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2018-02-07T13:48:00Z

What do you like most about Rubrik?

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What do you like most about Rubrik?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It has also saved us time managing backups. It's pretty stable. So it sends us a report if something goes wrong, then you get a report. You don't really need to manually monitor this software over time. If something happens, you'll get an error and you'll get an email notification and then address it. We found the product pretty stable if it's configured correctly. So it has reduced management time.

2021-08-30T20:41:00Z
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Real User

When it comes to saving time managing our backups, Rubrik has saved us a lot of time compared to what we were using. It feels like it has saved us lifetimes of time because the process used to be difficult. It's not just the day to time savings. When something goes wrong, that's where the real time savings comes into play. We are able to get back to where we need to be more confidently and with much fewer steps.

2021-04-07T18:04:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-03-14T18:42:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Live Mount is where we do the majority of our big recoveries, unless it is a file recovery. A file recovery takes a few minutes to restore to where the file in the event a file was accidentally deleted by a user, etc. There has been at least a 90 percent reduction in recovery time based on our previous solution, from the need to recover something to when it's actually recovered went from hours to minutes.

2021-02-09T18:14:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The main benefit is that we are secured in terms of workloads. We know that if we need to restore any VMs, or even any files inside a VM, that we will succeed 100 percent. This means that we don't need to spend much time administering the backup environment because we know it is self-healing and efficient. So, we are spending that time on something else, which is always a plus.

2021-01-28T16:35:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We do like the instant recovery... Now, we say, "Okay, give me 15 seconds and I can get this back up for you." And within that 15 seconds it's on and the only thing that we have to do afterwards is vMotion it off of the Rubrik storage back to where it should rest.

2021-01-21T09:45:00Z
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Top 5Real User

There is a live-restore feature, their Live Mount, and the way it works we can instantly recover a VM, a past backup, to be directly attached to our VMware environment. Rubrik will act as a disk for it. It's like an instant restore. Within a few minutes our VM is up and running. And then, if we want to restore it, we can just migrate it to our actual storage.

2021-01-21T01:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We have a great success rate for backups with Rubrik and because of the ease of automating tasks, we also run periodical restores to check the quality of the backups.

2021-01-20T02:07:00Z
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Real User

It has reduced our maintenance efforts. The amount of time and effort that would have gone in troubleshooting various issues related a data crash has been addressed by Rubrik. So, it has helped to improve our productivity. The data is being captured about our customers periodically that is secure and safe.

2021-01-18T21:19:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Not having to specify a time to run a backup with a fixed schedule is something that's really beneficial. In the past we had to schedule and try to manually stagger things over the window, to back up everything. Because Rubrik is SLA-based, you say, "Well, I need it to fit in this window here," and it just backs it up when it's most convenient for the Brik and for the third-party system. It looks at the CPU usage and says, "Okay, it's not as busy now. I know I've got time to take the backup." That's a real advantage.

2021-01-18T21:19:00Z
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Top 5Real User

In terms of usage, Rubrik has allowed us to retrieve data 80 to 90 percent faster than our previous technology.

2021-01-17T21:01:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2021-01-14T16:57:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The ease of use is the most valuable feature. It is a very simple system compared to just about any other back up technology. It is extremely easy to use and very versatile.

2020-07-29T07:45:00Z
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Real User

The initial setup is easy.

2020-07-28T06:50:12Z
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Top 5Reseller

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.

2020-07-09T06:28:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The live mount reduces complexity.

2020-06-14T08:03:05Z
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Real User

I would rate the solution's web interface at eight out of ten. It's just fantastic and intuitive. It's so easy to use. I've never done any formal training on Rubrik, but I was able to quickly come to grips with its capabilities.

2019-11-07T10:36:00Z
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Real User

The solution’s ransomware recovery, from a security perspective, is one of the biggest features of the product. We don't have to worry about the operational complexity of air-gapped backups and can rely more on the immutability approach. It is a highly valued feature in this solution.

2019-10-07T11:43:00Z
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Real User

The archiving, off-of-box, is awesome. It lets you put your data where you want it and gives you the peace of mind of having more than one copy of it. And it's smart about the way that it does the archiving. It doesn't just copy one-for-one. It does all of its processing of the deduplication and compression before it sends it off to the archive, which helps with our cloud costs.

2019-10-07T11:43:00Z
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Real User

The Live Mount is one of the most valuable features Rubrik has. It gives me an opportunity to run DR testing. For any patching or DR testing that I need to do, I'm able to run it as if it were my production system but, in reality, it's just a copy of my production system.

2019-09-26T04:12:00Z
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Real User

The fact that the API is so available to us with the playground — there's an internal and public playground — is also valuable. We can write API calls — and although I'm sure there's a way we could hurt the data — we write those calls with a lot of certainty that we won't be destroying anything. We write these API calls using really easy mechanisms and generate automation a lot faster.

2019-09-24T05:43:00Z
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Real User

The tech support is extremely helpful.

2018-11-22T10:29:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The live mounting and compatibility of different operating systems is great.

2018-07-17T13:31:00Z
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Real User

Rubrik has led to improvement by reducing the amount of failed backups, leading to a reduced workload in IT operations.

2018-07-13T16:13:00Z
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MSP

Features we have requested are typically added to the next product release.

2018-07-11T23:38:00Z
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Real User

Instant recovery of virtual machines allows for the restoration of services in minutes.

2018-06-29T06:16:00Z
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Real User

The Auto-Snapshot SLA feature and recovery time are amazing. It took seven seconds to have a server back up and running in production from a total failure.

2018-06-28T12:44:00Z
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Real User

Cut backup remediation to nearly nothing.

2018-06-26T17:36:00Z
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Real User

Time dedicated to backup was drastically reduced.

2018-06-26T08:05:00Z
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User

The file search feature across all backups has been helpful.

2018-06-25T18:28:00Z
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Vendor

The system is able to determine when it is the best time to do backups. This is SLA-driven, and if it is not possible to maintain this SLA, the system will tell you too.

2018-06-21T19:13:00Z
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User

Rubrik has brought all of our backups under a single pane of glass and made recovery extremely simple.

2018-02-07T13:48:00Z
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