMD automate back-ups and eliminate manual tape-based storage, accelerating its transition to hybrid cloud and giving valuable time back to its IT team for more strategic projects.
“Our previous tape library presented a number of challenges for our team. We needed a new system to allow us to think and act more strategically on our data,” said James Cuneo, BMD Technical Systems Engineer.
BMD worked directly with Rubrik to replace the legacy tape system with its Radar, Polaris, Live Mount, and Edge services, which have dramatically simplified how the company manages its data. Data is now backed up digitally and automatically at a rate of around six gigabits per second, drastically reducing the manual six-to-seven-hour process to now less than an hour.
Mr. Cuneo said that while the productivity gains have been immense, BMD’s ability to identify exact point-in-time changes in data have had unexpected benefits across the business.
“We had a timely matter where we needed to identify the exact time a transaction was made,” Mr. Cuneo said. “Rubrik’s Live Mount was able to load 1,000 previous versions of our CRM software to see the split second it went through.”
Rubrik has also helped BMD automate business processes such as invoice management. The software automatically reviews invoices as they’re backed up and raises alerts for anything suspicious. It correctly did this for a unique billing arrangement, and as BMD’s IT team began waving those alerts, the machine-learning system stopped the notifications automatically.
Further, the simplicity and cloud-native nature of the environment has helped accelerate the company’s transition to hybrid cloud. In total, the Rubrik environment is now protecting the data of 272 virtual machines (VMs), 871 SQL databases, 1,185 applications and workloads, 1,087 Microsoft Office 365 mailboxes, and seven remote sites across Australia.
“Businesses are taking on data at a much higher rate now, much of which is being created and stored off-site as businesses operate between the office and remotely,” said Jamie Humphrey, Managing Director for Rubrik Australia and New Zealand.
“BMD is a perfect example of a company that has regained control of its data, at a time when its technology resources are needed more than ever. This will empower the company to focus on its core business – building and developing the infrastructure our nation relies on and supporting local communities through job creation.”
- Several hours saved every day: “With a proper data management strategy in place, we have been able to dedicate more time to valuable, strategic IT projects.” James Cuneo, BMD Technical Systems Engineer.
- Point-in-time data recovery: “We don’t have a full test environment, so we need room for trial and error. Rubrik enables us to come back to any point in time and start over.” James Cuneo, BMD Technical Systems Engineer.
- Protecting almost 3,500 VMs, databases, workloads, and mailboxes: “Our jobs can last anywhere from one day to five years, which means different data and backup requirements are required. Rubrik automates that entire process and keeps all of our data and workloads secure.” James Cuneo, BMD Technical Systems Engineer.
- Hybrid cloud transition: “Rubrik has simplified our transition to hybrid cloud. We see it as vital to stay ahead of the curve in our industry, and all signs are pointing to the cloud.” James Cuneo, BMD Technical Systems Engineer.
Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, enables enterprises to maximize value from data that is increasingly fragmented across data centers and clouds. Rubrik delivers a single, policy-driven platform for data recovery, governance, compliance, and cloud mobility. For more information, visit www.rubrik.com and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.
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