Rubrik Other Solutions Considered

Don Rhodes
Senior Systems Engineer at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Our project started off with eight vendors. We whittled it down and PoC'ed four of them and ultimately chose Rubrik. The ones we focused on were a Veeam/ExaGrid combo, and Cohesity was another one. We also looked at the newer product from ARCserve, their UDP product. * The main difference was simplicity. Rubrik was heads-and-shoulders above the rest of them in terms of ease of use. * There was also the installation of the system and the infrastructure to run the system. Rubrik was head-and-shoulders above the other three. * Performance-wise, in terms of raw numbers, Rubrik was not the highest performant one, but that's also due to the way they value the systems in production. They don't try to stun the workloads while they're trying to back them up. You can work with support and change that, but that really only comes into play on your first ingest. After that, they were as performant as some of the other ones and way better than some of them. * The last thing was that what they said they did — the features they had and what they said would happen — actually did happen. When we were evaluating the agent, or as Rubrik calls it, the backup service, theirs actually worked. One of their competitors' agents did not work and we were told that it was our fault that it didn't work, and for it to work we would have had to rebuild all of our Linux systems to meet their recommendations or specifications. That was a huge negative on their side, but a very big positive on the Rubrik side. View full review »
reviewer1195923
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at a few other solutions briefly, but once we did a PoC with Rubrik we decided to go with it. We found it to be a good product and fit what we needed it to do. We had other solutions in-house that could have done backups, so we didn't really need to do a lot of PoCs or testing. It was a pretty straightforward decision for us. The advantage of Rubrik is the ease of use and the extensive feature set it has. But it's the lack of some features, because the product is so simple to use, that is a drawback. View full review »
reviewer1202634
Senior Systems Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We looked at Veeam and Cohesity. With Veeam, it seemed like they were stitching solutions together to provide the single platform. Also for several reasons, we did not want to write our backups to the same storage array as our production system. These two factors quickly eliminated Veeam. Cohesity was positioning themselves not only as backup solution, but also as secondary storage offering. We quickly determined that Cohesity was not as intuitive or as simple in their backup approach, which eliminated them as one of the products we were considering. We felt it was the best strategic decision going forward to choose Rubrik since their engineers were solely focused on solving backup and their solution was the simplest and most intuitive to manage. View full review »
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GeorgePickersgill
IT Infrastructure Engineer at Shakespeare Martineau
Veeam was also a front-runner in there, but there are a lot of horror stories about Veeam and Exchange backups. That affected the decision. Other differences between Veeam and Rubrik include the level of reliability and support as well as third-party support available from the vendor. View full review »
Lee Apps
Cloud Services Manager at Tecala
Veeam, Avamar, and Cohesity. View full review »
Julio Lau-Cheng
Network Specialist, Information Technology at Mount Saint Mary University
We thought about Veeam. View full review »
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