Headquartered in Washington D.C., Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) manages and sustains all Naval installations. Operating 71 installations across 11 regions globally, CNIC delivers installation management and other integrated shore capabilities including port operations, airfields, security, emergency management, and fleet support services. At CNIC, six IT staff members are dedicated to supporting Navy officers and their families worldwide. The team maintains servers, backup, and infrastructure across over 500 locations to ensure efficiency in providing shore installation planning and mission support, managing shore safety services, as well as maintaining base communication and information systems.
Lack of scalability due to technical limitations of legacy backup software
Lengthy recovery times
Inefficient and unreliable manual backup process
RTOs reduced from hours to minutes
30-50% TCO savings from reduced data center footprint
Significant reduction in daily backup management
"Rack-and-go” in 30 minutes
Automated 24/7 backups and instant recovery
Simple, easy-to-use platform suitable for large environments
User and application data at rest encryption with FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified SEDs
Backup & recovery inefficiencies with the legacy approach
Prior to deploying Rubrik, CNIC experienced frustrations with an inefficient backup process, lack of scalability, and long recovery times. RTO was several hours, which negatively impacted installation operations and services. They also found the solution difficult to manage, resulting in significant inefficiencies and overhead.
Furthermore, the legacy solution lacked automation and was better suited for smaller environments. The team had to constantly remember to backup servers throughout the day for 500 locations, a cumbersome process which resulted in substantial daily management time.
Frustrated with lengthy recovery times and overhead, Navy CNIC turned to the market for more efficient backup & recovery solutions and found Rubrik through one of its partners.
Rubrik enables Navy CNIC to service sailors and families 24/7 while reducing management time and cost
CNIC has successfully automated and simplified its backup operations for its growing operations with Rubrik. This means that their team is able to provide services to US sailors and their families in 500 locations across the globe 24/7 without interruptions. If a crash were to occur, Rubrik’s capabilities ensure that a new server can become fully functional in 15 seconds.
One of their favorite aspects about Rubrik was the rapid setup time. It only took an hour for CNIC to deploy Rubrik and begin supporting the entire enterprise. Rubrik has enabled CNIC to better achieve their mission of delivering efficiency and dependability from the shore.