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Oct 07 2019
What is most valuable?The restore and backup agent is really great. It takes the load off of vSphere or vCenter or any of our ESXi hosts. It makes things just a dream to manage. The fact that the API is so available to us… more»
How has it helped my organization?I don't think that we have had an instance where we needed to recover en masse, like from a ransomware attack, but we have disaster recovery in production, and as part of our strategy we back up… more»
What needs improvement?I joke around, every time we meet our SE, and say they could use a dark theme for the user experience. Everything else has a dark theme now, so it'd be cool if it had a dark theme. But on the serious… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?I remember hearing that we purchased a multi-year, contractual agreement. I don't know if we purchased the hardware outright or if it's a lease-to-own scenario.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?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… more»
What other advice do I have?My advice would be in the form of a question. If you have the money to purchase Rubrik, the real question is do you want success? Do you want it to work? Because if you want it to work and you want it… more»
Nov 01 2019
What is most valuable?The database backups, where you can go to a point in time, are huge. The instant-on recovery is another huge bonus to the system. It lets you get a system back up and… more»
How has it helped my organization?The SLA-based policy has had a positive effect on our data protection operations. I'm going to be going even deeper into the automation part, to use some of the newer… more»
What needs improvement?There are some improvements that could be made to the web portal itself to make life easier. It comes down to the usability, to being able to use the system wherever you… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?We pay yearly and it's based on the number of bricks. Each brick has a set cost, which I don't know off the top of my head. I don't handle the money side of things. We… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?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… more»
What other advice do I have?Look at what your SQL database is. If you're doing the industry standard of dump and sweep, migrate off of that as fast as you can. Get to the point where you're doing the… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?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… more»
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Oct 08 2019
What is most valuable?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… more»
How has it helped my organization?The SLA-based policy automation has made my life a lot easier because, on the administration side, things are way easier to manage. They're not as convoluted as other… more»
What needs improvement?One of the great things that it offers us is simplicity, but at the same time, it would be great if it had a couple of different features that robust products might have… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?There are no additional costs to the standard licensing fees.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?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.
What other advice do I have?It's a great product. In terms of the biggest lesson I've learned from using, it's that the product can do a lot more than what it's designed to do in the web, but you… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?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… more»
Oct 29 2019
What is most valuable?It's hard to specify a feature that is most valuable. The overall architecture is where we find the most value. Having an API-centric approach has allowed us to utilize a… more»
How has it helped my organization?The SLA-based policy automation has streamlined our data protection operations. We have moved away from backup windows and moved to letting the SLA policy actually… more»
What needs improvement?At the time of this review, Rubrik is still missing several components to their Office 365 backup offering. These ideas have been voiced to Rubrik and their product… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Rubrik Go was not available when we initially acquired the solution; however, as we look to further investments in Rubrik, we plan on executing with their subscription… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?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… more»
What other advice do I have?The biggest lesson I've learned throughout our time using Rubrik is that the investment in simplicity, has proven to be extremely valuable.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?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… more»
Dec 01 2019
What is most valuable?The most valuable feature is the speedy restore. It helps in expediting RPOs and RTOs across our core applications. I would rate the solution's web interface at eight out of ten. It's just fantastic… more»
How has it helped my organization?The backups are a lot more reliable. That's the core headline. It's taken the onus off making sure that backups run and making sure that we're protected. It gives us time to work on other things… more»
What needs improvement?We would like to be able to do granular restores directly from Exchange. Also, more granular management of VM backups would help.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?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… more»
What other advice do I have?Depending on the size of your environment, I would say go for it. This is a very flexible and reliable product, but I don't know how it would do in a large, enterprise-size infrastructure. I can't… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?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… more»
Jul 18 2018
A Google-like file search, system scaling, and a frequent development cycle are some positives that this solution offers
What is most valuable?* Google-like file search * System scaling * Ease of use/upgrade/addition of capacity. * Frequent development cycle which is typically 3 months between feature releases. * Direct feedback to product… more»
How has it helped my organization?The legacy backup solution required large capital expenditure upfront and was not easy to scale, required a high degree of technical expertise to operate, and featured time-consuming upgrades which… more»
What needs improvement?* Global management of multiple systems is lacking, as is reporting across multiple installed units. This is presently a development item in the Polaris platform, however the current capabilities do… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?If you are unsure, get a POC unit and see how easy backups can be to manage, and how easy restores are.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Avamar with Data Domain, which was expensive and hard to manage, and had poor product updates.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Veeam, Avamar, and Cohesity.
Jul 11 2018
What is most valuable?Automation functions, image based backup, and the ability to instantly recover anything from files to databases. We have also implemented CloudOn which allows us to deploy… more»
How has it helped my organization?We used to primarily be a Veeam shop when it came to doing backups in our data center and I never thought I would look for another product. However, some issues started… more»
What needs improvement?I wish it had image-level backups available for Hyper-V 2012. I additionally would like for it to implement some of the functions that Veeam Cloud Connect has so that I… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?Rubrik is an expensive product, more expensive than most. However, the larger the environment you have, the quicker you will see savings in man hours. We rarely have to… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We used Veeam and switched because of ease of use and time savings.
What other advice do I have?If you can afford this product, I fully recommend it. You will not look back.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We did not look elsewhere because Veeam was already at the top of the list.
Jul 01 2018
What is most valuable?The user interface (UI) is great. It is very lightweight and intuitive. The Auto-Snapshot SLA feature and recovery time are amazing. It took seven seconds to have a server… more»
How has it helped my organization?It has greatly simplified our backup process. We create SLAs inside Rubrik, and it does the rest. For most VMs, there is not a Client to be installed. We also like the DR… more»
What needs improvement?There are so many things Rubrik has done right. They need to continue to listen to their customers and what they want/need, not just care about money and the bottom line… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The cost was less than our previous provider, and this is a much better product.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We previously used EMC Avamar. The reason that we switched was cost, maintenance, and customer support.
What other advice do I have?If you are looking for a product that offers backups and DR capabilities, which is easy to use, look no further than Rubrik. I am very satisfied.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?We looked into EMC's newest product, Veeam, and Cohesity.
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Rubrik provides the industry's first Converged Data Management platform with the Rubrik r300 Series Hybrid Cloud Appliance, fusing enterprise-class data management with web-scale IT. Organizations use Rubrik to deliver live data access to recover from failures and accelerate application development. Our team has helped build products such as Google File System, Google Search, YouTube, Facebook Data Infrastructure, VMware Virtualization, Data Domain File System, and Amazon Infrastructure.
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