Cloudy Explorations at Cloud Field Day 3

Rubrik’s Andrew Miller shares his experience after the company presented at Cloud Field Day. He shares the videos of the presentation, as well as some of the Twitter reactions from the presentation shared by the delegates. Overall Rubrik did a great job showing what they can do for enterprise backup, and just as importantly demonstrated value for organizations.


Rubrik continues their quest to protect the enterprise

Tim Crawford got an update from Rubrik at Cloud Field Day earlier this month. He found the company’s modular API-centric architecture to be a data recovery solution that disrupts the market. At Cloud Field Day, they highlighted their SaaS offerinf for this market, Polaris.


Time to write Chapter 2

Mike Preston got to hear from Rubrik twice at Field Day events, including a very early appearance at Virtualization Day back in 2015. Now he’s going to get a much closer look after accepting a role with the company in their Technical Marketing team. We’re excited to see what’s in store for Mike in this self-proclaimed Chapter 2. Best of luck!


The Three Facets of Backup

At Cloud Field Day last month, Chris Evans got to see three companies showing different facets of how to deliver backup. Veritas, Rubrik, and Druva all have different visions of how organizations should handle data management and protection. Chris takes a look at how some are transforming to handle new workloads, while others are expanding to add new functionality, scale, and scope.


Rubrik – A metadata company in backup company’s clothing

In this piece, Keith Townsend outlines his experience that data protection is often a way for a vendor to get a foothold within a company’s IT strategy. After seeing Rubrik at Cloud Field Day last week, Keith sees them as getting ready to move beyond being a data protection company, with their Polaris platform signaling a move to becoming a metadata company.


Cloud Field Day 3; Day 2 – That One Thing….

Day two of Cloud Field Day was the busiest of the event. Delegates were treated to see Droplet Computing come out of stealth, followed by presentations from Rubrik, Riverbed, and NetApp. In this post, Chris Porter runs down what he saw from each, and what stood out in each presentation.


CFD3 Prep Post: Rubrik

Justin Warren is no stranger to Rubrik, having covered them across a variety of outlets. He’ll get an update from the company next week at Cloud Field Day. Justin already thinks they have a solid product, backed by impressive marketing. In this piece, he overviews how the company shifted from its backup appliance roots to embrace more software offerings running in the cloud.


Cloud Field Day 3 Preview – Data Protection

Keith Townsend prepared an overview of the data protection companies that will be presenting at Cloud Field Day. He looks at Druva, Rubrik, and Veritas, which all have the same overall goals for data protection, but go about it in very different ways.


Cloud Field Day 3 Preview: Rubrik

Ahead of attending Cloud Field Day next month, Chris Evans wrote up a preview of one presenter, Rubrik. Chris thinks the company has succeeded in making data protection more interesting by integrating it with other secondary storage requirements in a single platform, via their Cloud Data Management platform. Chris is interested to learn more about their evolving cloud strategy, especially after their recent acquisition of Datos IO.


Here’s your next storage IPO. Rubrik gets its revenue and leadership ducks in a row

In this post, Ben Kepes looks at recent moves by Rubrik as indicative of an upcoming IPO. This includes adding Microsoft’s John Thompson to their board, naming former Atlassian CFO Murray Demo to the same position, and strong sales numbers. We’ll be keeping an eye on the company to see if 2018 is the year of their IPO.


Rubrik Acquires Datos IO – Backup Wars Looming?

In this piece, Chris Evans shares his thoughts on Rubrik’s recent acquisition of Datos IO. This makes sense as a way for the company to grab an early leader in the NoSQL backup market, and increases their overall backup capability surface area. Overall he sees this down the line of providing another way for Rubrik to transition from backup into an overall data management company.


Better together: Rubrik acquires Datos IO

Ben Kepes breaks down the news the Rubrik is acquiring Datos IO. This helps Rubrik add backup and recovery for NoSQL databases to their already impressive data management portfolio.


Cloud Field Day 2 – A lesson learned

Last summer, Lino Telera attended his first Cloud Field Day. While the presenting companies showed off a vast array of products, platforms and solutions, for Lino the overall theme came down to being more dynamic with data across the cloud. He gives his impressions of all the presenters, from HPE’s Nimble Cloud Volumes to Nirmata’s SaaS solution to close the gap between developers and sysadmin.


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.