What is most valuable?
Global (Google Like) Search - This allows us to instantly search for servers and files whether they are hosted on the local Rubrik appliance, replicated to another Rubrik appliance or in the long-term storage tier.
Instant Mount - This provides us with the ability to perform instant restores within seconds and whats best is it can be scripted. Restores enable fast invocation of DR, DR testing and Test/Dev.
Replication - Replicate to another brik to enable DRaaS. This is excellent for our customers as it removes the need for a secondary DR data centre and all the associated costs such as hardware, connectivity, management and licensing.
Cloud Archive (Cloudian, S3, NFS) - This long-term storage tier ensures unlimited data retention can be achieved without the need for tape. This scale-out architecture keeps costs low and allows geographical separate for DR/compliance.
How has it helped my organization?
Speed of deployment - Setup takes 30 minutes then configuration is performed through a simple UI.
Automation - Create Local SLA domains and automate ongoing protection.
Cost reduction - Automation, scale-out architecture, central monitoring and BaaS/DRaaS in one solution all help to reduce TCO.
What needs improvement?
Since my last report we now have physical support for Linux and Windows. Hyper-V is coming very soon. We are confident by the end of 2017 that Rubrik won't have any gaps in their support matrix compared to their competition.
For how long have I used the solution?
Over 1 year. The solution is already excellent and is improving rapidly. Rubrik are eating up the competitors customer base.
What was my experience with deployment of the solution?
What do I think about the stability of the solution?
No. Reliability is very good with Rubrik mainly due to the serious investment in the core technology.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?
No. Add a brik and scale indefinitely. Scale-out to the cloud provides no fork lift upgrades and unlimited data retention.
How are customer service and technical support?
10/10. Never seen support like it. Technical Support
The best of the best. Rubrik's investment in quality staff really shows.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
Asigra. Old tech, dated code, poor with virtual environments. Zerto, great product for DR but only works on virtual and you can't keep history (journal) for long.
How was the initial setup?
What about the implementation team?
We are a 100% Rubrik centric partner. We provide BaaS and DRaaS for enterprises worldwide with Capex and Opex budgets.
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?
It converges backup and DR into one product so is good value for money. If you need to pay for this on a monthly model then this is achievable through Assured Data Protection.
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: RUBRIK MSP - Operating through channel and direct
Mar 28 2017