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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 »
Don Rhodes
Senior Systems Engineer at a university with 501-1,000 employees
We had been using ARCserve for about 18 years before we switched. Sometimes it's referred to as CA ARCserve and sometimes just ARCserve. It went through a couple of different incarnations. It got spun off at one point, so it's a hit or miss as to what it's known as. We decided to switch because our system was way out of date, and in terms of performance, our backups were taking so long that we couldn't actually complete them. The restore time was abysmal. It took days to restore if we needed a large chunk of data. The maintenance of it, in terms of the human capital, was intense. As I said, I was using at least 50 percent of my time per week just trying to make sure that the backups completed, as much as they could, for that week. We were starting to run into the scale issue, where we couldn't back up our data and export it off to tape within any amount of time that was reasonable. We were also way out of space. One of the biggest management issues was that I had to keep moving stuff around. I had to arrange things such that, "That job has got to go over here because there's enough room for it. And this job has to go over here because there's enough room for that one." We did a project and we came across Rubrik and it was the best decision that we've made. 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 »
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reviewer1202634
Senior Systems Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Before Rubrik we used IBM Tivoli; however, we could never get Tivoli successfully tied into VMware. Tivoli's snapshot technology was a continual failure, and even with the support of IBM, we could not get it working without it causing infrastructure issues to our VMs. This left us in a state where we had no confidence in the ability of the product to actually execute backups or restores. View full review »
GeorgePickersgill
IT Infrastructure Engineer at Shakespeare Martineau
I have used many other solutions throughout the years. This one just seemed to be quite refreshing at the time. It seemed to be the most cost-effective with the best support options. We needed to protect our core applications and virtualized environment, which is what Rubrik did. View full review »
Lee Apps
Cloud Services Manager at Tecala
Avamar with Data Domain, which was expensive and hard to manage, and had poor product updates. View full review »
Sam Kemp
Enterprise Architect at SH Data Technologies
We used Veeam and switched because of ease of use and time savings. 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 Clouditalia Telecomunicazioni
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 at Mount Saint Mary University
We used Avamar, and it was complicated. View full review »
Mischa Donker
Cloud and Virtualisation Specialist at VodafoneZiggo
We used NetBackup in the past but it didn't fit with our new requirements. View full review »
reviewer1294989
Engagement Architect at a software R&D company with 501-1,000 employees
I have used Veritas in the past. We switched to Rubrik because the solution offered more. View full review »
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