Rubrik Primary Use Case

Matthew Gill
Senior Network System Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The primary use case for Rubrik is backup and restore and as an archival system. We use it for backup and restore for virtual machines, managed volumes that are mounted and which we use for snapshots from Rubrik to endpoint devices, NAS shares from our Isilon system, as well as SQL databases, Oracle Databases, and Windows and Linux. We may have some failover cluster Windows shares going to it. It's for backups and restores of pretty much everything. It works really well in concert with Pure Storage technology. We have a really large Pure Storage environment and they play really well together. The solution is on-prem and it's protecting environments that are on-premises exclusively at this point, although we have plans to push towards the cloud. Most of it is virtual but I'd be surprised if we didn't have at least half-a-dozen physical machines connected to it. View full review »
reviewer1195923
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use it to back up of all of our infrastructure and file servers. The environment we're protecting with Rubrik is 99 percent virtual. We back up file servers, databases — SQL. Most of them are virtual machines in vSphere. The deployment model is a hybrid where we have the solution on-prem, plus we back up to the cloud, on AWS. View full review »
Lee Apps
Cloud Services Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are an MSP and offer Rubrik as a backup service to customers on private and public cloud environments and internally managed environments. We run the solution against VMware and Hyper-V with minimal physical systems. Currently, there is no support for image-level backups on systems in Azure and AWS from Rubrik. Presently we use agent-level backups however this is not ideal for fast whole system recovery. The next version (4.2) has support for image backups, and this will be investigated for functionality when released. View full review »
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Sam Kemp
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are searching for a new backup product that reduces man hours and helps us automate more of the backup and recovery process for our MSP team. View full review »
Matthew Vallandingham
Systems Administrator at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use Rubrik for daily VM snapshots at local sites, but it is also used for replication in our DR sites because Rubrik has the ability to run a VM on its hardware in case of a failure. View full review »
Frederic Lhoest
Senior Technology Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We were operating more than 10 different backup products company-wide and none of them were doing the job correctly. While reviewing the market, I found Rubrik. They were small at the time, and have since acquired a lot of credibility. The first PoC was a real success. We decided to start with them at the end of 2017. We were amazed by the product's simplicity and performance. View full review »
MShadow
Lead Storage Administrator with 501-1,000 employees
We use Rubrik as a secondary recovery method for our Tier 1 applications and the primary recovery method for our Tier 2 and below applications. View full review »
reviewer863799
User
We use it to backup our virtual machines, specifically file-based backup and backup of our SQL Database. We also use it to archive data on NFS Share and the cloud. View full review »
Raffaello Poltronieri
Cloud Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
We use this solution for IaaS customer environment backup in cloud and for internal purposes. We're planning on offering a GUI to the customers so that they'll be able to restore by themselves. View full review »
Julio Lau-Cheng
Network Specialist, Information Technology with 501-1,000 employees
* Daily backups at different intervals * Audits * Live mounting of production servers * DR We are a 90 percent VM environment. We have a different OS environment, as well as databases. View full review »
Edward Poll
Head of IT Infrastructure at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Rubrik was purchased to replace our aging backup solution. Providing us an 'all-in-one' unit to manage backup, DR, and BC. View full review »
Burak Ustun, M.S.
Senior Engineer, System & Networking with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are doing a business with Rubrik. I am responsible for implementing the solution to our customers. Even though I am not trained for implementing, it is easy to use and easy to learn. We also get backups for our own environment. View full review »
reviewer815694
Paralegal at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
We use it for backup and recovery of VMware servers, physical Windows servers, SQL Databases, and Microsoft Exchange. View full review »
Mischa Donker
Cloud and Virtualisation Specialist at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
We use the Rubrik solution to back up our private cloud environment with hundreds of virtual machines. View full review »
Paul Lerner
Director of Technology at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
As a financial company, we are under stringent data compliance, availability, and integrity rules. We use Rubrik to enhance governance of data archiving, as well as the backup and restore production environment consisting of multiple converged systems. We are also looking into the feasibility of using Rubrik as part of the firm's BCDR efforts and enhancement of the development environment. View full review »
RobMoore
Systems Administrator at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Rubrik is being used at my organization for the backups of virtual and physical servers enterprise-wide. I no longer feel the need to babysit and monitor all of the backup jobs in the backup system. It simply works when it is supposed to, at all times. Live recovery is near instant and it handles all mounts through the appliance for rapid recovery. Spinning up test SQL servers from mounts are also great for our development team. View full review »
reviewer865374
Network Engineer at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
The primary use case is easy backup and recovery for multiple servers and workstations. It also backups NAS, SQL Servers, and Nutanix. View full review »
Frederic Lhoest
Senior Technology Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case is vCenter and Nutanix AHV backups. We are in an international environment which does not provide any backup window, so the SLA way of doing things is amazing. View full review »
Katelyn Eubanks
Information Security Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
The primary use for Rubrik in our environment is data backup and recovery. Also, Rubrik has a good interface which is simple to navigate and utilize. View full review »
Kevin Mortimer
Infrastructure Services Manager at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Replaces legacy tapes and disk backups which are unreliable, expensive, and space consuming. View full review »
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