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I think it's great for giving any/all users the ability to deploy servers for whatever they want. It's also great for scaling up/down large quantities of servers. It also has some pretty good plugins and "orchestration actions" that you can write for yourself. I don't think it would be best suited if you want to set and forget it. It needs some TLC, and the interface and initial setup [are] not the most user-friendly. So if you're planning on using it for some complex tasks, make sure you have someone dedicated to it, at least for the initial setup. And make sure you have monitoring on it.
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Rubrik is still a relatively new product when compared to other solutions which tackle total data protection. The feature set is quite broad but still needs some refinements. Most of the User Interface is quite straightforward and easy, but some areas are a bit lacking in a description of what the option is used for, or the option is missing. While making the user experience easy, many tunables aren’t present and require a Support Tunnel to be open for a Support person to make a change in the customer’s environment. Seems the first question Support always asks is if you can open a tunnel for them to remote in. Then you’re not able to monitor exactly what they’re doing.
Read full review Pros Create configuration with Microsoft endpoints. Support complex globally distributed multi-domains. Create and remove dynamic OU. Allows for static text in combination with dynamic content. Read full review Easy onboarding. We were able to make a connection to our M365 environment in less than 5 minutes, and backups were processing within just a couple minutes after that. Good customer service. From sales to post-implementation, the staff at Rubrik were helpful, professional, and focused on me. Set and forget. Outside of regular test restores, I don't have to worry about constantly trying to tweak settings within the Rubrik console to get it working better. It just works. Read full review Cons Support could be improved on a >tier 1 level Logging could be more descriptive/specific Stability of the actual server Read full review Reporting and creation of custom Reports Orchestrated Recovery is not available for Nutanix AHV yet Threat Hunt Investigations in YARA rules are difficult to find documentation on how to write. Data Protection All "Search Across Rubrik" doesn't encompass files/folder you have to specify the brick to search for that to restore. 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.
Read full review Usability
The GUI was successfully designed to be very easy to use and work through. It is a very logical work flow that is easy to navigate and just makes sense. That is part of the charm when in the moment of stress, you can still find your way around and accomplish the desired recovery.
Read full review Reliability and Availability
Rubrik's brik is designed with redundancy in mind, ensuring that if one node experiences issues, others can continue to provide backup and recovery services.
Read full review Performance
Yes. Even on VPN and poor occasional poor internet speeds we've had no 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.
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We selected SovLabs Microsoft Active Directory because is one of the best automation tools for Active Directory. The tool offers a lot of features that we use. Good support from the vendor and a good community. I strongly recommend SovLabs Microsoft Active Directory for automation. The tools does a great job.
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There is no comparison, Rubrik worked right out of the box and even has support for IBM DB2 databases. Patches and upgrades have been performed without any issues. Database backups are run using default settings without any noticeable impact on the databases/servers and complete as quickly or nearly as quickly as native backups. Cohesity on the other hand needed extensive, on-going, custom tuning via undocumented parameters just to keep it working, and every patch broke the solution which then required more parameter tuning. There were also issues with backup performance, we had balance impact of the backups on the database versus the amount of time it took to run the backups. We even reverted back to native backups for some of our larger databases because they just would not complete in Cohesity.
Read full review Contract Terms and Pricing Model
We are fine with the 1 year or 3 year support options that Rubrik has had. The support for the on-prem hardware has been great too. We've had them for quite a while (4+ years) and no end of support yet.
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Rubrik allows multi-site deployment and cloud integration. But we are currently only using Rubrik in one location with Archives in Cloud
Read full review Return on Investment We have invested countless man hours to troubleshooting and being support's QA. Most of our teams have saved an invaluable amount of time by being able to automate their deployments. After the initial time you spend [understanding] all the nuances, the configuring of groups, permissions, etc., does make administering it easier. Read full review Rubrik has eliminated all our other backup tools that we were trying to accomplish what they offer. Rubrik has made management of backups a non-issue. Recovery of systems and files takes seconds or minutes. We have a better strategy against ransomware. Read full review ScreenShots