Simplicity, fast, reliable - a great product
Darryl Wilson | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 09, 2018

Simplicity, fast, reliable - a great product

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Rubrik

Rubrik is used across the whole University to backup all production services. Initially all data will be stored on-site within the Rubrik appliances, then a secondary copy will be sent to the cloud.

Our Rubrik system currently backs-up all our Windows Linux Operating Systems, which are physical, VMWare environment, and SQL Services. The Rubrik agent that is required to install locally on physical servers and SQL is very lightweight: the agent installation file size is only 14MB.

After the Rubrik appliances were racked and connected, it only took less than 2 hours to deploy Rubrik and also to configure the environment ready to start backing up data. The Rubrik appliances use Erasure Encoding for redundancy, and it also maintains itself, self heals, and optimises. Rubrik encrypts data at rest, in-flight and in archive. The Rubik interface does not require any fancy software installed or Java, it uses a standard browser that supports HTML. Rubrik fully supports APIs, there is a repository available for Rubrik customers to share their code.
  • Rapid Recovery of VMs and SQL services -- recover a second and have it up and running within 30 seconds.
  • Simplicity
  • Reduced TCO costs over a 5 year period
  • Reduction of maintenance - a previous backup system had several was installed on Windows Server which needed to be maintained and patched as well as the backup software. No tape library and no tapes.
  • Uses HTML5
  • Searching for data is an ease with Rubrik
  • Currently does not backup active directory objects
  • Due to the amount of maintaining less hardware and media for the previous backup system, we will see a positive TCO and ROI in the next 5 years.
1. Simple graphical user interface that can be accessed via a browser
2. Does not require JAVA
3. Rubrik appliances have their own Operating System, does not require to be installed on Windows or Linux Servers
4. Rapid restore of Virtual Machines and SQL databases
5. Simple search for servers and files
6. Encryption throughout
Contacting support has been a great experience, Rubrik upgraded our software remotely via a Support Tunnel which can be enabled within the HTML5 interface.

Rubrik Feature Ratings

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