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"Technical support has been very helpful when we have issues."

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"The most valuable feature is the Instant Recovery, where we can restore a VM or SQL database or any server or application, and have it up and running on their appliance within a few seconds.""The initial setup is easy.""Rubrik, when compared to Cohesity, Dell, and Veritas, was the best of the four.""I don't know if it is the best or the worst but it's very easy to install and very easy to balance. Sometimes that it's a problem because the installer of these data gets extremely scared because it's so easy. The product is easy to install, easy to balance, and easy to work with. Another really good point is the instant recovery.""In terms of usage, Rubrik has allowed us to retrieve data 80 to 90 percent faster than our previous technology.""Rubrik is a faster unit from a hardware perspective. Things, like Live Mount, mean we can bring services back straightaway, then have them transition back into the live storage in the background. Because we can use Live Mount to do instant restores, a restore is now a five-minute job. Then, the rest of it is done in the background, rather than doing something for an hour before you actually get the restore back.""The most valuable feature is the archive to cloud location and the automation around the PowerShell script. There are also reports and dashboards.""The solution is extremely stable. They've been phenomenal, especially for a young company."

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"The UI, the User Interface, needs to be improved. It's not as clean or modern as it could be."

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"They support Hyper-V and it works with our CloudOut, the cloud DR, but they seem to add features for VMware first and Hyper-V gets added second or sometimes several releases after the VMware feature comes out.""The reporting, in particular the customization of reports, needs to be improved.""In terms of what could be improved with Rubrik, we need to improve the backup for remote sites. The competitors are stronger in terms of their remote office back up. Rubrik needs to improve to be stronger for backup. This is the main thing.""The interface is still slightly clunky and has room for improvement. They do work with us whenever we mention anything that needs to be done or anything that we want. We find that bringing up the management interface is a little slow and not as intuitive as we would like, but it's been getting better as it evolves.""We would like to be able to do granular restores directly from Exchange. Also, more granular management of VM backups would help.""I would like to see Rubrik better integrate with Microsoft Active Directory. Instead of just backing up a full domain controller, I would like the solution to have Active Directory object knowledge so we can restore specific objects in Active Directory versus restoring the whole domain controller.""If there was something that we could get Rubrik to fix, it would be when our DBS takes snapshots of a server or the database, the replication doesn't kick off fast enough. They can't remote it to the peer site and manipulate it back up in order to move it over, take a copy of production, slap it over, and test it out. As I understand, they are working on it. Replication works. We also get spoiled by how good things are now. We get to a point where it is so easy but when something isn't instant gratification, it seems that everything else is so amazing, why isn't this right?""The licensing cost is quite high. That is something that needs to be worked out, because so many times it happens that the team does not have the budget or there are other issues at that time. Cost has become an important factor in deciding whether to continue with the Rubrik solution."

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  • "We do perpetual licensing... It was all based on the amount of storage we needed to use. We did a cost analysis compared to Tivoli and it was in line with other solutions."
  • "Originally, we bought the units on perpetual licenses. Now, we have switched to Rubrik Go. I think the Rubrik Go subscription is a better model, where it is based on your onsite environment and you consume what you use."
  • "Due to this effective, faster backup and recovery solution, we are now able to focus on other creative tasks to meet our entire pipeline. So, we have seen ROI in terms of the improvement of productivity in our team. We save around one million dollars a year."
  • "Rubrik was probably the most expensive solution but in the long run, it's justified by the value of the data that it protects."
  • "Rubrik is not the cheapest solution, but we've been happy with the time savings that we have seen. At least from what we have spent so far, we have been happy with the return on investment."
  • "The pricing and licensing of Rubrik is better than products that we've had in the past. It was quite a bit cheaper than Commvault and NetBackup."
  • "You need to understand what you're getting for the price. You are getting a backup solution, which is state of the art and works absolutely flawlessly. You are getting the storage needed to store your backups. You have all the sexy features that a modern backup solution can provide you, like deduplication, erasure coding, compression, fast execution time, secured data, and top-notch customer support. So, it might be expensive on paper. It's not free, but when you analyze what you are getting and the time you can spend on other stuff, then Rubrik is very cost-efficient."
  • "As a technical person, I don't have the details, but from what I have heard, it can be expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Technical support has been very helpful when we have issues.
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    We use the solution for free. The price couldn't be any lower for us. We have no complaints in that regard.
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    The usability of the solution could be much better. It's something the solution could improve upon. The UI, the User Interface, needs to be improved. It's not as clean or modern as it could be. Some… more »
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    Veeam Backup & Replication provides an easy-to-set-up solution to the issue of data storage and recovery. Setting it up is a relatively simple affair. For the most part it prompts you from screen to… more »
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    For us, Cohesity edged out Rubrik as the better solution. Rubrik was close, but because we have a lot (100+) remote sites with different capacity requirements, Cohesity edged out Rubrik during our… more »
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    The solution is extremely stable. They've been phenomenal, especially for a young company.
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    Overview

    Unified, scalable platform for application-consistent data protection and clone management. This software simplifies backup, restore, and clone lifecycle management with application-integrated workflows.

    Rubrik provides the industry's first Converged Data Management platform with the Rubrik r300 Series Hybrid Cloud Appliance, fusing enterprise-class data management with web-scale IT. Organizations use Rubrik to deliver live data access to recover from failures and accelerate application development. Our team has helped build products such as Google File System, Google Search, YouTube, Facebook Data Infrastructure, VMware Virtualization, Data Domain File System, and Amazon Infrastructure.

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    Sample Customers
    All for One Steeb AG, Accenture
    Driscoll's, Red Hawk Casino, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Wabash National, Chateau Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Galliker Transport & Logistics
    Top Industries
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    Pharma/Biotech Company17%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Healthcare Company17%
    Integrator8%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government7%
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    University13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Healthcare Company11%
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise97%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    NetApp SnapCenter is ranked 43rd in Backup and Recovery Software with 1 review while Rubrik is ranked 4th in Backup and Recovery Software with 33 reviews. NetApp SnapCenter is rated 8.0, while Rubrik is rated 9.2. The top reviewer of NetApp SnapCenter writes "Free to use with good stability and very good technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Rubrik writes "Easy to use with an intuitive web interface, helpful support, good performance, and saves us time". NetApp SnapCenter is most compared with Cohesity DataProtect, Veeam Backup & Replication, Commvault, Oracle Data Guard and IBM Spectrum Protect, whereas Rubrik is most compared with Veeam Backup & Replication, Cohesity DataProtect, Commvault, Dell EMC PowerProtect DD (Data Domain) and Zerto.

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