The rackable Backup solution
Raffaello Poltronieri | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 30, 2018

The rackable Backup solution

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Rubrik

The bricks are used all across our 2 DCs, either for customers' environments and for internal purposes. Rubrik gave us a touchable advantage over competitors offering backup services to our customers, mainly because of fast restore. Furthermore, the high automation freed up human resources from building policies per single VM.
  • Restore. It mounts directly HD
  • Management: automates all the process
  • Boarding: once racked, the system scans the whole environment listing all the available VMs to back up
  • It's a valuable service, so it's not cheap. I can't say that it's a weak point, but it could retain many users from adopting it directly
  • Increasing of service's request: old customers asked us backup service after they realized we were using Rubrik
  • New customers, came because of Rubrik, asked for new services
  • Old customers already using previous backup solution decided to leave the service since more expensive
  • Overall, ROI is positive
Rubrik is the only appliances built for this scope, software, and hardware, installable in minutes and ready in minutes too. Its management is a fraction of the time needed for the other 3 competitors, and restore speed wasn't even comparable. The limitation is the only virtual perimeter, and the important investment the solution requires.
The best scenario is a 3-points back up, where a customer backs up on premises with his own brick, paired to a provider's brick where it's replicated, and from here, archived on an S3 bucket. Less appropriate is a small business, due to the costs involved. But for these cases, providers come in help, and Rubrik created a specific program with a pay per use plan.

Rubrik Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Live recovery
10
Recovery verification
8
Business application protection
7
Multiple backup destinations
8
Incremental backup identification
7
Backup to the cloud
10
Deduplication and file compression
10
Snapshots
8
Flexible deployment
10
Management dashboard
10
Platform support
10
Retention options
8
Encryption
Not Rated