Backup is the new cool with Rubrik
Updated March 07, 2021

Backup is the new cool with Rubrik

Kevin Mortimer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Rubrik

We’re using Rubrik to eradicate tapes from our environment backing up NAS, VMware, HyperV, and Nutanix. It’s a central IT service for all infrastructure provided to our business. It brings a rapid restore capability compared to tape which took days to get back and that’s just the tape let alone the restore process.
  • Instant recovery
  • Cloud out technology
  • Backs up everything we have needed to!
  • Ransomware detection
  • Immutable backups
  • Hyper scale
  • Some of the policy could be more fine grained
  • RBAC is not advanced
  • Better integration in AHV
  • Over 5 yrs will save us nearly 6 figures in cost
  • Ability to actually restore data in a timely manner
  • Staff spends time managing rather than swapping tapes
Levels of intelligence can’t compare - one is a legacy thought process; the other modern.
I have gone for over 0.5 fte to 0.1 max fte cost saving. Not only that our dba no have time to focus on tuning not backup validation
We have allowed other teams access to recover backups which means the whole process is slicker

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  • It’s perfect for hypervisor backups of VMs.
  • Limitations exist around lack of AD backup or bare metal.

Rubrik Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
Live 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

Using Rubrik

15 - Research, corporate applications
1 - You don’t need any my junior looks after it
  • Vm backups
  • Ransomware detection
  • Nas backup
  • Auto test recovery
  • Speed to restore
  • Automation of dr
  • M365 backup
It works and the vision is impressive

Evaluating Rubrik and Competitors

Yes - Netbackup - was legacy did not have full coverage, slow, ineffective
  • Product Features
  • Product Reputation
The vision of using cloud data
Base more around automation

Rubrik Implementation

Build you object count don’t do too much at once
Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled - Dbas never want to change
  • IPv6 to bootstrap

Configuring Rubrik

Just right the api allows you expand if needed
No - there is no facility to customize the interface
No - we have not done any custom code

Rubrik Support

Getting better still takes a while for new versions to get good coverage
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Did not need it
Yes - Yes workaround then next release covered it
We had a large nas backup failing they heard the issue, gave us an option and executed

Using Rubrik

You don’t need training
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Add objects to backup
  • Find backup data to recover
  • Manage SLAs
  • Build reports

Rubrik Reliability

Hyperconverged scamue you and out
Everything is slick

Integrating Rubrik

  • Active directory
Simple powershell
  • Nutanix files api
  • File import/export
  • API (e.g. SOAP or REST)

Relationship with Rubrik, Inc

They were not selling but partnering
Great support and SE

Upgrading Rubrik