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Nathan Monk
Real User
Managing Consultant at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Jul 24 2017

What is most valuable?

First, lets start with what is Rubrik? Rubrik Cloud Data Management is a single, software fabric that manages all... more»

How has it helped my organization?

There have been many changes to how our organization has been able to approach backup and recovery thanks to Rubrik. We... more»

What needs improvement?

We have put in a feature request against their physical agent. Currently, the physical server agent will only back up... more»

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

I would say that the biggest thing to keep in mind about the pricing, as it may be more expensive than other products... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We used many different products before going to Rubrik, including Tivoli and SnapManager, Nutanix Protection Domains,... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would highly recommend this product to ANY company who is concerned about their backup and recovery processes as well... more»
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... 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... 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... 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 solutions did we use previously?

Avamar with Data Domain, which was expensive and hard to manage, and had poor product updates.
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Brandon Mason
Real User
Director Data Center Operations at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 22 2017

What is most valuable?

It has a quick setup and then it is hands-off. It’s a backup product, and you want to set it up and forget about it.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

VM backups are common and there are a lot of vendors. The thing that sets Rubrik apart is the instant recovery feature.... more»

What needs improvement?

The reporting can be vague, especially when something is failing. AD integration is cumbersome. For highly compliant... more»

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

Understand what you really need to backup. Do you need a backup, or can you use storage snaps? Run their PoC trial. It... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We had other solutions before this one. We used Veeam and VMware backups. We left Veeam due to storage management.... more»

What other advice do I have?

Understand what you want to backup. Rubrik makes it very easy to go in and back up everything, but that might not be in... more»
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... 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... 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... 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... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

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.
Rob Mackle
Real User
Director and Co-Founder at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 28 2017

What is most valuable?

Global (Google Like) Search - This allows us to instantly search for servers and files whether they are hosted on the local Rubrik appliance,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Speed of deployment - Setup takes 30 minutes then configuration is performed through a simple UI. Automation - Create Local SLA domains and... more»

What needs improvement?

Since my last report we now have physical support for Linux and Windows. Hyper-V is coming very soon. We are confident by the end of 2017 that... more»

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

It converges backup and DR into one product so is good value for money. If you need to pay for this on a monthly model then this is achievable... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Asigra. Old tech, dated code, poor with virtual environments. Zerto, great product for DR but only works on virtual and you can't keep history... more»
Raffaello Poltronieri
Real User
Cloud Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Jan 22 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature of this product is fast recovery from the backup. Fast recovery is managed by attaching a... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The traditional backup solutions didn't allow us to give a prompt answer to customers who needed recovery. Plus, there... more»

What needs improvement?

Some of the areas that need improvement are the user GUI (multi-tenancy) and the promised Rubrik Edge solution, which... more»

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

Licensing is included in the HW. Pricing is adequate for CSP; however, it might be a bit too high for small companies.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Previously, we have used Commvault. It was a nice solution and also effective in deduplication. However, the license... more»

What other advice do I have?

If a fast recovery and scalability are critical points, then this is the best choice. It is important to note that it's... more»
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... 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... 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... 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 solutions did we use previously?

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... more»
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.... 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... more»

What needs improvement?

It needs to support more applications natively, like MySQL/MariaDB. Put more attention on the physical world. They... 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.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We tried Veeam, which could be a valid alternative, except: * You still need storage (Rubrik provides a turnkey... 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... more»
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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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