Rubrik - Don't Back up, Go Forward!
Toby Tapp | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 22, 2019

Rubrik - Don't Back up, Go Forward!

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Rubrik

We use Rubrik as our primary backup solution for physical, virtual and database backups at both our corporate headquarters and remote offices. We are a multi-industry company and use it across our organization. It gives us fast and reliable backups with easy integration into our VMware environment and archive capabilities to the cloud.
  • Virtual machine backups are extremely easy to setup. The recovery (instant mount) process is a better option than doing a traditional restore of a server.
  • SQL database backups and recovery are very nice. Our DBA's love the SQL DB mount option to quickly recover data.
  • The ability to change the retention on a pre-existing backup that is different than the current SLA is a feature that has not yet made it to Rubrik. This is one option I would like to see sooner than later.
  • Having to utilize Fileset backups in order to restore to an alternate server is a hassle. Basically you have to make two backups of the server if you want full protection. It will be nice with this function is built into VM level backups so you only need one backup.
  • The pricing was better than our existing solution and it comes with more features/functionality.
  • Archive to the cloud has saved us from purchasing additional on-prem storage.
Of the products we looked at Rubrik was the most polished and had the best features. The interface was easy to use and figure out. Rubrik can seamlessly integrate with the cloud. Reporting and analytics are very rich.
I have had nothing but great service from Rubrik's support. The support tunnel option is great as they can connect without the need for WebEx or JoinMe to work on your cluster. They are always willing to perform upgrades even though upgrading is super easy for the customer, but some would prefer support to do them.

Do you think Rubrik delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Rubrik's feature set?

Yes

Did Rubrik live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Rubrik go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Rubrik again?

Yes

Rubrik really shines if you have a virtual environment. Though Rubrik can backup physical servers the Mount and Instant Recovery options are only available for a virtual machine. Rubrik is also a great tool for utilizing the Cloud with easy integration into almost all major providers. The CloudOn capability is particularly cool. It can convert the virtual machine to the proper cloud format.

Rubrik Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Live recovery
10
Recovery verification
10
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