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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 you… more»

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

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 as… 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 to… 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.

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.
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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… 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… 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»

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.
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»

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

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»
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 is… 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.

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… 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 already… 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)… 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… more»
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… 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… more»

What needs improvement?

Troubleshooting failed backups is not what it should be. Once you gather logs, deciphering them without the help of… 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… 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.
Anonymous User
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… 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… 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… 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… more»

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

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