Rubrik Updates Cloud Data Management Platform

Annual bookings run rate approaching $100 million, Mark Smith EVP global sales and business development
This is a Press Release edited by on 2017.02.17

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Rubrik, Inc. announced the version 3.1 of its Cloud Data Management platform, enabling enterprise customers to capitalize on the economy and agility of the cloud, while leveraging visual analytics and enhanced security to protect mission critical data.

"Our 7th product release expands Cloud Data Management to easily manage physical Windows Server, to deliver actionable insights from data visualization of the entire data management platform, and to secure data at-rest on Rubrik appliances with software-based encryption," said Bipul Sinha, co-founder and CEO, Rubrik. "Rubrik continues to rapidly innovate, helping enterprises provide on-demand data services, increase efficiency, and effectively utilize the Cloud. In 2016, we grew our enterprise customer base by 7x, and saw significant repeat business from customers expanding their Rubrik deployments into mission critical workloads."

Modernizing data management and protection
This update of company's Cloud Data Management platform expands its enterprise capabilities including:

  • Physical Windows Server – The company continues to rapidly expand support for the platforms enterprises rely on most. For physical Windows Servers, customers can leverage policy-driven, incremental forever data management, while providing global predictive search for instant access to file versions across clouds. This adds to previously released support for physical environments including SQL databases, Linux, and NAS.

  • Envision - Firm's Envision delivers instant, actionable insights enabling customers to manage data at cloud scale. Customers can create, customize, and share rich reports for platform analytics around data management, compliance, and capacity utilization.

  • End-to-end software encryption - Company bolsters its security capabilities by adding software-based encryption for Rubrik appliances. This update adds to the previously released hardware-based encryption. Enterprises can secure both data and management planes via data encryption (hardware and software-based) and role-based access control.

With this release, the firm adds to its support for numerous physical and virtual environments, including: VMware, NAS, physical SQL databases, physical Windows Server, Remote Offices and Branch Offices, and enhanced security environments, among others.

Defining market leadership
Marking its third year since founding, the company has established the market for Cloud Data Management, a solution that supersedes traditional data protection with capabilities to recover, manage, and secure data across public and private clouds. In just three years, the firm has achieved the following:

  • Growing to 250+ employees across five continents;

  • Approaching $100 million annual bookings run rate, with 7x customer growth in 2016;

  • Signing 220+ channel partners;

  • Releasing seven major product releases, supporting 14 different physical, virtual and cloud platforms.

MARKThe company also announced the hiring of Mark Smith as EVP, global sales and business development. He was previously a SVP, WW sales and business development, Arista Networks, where he led the growth in revenues from $180 million to over $1 bilion in four years. He brings 25+ years of experience in infrastructure sales, business development and channel expertise.

Shaun Dudley, director, global platforms and data management services, Willis Towers Watson, said: "Rubrik is a refreshing arrival to the crowded enterprise backup scene. The combination of hyper-scale inspired architecture, operational simplicity, backed by experienced leadership and a highly competent development team have all culminated into a truly remarkable product. The operational simplicity of Rubrik was clearly evident as we scaled the product from several hundred VMs to several thousand VMs without a correlative increase in complexity. Rubrik further differentiated itself with the ability to act in the capacity of a tier-2 storage system for the duration of a mass recovery of VMs, the instant file search capability and a native API set. In short, the features and performance of Rubrik coupled with the operational simplicity justified our deviation from a historical single vendor preference."

Evans Vogas, analyst, network operations, Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg LLP, said: "Rubrik has brought the fun and reliability back to backup. We've standardized on Rubrik Cloud Data Management to provide backup, DR, archival, test/dev for our main and branch offices. It's allowed us to leverage public cloud cost-effectively and ensure that cloud data is always instantly accessible."

Juan Ramirez, VP, technology, Tampa Bay Rays, said: "Rubrik gave us what we were looking for from Day 1. With Rubrik, we know that we can handle time-sensitive requests, such as accessing a specific database needed for the next game. We no longer worry about restores. This makes a huge difference in our day-to- day operations."