The last backup solution you will ever buy
December 28, 2022

The last backup solution you will ever buy

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

Modules Used

  • Rubrik Polaris
  • Enterprise Data Protection
  • Micorosft 365
  • Ransomware Monitioring & Investigation
  • Sensitive Data Monitoring
  • Threat Monitoring & Hunting
  • Data Security Command Center
  • Threat Containment

Overall Satisfaction with Rubrik

We don't have a complex need for our backups just a couple of SLA requirements based on departments for length of time for retention, a DR replication and Cloud archival to hold the extended data. We primary function off snapshots for our mainly virtual environment with some CIFS shares for unstructured data.
We decided on Rubrik since we needed a replacement system to bring us speed for restoration of backups, cloud tier options, and native snapshot backups for both VMware and Nutanix AHV VMs. Our final phase is to migrate our SQL backups to a more modern method to allow the system to manage the truncation and log replays to simplify restorations of SQL servers.
The immutability function and constant monitoring of our snapshots for irregularities makes Rubrik the right choice

Pros

  • Simplification of the backup process
  • Clutter free interfaces which makes
  • Security features requiring MFA for logins and two person immutability features
  • Full integration with Nutanix AHV storage to allow Live Mounting
  • M365 Integration to allow for separate SLAs for each component

Cons

  • Reporting and creation of custom Reports
  • Orchestrated Recovery is not available for Nutanix AHV yet
  • Threat Hunt Investigations in YARA rules are difficult to find documentation on how to write.
  • Data Protection All "Search Across Rubrik" doesn't encompass files/folder you have to specify the brick to search for that to restore.
  • Faster restores has freed up my time
  • Consolidated backups to one time and less bandwidth constraints
  • Implementation was pain free and quick to implement all features
Of all the tools Cohesity was the closest to Rubrik but the lack of Nutanix support was the deciding factor for us. HYCU is native to Nutanix but without the Nutanix Objects the deduping rate was limited. Veratas fell in the older school classification of process that did daily/weekly/monthly/yearlies and was great if we wanted to retain using tape archiving. Avamar and Networker were great tools and useful but constantly we were having support calls to fix compatibility issues between VMware and Dell, upgrades on either side sometimes would cause blackouts in data retention consistency .

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

The speed of restoring data and simplicity to kick that off is hands down the best. The intuitive nature of the system to recognize a missing VM and to auto flag it as a relic to reduce log clutter and distractions. I honestly don't look at it often due to the stability of the system.

Where its less suited would be the full feature set is only for VMware, with the recent approval from Nutanix as a partner there have been a lot of growth adding function for AHV VMs. Custom reporting doesn't seem to be as feature rich as other processes along with the YARA rules coding for threat hunting.

Rubrik Feature Ratings

Universal recovery
10
Instant recovery
9
Recovery verification
8
Business application protection
9
Multiple backup destinations
10
Incremental backup identification
10
Backup to the cloud
10
Deduplication and file compression
8
Snapshots
8
Flexible deployment
9
Management dashboard
9
Platform support
9
Retention options
10
Encryption
10

Customer Experience

The support is top notch both tech and sales team, the tools are simple
to use and yet still is feature rich. Security is top of the list, the
product is sold and reliable, easy to configure and intuitive to use.
I have used support and 90% of the calls have been solved with in hours.
I think the price is fair and reasonable, since sales are through vendors they are flexible with payment structure either pay it all now, yearly, split they were easy to work with .

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