Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc. is the world leader in the production of in vitro diagnostics and biomarkers. It serves physicians, laboratory professionals, and patients through a network of partners and distributors worldwide. Its parent company, Fujirebio, Inc., is a leading healthcare company in Japan with offices in China, Sweden, Belgium, and the United States.
Tim Gable, Network Systems Manager, and Shane Hadden, Senior Network Engineer, at Fujirebio Diagnostics are responsible for managing the infrastructure that compromises the data center at the Malvern & Reading Pennsylvania as well as Seguin TX locations. “Our objective as a department was to replace our previous solution with innovative, modern technology that is easy to use and reliable,” said Gable. “It is essential that we have a scalable solution that allows for growth year after year. Rubrik integrates seamlessly with our shift to virtualization and cloud, following the same scale-out philosophy of cloud computing with payas-you-go-economics.”
It is essential that we have a scalable solution that allows for growth year after year. Rubrik integrates seamlessly with our shift to virtualization and cloud, following the same scale-out philosophy of cloud computing with pay-as-you-go-economics.
Complex, costly upgrades with legacy vendor
Management complexity of archiving data to tape
Inability to test backups quickly
75% reduction in TCO
Instant recovery (RTO=minutes vs. days)
Eliminated tape complexity with public cloud
All-in-one platform for backup, disaster recovery, test/dev, and archival
Public cloud replaces tape for long-term retention
Live storage for DevOps
Lack of scalability with the legacy approach
Over the last five years, Fujirebio Diagnostics shifted towards 100% virtualized data centers, driving them to reevaluate their data management solution. Before Rubrik, was using a leading legacy vendor but faced challenges with dependability and growth. “Our previous solution was sporadic and unreliable. Servers would backup one day but not the next. We also had an issue with aging data, requiring a great deal of manual intervention", said Gable. “One of our biggest challenges was that we were unable to upgrade our system to the next version of VMware vSphere due to compatibility issues with our legacy vendor. We were running out of space, and the cost of a forklift upgrade would be incredibly expensive.”
Our previous solution was sporadic and unreliable. Servers would backup one day but not the next. We also had an issue with aging data, requiring a great deal of manual intervention.
Eliminating tape complexity and achieving resiliency with CloudOut
After struggling with scalability issues and management complexity, Gable and Hadden began evaluating alternative solutions to take on a more innovative approach to data management. “When we realized what Rubrik could do, we began comparing every other vendor to Rubrik. Since it’s just Shane and I managing all of the infrastructures across three data centers when it came to backup, recovery, and archival, we needed a system that was easy to use and reliable,” said Gable. “The beauty of Rubrik is that it is built for the user instead of technology with just a box bolted on top. Two of the main results we have seen with Rubrik is that the speed of recovery is phenomenal, and we can eliminate tape complexity and costs by instantly archiving all our mission-critical production systems to public cloud. This gives us more resiliency in case of a failure.”
Two of the main results we have seen with Rubrik is that the speed of recovery is phenomenal, and we can eliminate tape complexity and costs by instantly archiving all our mission-critical production systems to public cloud.
Cloud Data Management to reduce costs and drive business outcomes
By using Rubrik, Fujirebio Diagnostics has seen significant savings in their TCO and can create more customized data management policies to meet their business needs.
The platform is just so simple. Anybody can use it. You don’t need to be a senior guy. Since we don’t have time to spend the day managing backup, Rubrik saves us time, especially with a restore request. I can serve it up through Rubrik instead of going to production systems because it is so much easier. We also save about 2 hours a week of doing manual cleanup of old data.
Total hard savings before and after Rubrik
With Rubrik, Fujirebio Diagnostics is seeing a 75% reduction in TCO by eliminating licensing, support, and tape costs.
1. Media, maintenance, of-site handling
2. Long-term data retention storage and transfer costs
3. Includes contractual maintenance
4. All costs include initial capital outlay and annual recurring spend