Rubrik Other Advice

Matthew Gill
Senior Network System Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
My advice would be in the form of a question. If you have the money to purchase Rubrik, the real question is do you want success? Do you want it to work? Because if you want it to work and you want it to be easy — I don't know if Rubrik has won awards for support and service, although I feel like they should have — if you want that support for the few times that you need it, then you go with Rubrik. It's a really good, seamless system. It's a no-brainer, sometimes. It just works. I met up with them at VMworld and I actually got to talk to one of the people who was writing the PowerShell modules that I was using for an automation piece that I was writing. I got to ask that person, developer-to-developer, why did you make this decision? I asked a couple of very in-depth questions, and I don't get to do that with a lot of other companies, the companies that are just a logo or just a payment box and a data center. I don't feel Rubrik is a payment box and a data center. It's more than that, it's bigger than that, and that's really good. There are communities out there for Rubrik and I can speak with other developers and other teams that have implemented Rubrik, and that's awesome. It's not a support portal and it's not a place where you go to air your grievances. You go there to have fun, you go there to learn. I don't know that I've ever used a product that's been quite like it. There are a couple of products that are similar. You definitely get a lot out of Pure Storage, which is very much the same thing, but that's storage, not backup and restore. The advice I would give is: It's not charity software, it's not "for-free" software. It does cost, but what you're buying is a solution that will actually work. It will carry whatever weight you want to give it. And you're also getting the team that helped make it great. We have not needed to use Rubrik's ransomware recovery yet. Thankfully we've been spared from having to utilize that component. But when I was at VMworld 2019 recently and I was watching a class on ransomware recovery, it was one of those things where thought, "Wow, I didn't even really know we had this." But we totally have this. We have Rubrik, and this is neat. I ended up talking to one of our SEs about it after the fact, and he said, "Yeah, well, you haven't needed it and hopefully you never will." I believe some of our application developer teams are using Rubrik. They might not realize they're using it though, because a lot of the integration we put in is to back up the machines that they do work on, but they don't realize that we're backing them up. That's kind of sneaky. We're devious like that. We try to protect our users even from themselves sometimes. For day-to-day maintenance there are only two or three people. I'm one of them, and I have another member on my team who is involved. We also have one of the database administrators who plays a big role in it. My passion, and where I fit perfectly in the team, is doing a lot of scripting. I'm a general-purpose solutions engineer with a focus in PowerShell, Active Directory, and Microsoft integration. I don't like typically giving tens, because that says there's no room for improvement. But functionally, it's a 9.99999, which rounds up to a ten. View full review »
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a great product. In terms of the biggest lesson I've learned from using, it's that the product can do a lot more than what it's designed to do in the web, but you need to know PowerShell a lot better. Do a quick PoC. They are great with PoCs and showing customers how well the features work. So I would suggest that people take advantage of that. We have about seven users of the system itself and they're all systems engineers. For deployment and maintenance of the solution we really just need one person, a systems engineer. View full review »
Sam Kemp
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
If you can afford this product, I fully recommend it. You will not look back. View full review »
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Matthew Vallandingham
Systems Administrator at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
If you are looking for a product that offers backups and DR capabilities, which is easy to use, look no further than Rubrik. I am very satisfied. View full review »
Frederic Lhoest
Senior Technology Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Do not be afraid to go with newcomers. Rubrik is a fast growing company, and there is a reason for it: They understand the business! View full review »
Lead Storage Administrator with 501-1,000 employees
A proof of concept will answer all of your questions and sell itself. View full review »
Everyone who needs fast backup and quick restore should try it. View full review »
Raffaello Poltronieri
Cloud Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
I'm completely enthusiastic about the product, and I advise it to everyone who needs a fast and easy solution. View full review »
Julio Lau-Cheng
Network Specialist, Information Technology with 501-1,000 employees
Give it a try and find out for yourself if it is for your environment. View full review »
Burak Ustun, M.S.
Senior Engineer, System & Networking with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is a great product. View full review »
Mischa Donker
Cloud and Virtualisation Specialist at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Have a look at the Rubrik API Playground to automate a lot of processes. View full review »
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