Rubrik SLA-Based Policy Automation

How has the SLA-based policy automation affected your data protection operations? Please provide examples.

Matthew Gill
Senior Network System Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In terms of SLA-based policy automation, I don't know what they were doing before Rubrik. I have to imagine there was a similar SLA system. For me, personally, I had a very static, flat rate of four weeks and that was it. If I wanted to have a separate set of SLAs, a separate 15-day SLA or a separate 20-day SLA, I had to stand up a completely separate version of that system and point things to that. Instead of having multiple SLAs in the same system, I had multiple systems that were exactly one SLA, which is a big management headache. There's a lot of overhead to that. You have to have another machine to run it, you have another cluster to run it. I don't know if this is a normal thing in the industry or if it's just a thing that all of a sudden I've seen, but of course you would do it this way. Everyone should do it this way. For me, it was a really big eye-opener, being able to say for each resource, "You're going to be a 15-day at this time. That's every snapshot that you're going to have." It's continuous protection. It's really awesome that I get to work with a product that does that and does it well. I saw videos when I was learning about Rubrik. Other places have these features too, but they might not work as well. Frequently they don't. That's really one of the big selling points of the system.
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Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The SLA-based policy automation has made my life a lot easier because, on the administration side, they are way easier to manage. They're not as convoluted as other systems. Once I add a virtual machine to one of the SLA policies, it does its own thing and, at the end of the day, it's backing up stuff correctly. There's very little day-to-day maintenance that I have to do as an administrator.
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Senior Systems Engineer at Colgate University
The SLA-based policy has had a positive effect on our data protection operations. I'm going to be going even deeper into the automation part, to use some of the newer features that have just come out in this release. It's going to be great to be able to just tag a machine in Virtual Center and its backups will be taken care of. That will help our process in terms of protecting machines that need to be protected and it will remove a step that people don't necessarily remember to do.
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Senior Systems Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The SLA-based policy automation has definitely streamlined our data protection operations. We have moved away from backup windows and moved to letting the SLA policy actually determine when is the most efficient time to do backups. We apply the SLA based on business rules to certain artifacts or entities within our environment and let Rubrik run with it. It has been extremely efficient and has cut down on the operational overhead of managing backups.
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