Rubrik - Backups and Restores the easy way...
January 30, 2018

Rubrik - Backups and Restores the easy way...

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Rubrik

We did a 90 day POC with Rubik. We tested virtual machine backups from VMware, SQL agent and the physical Linux agent. We used it to backup test and production systems. We tested the recovery of while virtual machines, individual files and instant clones.
  • Virtual backup
  • Virtual recovery
  • Quick and easy management
  • Quick setup
  • Good data reduction
  • Color scheme is bland
  • Reports are few and limited
  • Not as intuitive as it could be
  • Physical Linux backup was not the best
  • Greatly reduces footprint of backup hardware
  • Reduces complexity of backup infrastructure
  • Easy to manage
I think it is a fine product, but in the end we choose Cohesity. I think Rubrik is very close to Cohesity and beats CommVault and Veeam for virtualized backups. If you need SAN based backup, then choose CommVault (its just so dang complex). If you are only backing up one site and replicating, Veeam is not bad (It gets expensive when adding dedupe storage and licensing both sides. Cohesity is my choice for easy, fast, secure, cloud aware and intuative backup/restores. Rubrik is just slightly second place to Cohesity.
It would work well for highly virtualized environments where security and ease-of-use is essential. For environments that have embraced the cloud as well as ones that just want to get their feet wet with cloud technology, it serves as a gateway for cloud archive and backup.

It is less appropriate for environments that require tape backup and have little virtualization.

Rubrik Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Instant recovery
Recovery verification
Business application protection
Multiple backup destinations
Incremental backup identification
Backup to the cloud
Deduplication and file compression
Flexible deployment
Management dashboard
Platform support
Retention options