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What do you like most about Rubrik?

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What do you like most about Rubrik?

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41 Answers
Lead Storage and Backup Engineer at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Nov 2, 2022

The Live Mount feature is excellent; it's useful for the backup administrator and end user.

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Sr Systems Engineer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Jul 2, 2022

The web-based approach is the most valuable feature.

SAP Basis Consultant at Tata Consultancy
Real User
Top 20
Feb 16, 2022

This is a centralized tool where we are able to schedule backups and perform monitoring.

Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Jan 23, 2022

I value the options it has for storage tiering (i.e. whether it should be a flash, SSD, or pushed to the cloud) depending on the data provided.

Lead Support Engineer at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Dec 27, 2021

The most valuable feature is the archive to cloud location and the automation around the PowerShell script. There are also reports and dashboards.

Sales Datacenter at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 27, 2021

The management and ease of installation are the most valuable features.

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Systems Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Top 5Leaderboard
Dec 8, 2021

The solution is extremely stable. They've been phenomenal, especially for a young company.

Principal at a venture capital & private equity firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
Nov 18, 2021

What I like about Rubrik is that you can back up to the cloud. It is a different kind of backup where you're not archiving the tape. Rubrik is a physical appliance. It is a dedicated appliance to which you can back up, and you can also back up to another device. So, you can back up to Rubrik and then to another device. If you have more than one site, you can set up Rubrik on site A and also on site B. You can back up to the Rubrik on site A and then replicate that data to the Rubrik on site B.

Senior system Engineer at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Real User
Top 20
Nov 9, 2021

The feature that I found most valuable is Live Mount. You can either mount a virtual machine from a snapshot, or you can mount a volume from the snapshot. You can mount one disk to the server to retrieve data, or you can mount the whole VM, rename it, and use it as a test VM. If your VM gets corrupted, you just mount one from the snapshot, and you have your production VM's backup. So, Live Mount is definitely the best feature for me as an end-user.

Sr. Cloud Systems Engineer at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Aug 30, 2021

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.

Sr Storage Administrator at a insurance company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
Apr 7, 2021

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.

System Administrator at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Mar 14, 2021

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.

Software Administrator at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Feb 9, 2021

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.

Senior Technology Architect at PCCW
Real User
Jan 28, 2021

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.

Storage Administrator at a healthcare company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Jan 21, 2021

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.

Systems Engineer at Harvard University
Real User
Top 10
Jan 21, 2021

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.

Director of Technology at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
Real User
Jan 20, 2021

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.

Operations Analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland
Real User
Jan 18, 2021

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.

Head of Operations at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Jan 18, 2021

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.

Service Delivery Consultant at DXC Technology
Real User
Jan 17, 2021

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

Head of IT Infrastructure at Cranfield University
Real User
Jan 14, 2021

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.

Systems Architect at Cardtronics
Real User
Jul 29, 2020

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.

IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Jul 28, 2020

The initial setup is easy.

CTO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Jul 9, 2020

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.

Engagement Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Jun 14, 2020

The live mount reduces complexity.

IT Infrastructure Engineer at Shakespeare Martineau
Real User
Nov 7, 2019

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.

Senior Systems Manager at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Oct 7, 2019

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.

Senior Systems Engineer at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Oct 7, 2019

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.

Assistant Vice President at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Sep 26, 2019

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.

Senior Network System Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Sep 24, 2019

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.

Domain Specialist infrastructure& platforms at VodafoneZiggo
Real User
Nov 22, 2018

The tech support is extremely helpful.

Network Specialist, Information Technology at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Jul 17, 2018

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

Director of Technology at FNY Capital Management
Real User
Jul 13, 2018

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

Cloud Services Manager at Tecala Group
Jul 11, 2018

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

Cloud and Virtualisation Specialist at VodafoneZiggo
Real User
Jun 29, 2018

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

Systems Administrator at Churchill Downs
Real User
Jun 28, 2018

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.

Enterprise Architect at SH Data Technologies
Real User
Jun 26, 2018

Cut backup remediation to nearly nothing.

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Cloud Solutions Architect at Clouditalia Telecomunicazioni
Real User
Jun 26, 2018

Time dedicated to backup was drastically reduced.

Lead Storage Administrator at Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company
Jun 25, 2018

The file search feature across all backups has been helpful.

Senior Technology Architect at PCCW GLOBAL
Real User
Jun 21, 2018

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.

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Paralegal at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 7, 2018

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

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