Rubrik Pros and Cons

Rubrik Pros

Matthew Gill
Senior Network System Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The fact that the API is so available to us with the playground — there's an internal and public playground — is also valuable. We can write API calls — and although I'm sure there's a way we could hurt the data — we write those calls with a lot of certainty that we won't be destroying anything. We write these API calls using really easy mechanisms and generate automation a lot faster.
Also, the web interface is really great. The design, from a user-experience standpoint, is really straightforward and easy to use... they nailed it. Usually, from the very first panel, the dashboard that you land on after login, you've got most of your functionality right around where you need it to be. You've got your new items on the left, you've got your support on the top right. Nothing really seems out of place or just stuck in someplace.
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Don Rhodes
Senior Systems Engineer at a university with 501-1,000 employees
The archiving, off-of-box, is awesome. It lets you put your data where you want it and gives you the peace of mind of having more than one copy of it. And it's smart about the way that it does the archiving. It doesn't just copy one-for-one. It does all of its processing of the deduplication and compression before it sends it off to the archive, which helps with our cloud costs.
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reviewer1195923
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The Live Mount is one of the most valuable features Rubrik has. It gives me an opportunity to run DR testing. For any patching or DR testing that I need to do, I'm able to run it as if it were my production system but, in reality, it's just a copy of my production system.
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Grant Hendricks
Systems Architect at Cardtronics
The ease of use is the most valuable feature. It is a very simple system compared to just about any other back up technology. It is extremely easy to use and very versatile.
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reviewer1202634
Senior Systems Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution’s ransomware recovery, from a security perspective, is one of the biggest features of the product. We don't have to worry about the operational complexity of air-gapped backups and can rely more on the immutability approach. It is a highly valued feature in this solution.
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GeorgePickersgill
IT Infrastructure Engineer at Shakespeare Martineau
I would rate the solution's web interface at eight out of ten. It's just fantastic and intuitive. It's so easy to use. I've never done any formal training on Rubrik, but I was able to quickly come to grips with its capabilities.
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reviewer1117053
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
I don't know if it is the best or the worst but it's very easy to install and very easy to balance. Sometimes that it's a problem because the installer of these data gets extremely scared because it's so easy. The product is easy to install, easy to balance, and easy to work with. Another really good point is the instant recovery.
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reviewer1054101
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup is easy.
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Boomchi Kumar
Engagement Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The live mount reduces complexity.
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Rubrik Cons

Matthew Gill
Senior Network System Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have a personal want which might not necessarily make sense with Rubrik as a company or Rubrik as a software, but it'd be really nice if they could also handle things like item-level backups and restores of Active Directory objects and DNS and DCP objects.
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Don Rhodes
Senior Systems Engineer at a university with 501-1,000 employees
The deployment and configuration of the backup service is something that could be streamlined a little bit, particularly when you're trying to do a SQL workload. You have to install a backup service on the server. You only have to do it once and then you're done, but you have to do that on every server that you want to protect.
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reviewer1195923
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
[A] feature that the product can improve on is being able to restore Active Directory at a more granular level. For example, it would be good if we could restore actual memberships for users instead of the entire server.
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Grant Hendricks
Systems Architect at Cardtronics
They have what's called an organization which means different groups of access to Rubrik, but the alerting only goes to the admins. My suggestion to Rubrik is to make sure that the separate organizations or groups of users get the appropriate alerting.
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reviewer1202634
Senior Systems Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
There is room for improvement through a further extension of their Office 365 backup platform. In addition, it's still a bit cost-prohibitive to backup NAS. Those would be the two primary areas for improvement.
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GeorgePickersgill
IT Infrastructure Engineer at Shakespeare Martineau
We would like to be able to do granular restores directly from Exchange. Also, more granular management of VM backups would help.
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reviewer1117053
CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
The recovery of Oracle databases is too complicated. It is not something that helps the DBA, the Database Administrator, but it should be done by the backup person like many other solutions. Everything is ready for the DBA to recover the database. It is a way of doing things, but I don't think you should give the backup people the ability to do it.
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reviewer1054101
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution needs to be more secure and needs to better protect against ransomware.
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Boomchi Kumar
Engagement Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
User interface could be improved.
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Learn what your peers think about Rubrik. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2021.
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