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Lee Apps
Real User
Cloud Services Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jul 18 2018

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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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.
Sam Kemp
Real User
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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.
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Matthew Vallandingham
Real User
Systems Administrator at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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.
Frederic Lhoest
Real User
Senior Technology Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 02 2018

What is most valuable?

With Rubrik, there is backup window to manage. The system is able to determine when it is the best time to do backups. This is SLA-driven, and if it is not possible to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It improved the backup/restore process by a factor of a 1000. Now, we are sure what we have on our system is an exact image of what it was at the time of backup… more»

What needs improvement?

It needs to support more applications natively, like MySQL/MariaDB. Put more attention on the physical world. They already support it bit, but I would love to see endpoint… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Rubrik is not cheap. Hopefully, you can archive your data on cheap storage to keep the investment minimal.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

Do not be afraid to go with newcomers. Rubrik is a fast growing company, and there is a reason for it: They understand the business!

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Veeam was considered, but dismissed.
MShadow
User
Lead Storage Administrator with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 11 2018

What is most valuable?

The file search feature across all backups has been helpful. The surprising use has been mounting recent backups to create new servers rather than cloning servers in… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The time it takes to manage Rubrik across our entire multi-site environment takes considerably less time that it has taken in the past to manage a single location. With… more»

What needs improvement?

Troubleshooting failed backups is not what it should be. Once you gather logs, deciphering them without the help of support is usually almost impossible. However, support… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Within a couple of days of a proof of concept, you'll be convinced that what they have been telling you is true. The sales team was great in putting together a thorough… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used EMC Avamar for many years. Cost and support were key reasons for the switch.

What other advice do I have?

A proof of concept will answer all of your questions and sell itself.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The scope of our requirements limited the playing field. We did look at solutions like Veeam and Unitrends. However, we settled rather quickly with Rubrik.
User
User
Jul 11 2018

What is most valuable?

The Archive function, which allows you to archive data on the cloud or NFS Share. This allows us to use cheap space in the cloud to archive long-term data, and for… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are now able to perform fast backups and very quick restores. Now we have a tool to restore a virtual machine with Windows Server 2012 R2 from about 1 TB in around 2… more»

What needs improvement?

I think the product is perfect as it is. It does exactly what it is supposed to, backup and restore. One additional feature that would be nice in one of the next releases… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The product is not cheap, but you get really good value for your money. Setup costs are cheap because the product is easy to setup.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

Everyone who needs fast backup and quick restore should try it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes we tried Veeam, but we had the same problem with large Debian virtual machines. The performance was not really better.
Raffaello Poltronieri
Real User
Cloud Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Jul 11 2018

What is most valuable?

* Disk mount that lets a restore happen immediately, no need to re-hydrate. * A reduced infrastructure complexity and fast to rack and go.

How has it helped my organization?

* Time dedicated to backup was drastically reduced. * Reduced infrastructure complexity, and easy and fast to restore.

What needs improvement?

* Integration with video CD (coming in the next release) and a multi-tenant GUI. * Availability in a NFR format of virtual appliances to test them in public cloud… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Setup is immediate but pricing is not cheap. The best solution for a small company is to join a provider to backup in the cloud and/or locally with Rubrik Air (BaaS).

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Commvault and Acronis and we switched, the first because of complexity, the second because of unreliability.

What other advice do I have?

I'm completely enthusiastic about the product, and I advise it to everyone who needs a fast and easy solution.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at VEEAM (but was based only on a software solution) and Cohesity (similar but less performant).
Julio Lau-Cheng
User
Network Specialist, Information Technology with 501-1,000 employees
Jul 19 2018

What is most valuable?

The live mounting and compatibility of different operating systems is great. Rubrik can also serve as a secondary host for emergency recoveries. It is fast and efficient.

How has it helped my organization?

The product is simply easy to use, efficient, and its out-of-the-box configuration just works. The SLA policy set makes it easy to manage and forget about time conflicting… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to have a built-in index searching ability of files/system files within the Rubrik interface to determine if a file or item exists, rather than just… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The product is not cheap, but for good reason. It simply works and is very fast.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Avamar, and it was complicated.

What other advice do I have?

Give it a try and find out for yourself if it is for your environment.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We thought about Veeam.
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What is Rubrik?

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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