Rubrik Previous Solutions

Matthew Gill
Senior Network System Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We replaced Avamar with Rubrik and it assumed the exact same role that Avamar had. I never got to use Avamar. It was decommissioned before I got to my current company. When I worked in higher education, because we didn't have a lot of money to buy solutions, a lot of it was open-source. So I was the support and I was the deployment and I was the debugger and I was the guy that had to code all the integration. It was hard for me to have a vision of, and architect, how we were going to use things. Back then, we needed to use something and I needed to make it happen. So in a lot of ways, Rubrik is my first big, differentiating factor in backup and restore software. It's not like we weren't able to do it at my previous organization, but this is a completely different realm. It's a totally different level with Rubrik. I'm not saying that Avamar wouldn't have been a similar feeling. But I hear what other people on the team who were using Avamar before are saying, and I get the feeling that Rubrik is leaps and bounds better in terms of validating that the backups actually happened and that they're there. View full review »
reviewer1195923
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were using Commvault and we switched because we needed to scale it. We decided to look at other solutions and Rubrik was a great change of pace. View full review »
Lee Apps
Cloud Services Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Avamar with Data Domain, which was expensive and hard to manage, and had poor product updates. View full review »
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Sam Kemp
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We used Veeam and switched because of ease of use and time savings. View full review »
Matthew Vallandingham
Systems Administrator at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We previously used EMC Avamar. The reason that we switched was cost, maintenance, and customer support. View full review »
Frederic Lhoest
Senior Technology Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We tried Veeam, which could be a valid alternative, except: * You still need storage (Rubrik provides a turnkey solution). * You need a Windows license (Rubrik is Linux-based). * You still need to manage jobs (Rubrik is SLA-based). View full review »
MShadow
Lead Storage Administrator with 501-1,000 employees
We used EMC Avamar for many years. Cost and support were key reasons for the switch. View full review »
reviewer863799
User
Yes, we used VMProtect but had problems with large Debian virtual machines under VMware. Sometimes the virtual machine got stuck with CPU at 100% after removing the snapshot. This solution has much better backup and restore times. View full review »
Raffaello Poltronieri
Cloud Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
We used Commvault and Acronis and we switched, the first because of complexity, the second because of unreliability. View full review »
Julio Lau-Cheng
Network Specialist, Information Technology with 501-1,000 employees
We used Avamar, and it was complicated. View full review »
Edward Poll
Head of IT Infrastructure at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
HPE Backup Servers, Dell EMC Data Domain, and Veeam. Whilst this solution was effective, it took considerable management to keep it all working. Rubrik's all-in-one approach removed all the complexity. View full review »
Jon Heese
Sr. Systems Engineer at a tech services company
Yes, we previously used a home-brewed solution that didn't have the scalability that we needed. View full review »
Burak Ustun, M.S.
Senior Engineer, System & Networking with 1,001-5,000 employees
I used to use Veeam. View full review »
reviewer815694
Paralegal at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
We used Backup Exec and Veeam. We made the switch as we found Backup Exec was slow, unreliable, and difficult to manage. Having two solutions was also not ideal, and Rubrik met our needs perfectly. View full review »
Mischa Donker
Cloud and Virtualisation Specialist at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
We used NetBackup in the past but it didn't fit with our new requirements. View full review »
Jeff Hassig
Systems Engineer
We used a combination of Veeam and Micro Focus Data Protector (was HPDP). The scalability of those two products was lacking, and it took a lot of man hours to babysit the products. View full review »
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