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2018-02-07T13:48:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Rubrik?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The product is not cheap, the pricing is pretty high. The product is good, but the price could be lower. I wish it would be lower so we could back in more stuff. I wouldn't say it's great value as far as price is related. We use the Evergreen Subscription Purchasing Program.

2021-08-30T20:41:00Z
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Top 20Real User

Rubrik is definitely a premium solution, but if you can afford it and put it in your budget, they're definitely the way to go. They're not the cheapest solution on the block and I don't think they would tell you that they are. You pay a premium for Rubrik, but you're getting a premium service that comes with immutable backups, instant recovery, and world-class support. It's well worth the investment into Rubrik. In the subscription, they have an appliance renewal program, and the maintenance is set up so that you know, upfront, what the potential increase is. They give you a range.

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

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. We did a trial of Polaris Radar, which is ransomware detection. We saw value there, but it didn't fit in our budget, at least for the fiscal year that we were working with it. I don't think Rubrik Go was an option when we initially purchased this solution.

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

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. We started to use Rubrik Go about a year ago. It is a bit of pity that we discovered that only two years ago, because Rubrik Go is the best solution for us because we are an OpEx company. This means that we are using leasing a lot. All our previous appliances have been leased with a third-party. If we knew that Rubric Go existed, we probably would have used it a long time ago because you are dealing with only one vendor, which is Rubrik. This brings two very important advantages: * As soon as there is a hardware refresh, you can benefit from that hardware refresh at no cost. It's already included. So, if I know that in a couple of months, there will be a new hardware released by Rubrik. What will happen next, they will provide us with the new hardware and send an engineer to migrate all the data from the old version. Then, they will take the old version back with them. This is great. I don't know another vendor who does this. * We have access to the Polaris framework because it is included. We have started to use Polaris because of the Rubrik Go initiative.

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

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.

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

We got grandfathered in the licensing terms. Their licensing is much more narrow now and you have to buy licenses for every cloud feature, but we got most of those things as a package. We got really good pricing because we're in the education sector and we were one of the first big organizations to start using Rubrik.

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

You get what you pay for. Rubrik was probably the most expensive solution but in the long run, it's justified by the value of the data that it protects. We were able to make a case that it's a good investment. They have a very straightforward pricing model.

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

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. The maintenance cost is low.

2021-01-18T21:19:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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. Going to subscription makes it more affordable because then the university does not have to find so much capital to spend upfront. Knowing that we are entering a deal for a number of years with fixed yearly payments allows me to manage budgets better.

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

Anyone who's using Rubrik or any solution is to do a POC, or a proof of concept, that is key. If you can do a proof of concept and you can put the device on your environment and test it, it would justify any costs that Rubrik will be asking for that product.

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

The cost of the solution is quite high. It's not cheap.

2020-07-28T06:50:12Z
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Real User

We pay yearly and it's based on the number of bricks. Each brick has a set cost, which I don't know off the top of my head. I don't handle the money side of things. We have not had any other cost from them since we did the initial purchase. The only other thing that I know you can even buy are some of the connectors to the cloud: cloud-on and cloud-out. But we're currently not using them.

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

Rubrik Go was not available when we initially acquired the solution; however, as we look to further investments in Rubrik, we plan on executing with their subscription model. Outside of extending into the SaaS platform with Office 365 and Cloud Native offerings, there have been no additional costs.

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

There are no additional costs to the standard licensing fees.

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

I remember hearing that we purchased a multi-year, contractual agreement. I don't know if we purchased the hardware outright or if it's a lease-to-own scenario.

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

It is a great value, but its cost is still high.

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

The product is not cheap, but for good reason. It simply works and is very fast.

2018-07-17T13:31:00Z
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MSP

If you are unsure, get a POC unit and see how easy backups can be to manage, and how easy restores are.

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

I can't speak for others, but look at what you require in your environment.

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

The cost was less than our previous provider, and this is a much better product.

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

Rubrik is an expensive product, more expensive than most. However, the larger the environment you have, the quicker you will see savings in man hours. We rarely have to touch our backup environment anymore as its so well designed, managed and automated.

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

Setup is immediate but pricing is not cheap. The best solution for a small company is to join a provider to backup in the cloud and/or locally with Rubrik Air (BaaS).

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

Within a couple of days of a proof of concept, you'll be convinced that what they have been telling you is true. The sales team was great in putting together a thorough cost comparison.

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

The product is not cheap, but you get really good value for your money. Setup costs are cheap because the product is easy to setup.

2018-06-25T16:05:00Z
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Vendor

Rubrik is not cheap. Hopefully, you can archive your data on cheap storage to keep the investment minimal.

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

Rubrik is at the pricier end of the market, but the setup and implementation are so simple that it just works.

2018-02-07T13:48:00Z
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