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If your organization has a lot of archival data that it needs to be backed up for safekeeping, where it won't be touched except in a dire emergency, Amazon Glacier is perfect. In our case, we had a client that generates many TB of video and photo data at annual events and wanted to retain ALL of it, pre- and post- edit for potential use in a future museum. Using the Snowball device, we were able to move hundreds of TB of existing media data that was previously housed on multiple Thunderbolt drives, external RAIDs, etc, in an organized manner, to Amazon Glacier. Then, we were able to setup
on their production computers to continually backup any new media that they generated during their annual events.
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The speed of restoring data and simplicity to kick that off is hands down the best. The intuitive nature of the system to recognize a missing VM and to auto flag it as a relic to reduce log clutter and distractions. I honestly don't look at it often due to the stability of the system.
Where its less suited would be the full feature set is only for VMware, with the recent approval from Nutanix as a partner there have been a lot of growth adding function for AHV VMs. Custom reporting doesn't seem to be as feature rich as other processes along with the YARA rules coding for threat hunting.
Read full review Pros Cheap storage of backup data. Can be used as a part of the entire suite of tools from Amazon, without requiring you to leave the familiar stack. Read full review Validates all backups against ransomware during and after backups are performed. Is seamless in backing up data whether on prem or in the Cloud. Support engineers are extremely knowledgeable and useful in providing guidance. Integrates will with native Oracle and SQL backup processes. Read full review Cons Accessing data stored in Glacier is slow. That shouldn't be a surprise, but it is undesirable nonetheless. Retrieving a large amount of data can be expensive; Glacier's intended use is as an archive of rarely-accessed data. Some users regard Glacier with fear and uncertainty. Slow retrieval time and high retrieval cost are the greatest risks of using Glacier, and they are also the Glacier interaction that most users have the least experience with. Read full review Anything Rubrik is missing can be developed with their open API. It would be nicer if Rubrik had better networking options out of the box for machines being restored to a location other than their normal location. Better node reporting or performance, we have had a few nodes need to be rebooted. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I gave rating do to the following: The product works great with little time needed to manage to be sure that backups work. Customer is very helpful and respond quickly to resolve errors or answer product questions. The continued education that Rubrik continue to offer such as training, webinars, and blogs.
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It is difficult to delete the data as you have to wait for inventory and then bucket modification has to expire.
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Rubrik has a simple to use interface and day to day management is very simple yet it doesn't sacrifice flexibility. Expanding capacity as data grows is very easy and does not require downtime. Upgrading is simple and efficient. Setup and configuration are straight forward.
Read full review Reliability and Availability
Never goes down
Read full review Performance
I did not find any performance issues.
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Rubrik support is hands down some of the best product support we have. They know their product and are quick to assist. Submitting support cases is easier and they are very responsive. You don't have to use Rubrik support often but when you do they have your back.
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Very easy to take in and pass on.
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I've given 5 here as i have not done the Rubrik university stuff - just read their KB which is decent.
Read full review Implementation Rating
From experience the implementation was smooth and easy, like a simple plug and play format but would need coordination from your network team to be able to see the entire IT infrastructure.
Read full review Alternatives Considered
Since the rest of our infrastructure is in Amazon AWS, coding for sending data to Glacier just makes sense. The others are great as well, for their specific needs and uses, but having *another* third-party software to manage, be billed for, and learn/utilize can be costly in money and time.
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Rubrik has smaller footprint of hardware compared to the competition and ease of operations. The software is a bit more stable and allows the scaling of the infra in a much easier way and manage. The polaris tool / reporting module is very easy for management to look at the statistics and get the meat of the information from the overall operations
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the only downside with a hardware+software all in one solution is having to pay for more licensing if you need more disk space instead of just adding space. other than that it's great
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Very easy to add new 'briks' (or nodes as everyone else calls them :P) as long as the network is plugged in and configured, the briks will discuss among themselves and welcome the new comer into the cluster
Read full review Return on Investment Helped us meet compliance requirements while minimizing costs. Simple integration with almost no changes required to our existing S3 management policies. Read full review This solution was comparable in price to other solutions we examined and offered features not available from some other leading backup providers. This has increased the speed with which I can restore files and especially entire virtual machines (literally seconds to spin up a restore instead of often over an hour with Avamar) so less downtime for customers who need help. While (thankfully) we haven't had to use it, this also offers ransomware detection and protection. Single Sign-On integration allows us to use our existing 2FA to increase security. Read full review ScreenShots