Orchestrate to Liberate Your Data With Rubrik

Let’s face it: backup and recovery, storage and archiving, the whole data management challenge. It’s never been the sexiest part of IT innovation.

But that might be because data management hasn’t been innovated in decades. Today, in the age of cloud, thousands of major enterprises still use 20th century backup technology. Even those who don’t are suffering with management complexity, the inability to scale quickly and cost-effectively, and lengthy RTO/RPO times that are all getting worse – rather than better – now that businesses are more eager to embrace the economics of cloud.

That’s all changing with new solutions from Rubrik that collapse automated backup, instant recovery, offsite replication and data archival into a simple, scale out appliance (‘Brik’) built for hybrid cloud.

It’s so easy to use that customers say even a child could manage it. Hardly surprising then, that investors have piled in with over $110m of funding for Rubrik and its unique technology developed by ex-Facebook and Google data architects. Hardly surprising it is experiencing unprecedented customer growth, and Gartner has recognised it as a ‘2016 Cool Vendor’.

In fact, the technology is so revolutionary that backup itself is on way to becoming cool for the first time ever. Say goodbye to the boring, admin-heavy angst of backup infrastructure processes – say hello to becoming a backup rockstar. Boom!

Here are three ways to prove it. Three ways to make your backup rock with Rubrik:

1) You can ‘unplug’ from the legacy of the past

Legacy backup systems are out of tune with today’s enterprise needs. Infrastructure and management complexities, unnecessary costs and limited scalability are all amplifying the problem. Just like the rock bands on MTV, Rubrik allows you to unplug from these disparate, archaic systems to deliver a better data management performance that you can fine-tune anyway you want. This is made possible by the immense simplicity and scale you can now enjoy from a single system, as well as the full global duplication of all data – searchable instantly with Google-like speed and predictability.

2) You can ‘remix and remaster’ your data management strategy to suit your needs

As cloud reaches a deafening crescendo in every business, the harmony of managing data across hybrid environments is lost in the noise of traditional backup infrastructure. Rubrik conquers that complexity, allowing IT leaders to remix their data management for the cloud and remastering it to the beats and rhythms of their business. Rubrik does this by combining the scale of the cloud with the control of on-premise, and accelerating and automating management processes further with point-and-click policy-driven SLAs.

3) You can treat data like a ‘playlist’ – just the way users expect

Who still carries a Walkman around with a bag full of CDs and cassettes? Nobody! Tapes and disks have had their day – this is the age of the digital download, where users expect to access data instantly, wherever it is and from wherever they are. Rubrik lets you treat data like a playlist and have it dance to your tune. This is because Rubrik was designed and built using web-scale, consumer technology principles. The result is near-instant data recovery. And installs no longer take months of effort of specialised professional services involvement – now it’s less than the time it takes to listen to an album.

It’s time to think differently about backup and data management, bringing it up to date without diluting the age-old principles of accuracy, speed, security and compliance.

Keep data simple yet authentically digital – does that sound good to you?

Latest Results VASTly Outperform Market

Global VAST strategy begins to deliver 60% year-on-year growth at Exclusive Group

LONDON, UK – September 9th, 2016 – Exclusive Group, the value-added services and technologies (VAST) group, today announced its latest set of financial results showing 60% year-on-year growth for the first six months of 2016, with total revenues of 575m€. The performance reflects the successful execution of the Group’s VAST strategy, strong returns on core vendor business achieved in all global territories, and the swift, effective integration of Exclusive Group’s Asia operations following the acquisition of regional cybersecurity VAD Transition Systems earlier this year. The half-year results are comparable to total income for the whole of 2014, keeping Exclusive Group on target to continue its legacy of doubling revenue every two years.

“The intention to have a more blended business through our VAST strategy is paying dividends, with each of our ancillary services businesses contributing to strong growth,” said Olivier Breittmayer, CEO of Exclusive Group. “These results also show how well-balanced the Group is globally, able to absorb fluctuations in regional geographies and economies with little impact on momentum. It is particularly pleasing to see our rapidly expanding BigTec business in the software-defined web-scale infrastructure marketplace returning triple-digit growth. This, allied to our strong cybersecurity-focused Exclusive Networks operations and a renewed focus on developing and expanding premium-based services, is having a positive impact on the overall integrated business.”

Other highlights:

• On a like-for-like basis, not including Asia, year-on-year growth was over 25% (464m€ H1 2016 revenue). The Asia integration is now complete and generating significant growth.

• There was substantial growth across core vendors, all outperforming their relative market sector performance. Professional services and support also saw increased growth.

• Datacentre transformation VAD, BigTec, continues to expand geographically, with the Pacific region the latest to open. As a whole, the BigTec business continues to return triple-digit growth.

• The integration and expansion of services businesses Exclusive Capital and ITEC Exclusive Global Services is positively impacting revenues through enlarged sales opportunities.

• Revenues were strong in Southern Europe (Spain, Portugal and Italy), with year-on-year growth of almost 40% making it akin to ‘pre-austerity’ macroeconomic conditions. Similarly, in France and Africa where improving market conditions helped the region return growth in excess of 30% growth.

• Over 90% year-on-year growth was achieved in the Nordic region, with Sweden and Finland the pick of the quartet. Key factors included a number of very large deals and the faultless execution of innovative go-to-market strategies around core vendors.

“We are more motivated than ever to extend our value-added model further, resisting the pressure to dilute our specialisms or tone-down our disruptive nature, and instead investing in our future with more innovative services and insight to benefit our vendor and reseller partners worldwide,” said Exclusive Group COO, Barrie Desmond. “These results are a direct consequence of our unique approach and mind-set – L’Esprit Exclusive – that we must continue to protect in spite of our expanding size. At its heart is a commitment to value – true value – and the execution of local knowledge and decision-making on a global scale. These strong six months have put us ahead of our plan and budget, but more hard work is needed to achieve our annual target and TWENTY-20 vision of doubling revenue every two years until the year 2020.”