Rubrik Scalability

Matthew Gill
Senior Network System Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have a lot of Rubrik, a lot of "bricks". If we needed more, we'd just buy more. The horizontal scaling is really great. I don't think we need anything immediately. But I could definitely imagine a moment in the past — not that I know that this happened — where we had ten nodes instead of the 50-something nodes we now have at each site, and we needed more and we put in more. I could totally see it all just working. It would just all of a sudden get better. If we were ever pressed and at a point where we need something better, we needed more, I would imagine Rubrik would have a solution for us and it would work 100 percent. Whether that would be to PoC some new hardware and verify that it would actually improve our situation, or tweak a setting, or do a site survey to figure out what we're using and how to help, they would either get what we are using right now to work better, or they would figure out what we need to make it better moving forward. That's scalability in a lot of ways. That's technical scalability in being consistent and stable and being able to improve and evolve. And that's stability and scalability and not having to plan your business processes around what should be a no-brainer issue. It's something that shouldn't drive your business. It should allow your business to be driven in whatever direction it needs to go. It should be something that just works, and so far I've seen it just works. We have over 2,000 employees, and every one of those employees has some form of a computer and some have multiple: a laptop, or a laptop and a virtual machine, or just a virtual machine, or a laptop and two virtual machines. It's a big environment. We have hundreds of Windows Servers and about 100 Linux servers, if not more. We have pretty extensive Microsoft SQL environments which are either always-on clusters or a combination of always-on clusters and available clusters, and then we have some Oracle Databases as well. I don't remember the exact number of what we're currently supporting in Rubrik, but I know it is a lot. We've integrated it in such a way — and this is a fairly normal process, but it's great — that whenever we put a machine online, part of the workflow is to get it to back up into Rubrik. Whenever we decommission things, it's to remove those backups 90 days after we remove the physical or virtual server. We keep backups X number of months after we remove the machine, just in case, depending on what our data retention policy is. It's ingrained. We're invested. We made the jump. View full review »
reviewer1195923
Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability has been great as well. We have actually scaled up already. We got a few new bricks and it's been extremely easy to implement and manage. View full review »
Lee Apps
Cloud Services Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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Sam Kemp
Enterprise Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Matthew Vallandingham
Systems Administrator at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
No scalability issues. View full review »
Frederic Lhoest
Senior Technology Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
So far, so good. View full review »
MShadow
Lead Storage Administrator with 501-1,000 employees
The only issue we have run into is the sizing of the Virtual Edge devices. In retrospect, we sized incorrectly and ran into the limits of the virtual device. If we had setup a physical cluster, we would not have had any issues at all. View full review »
reviewer863799
User
No, if you need more space you can simply add a node. View full review »
Raffaello Poltronieri
Cloud Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
Not at all, it's built to be scalable. View full review »
Julio Lau-Cheng
Network Specialist, Information Technology with 501-1,000 employees
Edward Poll
Head of IT Infrastructure at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
No scalability issues. View full review »
Jon Heese
Sr. Systems Engineer at a tech services company
No, our biggest Rubrik cluster is 10 briks/20 nodes and we're still growing that pool. View full review »
Burak Ustun, M.S.
Senior Engineer, System & Networking with 1,001-5,000 employees
The solution is scalable to multiple petabytes. Since we do not have that much data, the one which we are using is enough. View full review »
Mischa Donker
Cloud and Virtualisation Specialist at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jeff Hassig
Systems Engineer
No issues with scalability. We have added two Briks to our environment with success. View full review »
Reviewer950
Domain Specialist infrastructure& platforms with 5,001-10,000 employees
This solution is scalable. View full review »
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