Rubrik – a software-defined platform for modern datacenter?

At Cloud Field Day this summer, Mariusz Kaczore got to see the latest updates from Rubrik. Mariusz really liked to Rubrik’s approach to backups, not focusing on monitoring backup jobs directly, but instead measuring results against a SLA. He also highlighted their Rubrik OnCloud, which lets you archive VMs in the cloud.


Vendor Brief: Rubrik

Aside from being the king of swag at industry trade shows, Chris Bradshaw reviews what makes Rubrik worthy of industry buzz. At VMworld, he got to speak with co-founder and CEO Bipul Sinha and Jerry Rijnbeek, Director of Sales Engineering. By owning the entire backup stack, Rubrik is able to quickly allow organizations to implement backup protections and get back to operations in the event of an outage.


Cloud Field Day 2 – “Going Forward” with Rubrik

Lino Telera says, “the ability to protect data across cloud systems and instant recovery SQL server represent the coolest parts” of Rubrik’s Cloud Field Day presentation. Lino goes on to discuss Rubrik’s history and purpose as well as elaborate on those topics. He also calls Rubrik a “protection platform for all seasons,” both in normalcy and in disaster. Lino is excited by what Rubrik is doing, but sees many improvements that could be made in the future.


Rubrik at Cloud Field Day – Backup your Cloud Today

Theresa Miller discusses meeting with the Rubrik team at Cloud Field Day. There, Rubrik presented on their cloud backup products, a topic Theresa sees as very important for any company making the transition to cloud. A solid long-run recovery and backup strategy is vital and is what Rubrik is aiming to provide with the Rubrik Cloud Cluster. Theresa seems optimistic about this product and looks forward to what Rubrik will offer in the future.


NetApp and Rubrik, a David and Goliath situation? Part Three

In the final installment of his Cloud Field Day comparison between Rubrik and NetApp, Ben Kepes comes to the conclusion that both companies are in a good, but different, position to guarantee their future. Rubrik has none of the constraints around existing revenue streams, sales force motion or customer expectations that NetApp has, making it a much more agile player, while NetApp has deep relationships with the world’s largest enterprises giving it a leg up in the industry. Despite this, Ben ultimately decides that “if NetApp realizes both the opportunity and the threat, this battle is theirs to lose – they have the pedigree, the existing market share, the cash reserves and the brand recognition to pull one out of the bag and guarantee their future.”


NetApp and Rubrik, a David and Goliath situation? Part Two

As part of his series comparing and contrasting NetApp and Rubrik, Ben Kepes talks about Rubrik’s meteoric rise to fame from backup vendor startup to data management powerhouse. Ben believes that Rubrik “has amassed cash, a stellar crew and, perhaps most importantly, a unique point in time when change is ramping up.” This has led Rubrik to a position where they can build something of real substance, and Ben looks forward to what they have in store.


Cloud Field Day 2: Event Summary

Bryan Krausen recaps Cloud Field Day, giving a quick review of each company’s presentation and relaying his thoughts on the event as a whole. He enjoyed most of the presentations, but found that each of the three days of the event had a different theme, from startups to industry giants. Bryan is thankful to have had the opportunity to attend Cloud Field Day and looks forward to more Field Day events in the future.


NetApp and Rubrik, a David and Goliath situation? Part One

Ben Kepes writes about the differences he saw between NetApp and Rubrik at Cloud Field Day. Ben notes that NetApp has long had financial pressure not to innovate, even if that innovation helps NetApp ensure its long term survival. Now, however, with their acquisition of SolidFire and their appointment of Mark Bregman as CTO, Ben sees NetApp as moving towards a focus on innovation. This is a move in the right direction, but NetApp still might be falling behind its innovative competitors.


Cloud Field Day 2 Preview: Rubrik

Here is Julian Wood’s Cloud Field Day preview for Rubrik. Here he talks cloud instantiation for app mobility, Rubrik’s RESTful API, and more.


Rubrik’s Doing All the Boring Enterprise Backup Stuff

Eric Shanks first saw Rubrik back at Virtualization Field Day in 2015 where he heard CEO Bipul Sinha describe the company’s vision of providing the equivalent of Apple’s Time Machine for enterprise. Today, Rubrik has released version 4.0, code named Alta, and Eric looks at how feature rich the platform has become.


New Career Adventure — Joined Rubrik

While we’re sad she won’t be joining any more Tech Field Day events as a delegate, we’re happy to see Rebecca Fitzhugh took on a technical marketing role with Rubrik! Look forward to more of her excellent writing specifically focused on the company. Congratulations Rebecca! If you need to catch up on Rubrik’s latest and greatest, make sure to check out their Tech Field Day videos embedded in the post.


Scale-Out Doesn’t Just Mean Applications

Alex Galbraith reflects on what he saw from Rubrik at Tech Field Day in November. He thinks their approach to backups is an example of the new paradigm of enterprise IT. It’s natively a scale-out solution, not a legacy scale-up solution that has artificial limits and has to have scale tacked on as business grows. This is something of the consumerization of IT, Rubrik’s backup solution just works and scales to your needs, allowing you to rely on it more and worry about it less.


Backups suck, rubrik does not

John White knows the pain of being a backup engineer. At an old job, the problems came down to two simple issues, software and hardware. You know, minor issues. Seeing what Rubrik presented at Tech Field Day in November, John likes what they offer as a solution for local backups. Built on the back of their Atlas file system with a clean graphical user interface, John thinks it offers a compelling package for any organization that can’t do backups with a service provider.


The Atlas File System – The foundation of the Rubrik Platform

Rubrik’s presentation seems to be impressing a lot of people. One of their biggest features is their ability to distribute backup data across various rack mounted “Brik” appliances, with easy scale out provisioning. Mike Preston has a writeup going into some of the secret sauce that let’s Rubrik do this: the Atlas File System. One of the most interesting features is how the system is able to deal with failure. The file system is able to do replication on both a node or drive level. This allows the overall system to have a whole node or up to two drives fail without any danger of data loss. Mike goes into a deep dive on all of the technical details, so make sure to check it out.


Forward Thinking Backups

Rich Stroffolino takes a look at what Rubrik presented at Tech Field Day earlier this month. They take a extremely focused approach to backups. Their solution allows for backups to their various rack mounted “Brik” devices from various sites with simple scale out and management, and even allow for seamless flow over to S3-compliant cloud storage. While not as expansive as other vendors, the focus of Rubrik makes them stand out.


Rubrik – A Refreshing Approach to Backups

We’ll miss Max at Tech Field Day but it’s great that he got a chance to catch up with Rubrik at VMworld. Here’s his “state of the union” for Rubrik in preparation for their Tech Field Day 12 presentation. Overall, he seems impressed by the company’s ability to deliver a simple and easy to deploy backup product, using their “Rubrik brick” appliances to allow for simple, transparent, efficient, and scalable backups.


Rubrik to talk cloud data management at Tech Field Day

Mike Preston has a great rundown of what he’s looking forward to from Rubrik at Tech Field Day next week. Aside from tempting Mike with free Lego (the struggle is real), he’s likes their policy based approach to data protection and disaster recovery. The strength of the policy based approach lies in the simplicity, define the tasks you want in the policies, and Rubrik’s appliance does the rest.

The other benefit Mike likes is the ability to work inside backups performed by Rubrik. This includes analysis, complex search, and testing on VMs.

The company iterates quickly, on their third major release in just a few years in existence. It should make for an exciting Tech Field Day presentation.


Tech Field Day 12 Primer: Rubrik

First-time Field Day delegate Matt Crape takes a look at Rubrik, a familiar face at the event series. He talks about their various configurable “briks” hardware appliances and their scale-out approach, which allows for superior dedupe and compression rates compared to legacy systems. He then dives into their Firefly release (announced at Tech Field Day 10) and how data can be managed by policy to promote simplicity. Watch Matt’s blog and twitter during and after Rubrik’s Nov. 16 presentation to learn more!


Rubrik Firefly – Now with physical, edge, and moar cloud!

Rubrik Firefly – Now with physical, edge, and moar cloud!


Rubrik Announces r528 Cloud Appliance and Sexy New Features

Rubrik Announces r528 Cloud Appliance and Sexy New Features