Rubrik’s latest, Andes 5.1 brings new solutions for data classification, automated DR orchestration, and continuous data protection across Rubrik Cloud Data Management (RCDM) and Rubrik Polaris SaaS platform.
“It’s critical that today’s enterprises invest in data management solutions that offer data mobility and data governance across multi-cloud environments,” said Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC. “With the latest enhancements, Rubrik combines data protection and data governance with automation, classification, and insights, to extend their capabilities in multi-cloud data management. Polaris AppFlows and Sonar are designed by Rubrik to allow organizations to mobilize data and leverage the cloud to drive business continuity and IT resilience.”
Cloud Disaster Recovery
Polaris AppFlows would provide simple, natively integrated DR orchestration of failover/failback, testing, and application migration from data centers to Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud). Enterprises can use Rubrik to convert VM snapshots into Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) cloud instances on an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), delivering “RTOs of minutes.”
As applications run on AWS, Rubrik would provide cloud-native protection and automates failback while “minimizing egress costs.” By using a single solution that unifies backup, replication, DR orchestration, and cloud instantiation, enterprises can eliminate “multiple point solutions, management complexity, and unnecessary costs.”
Meeting Data Privacy Requirements
Polaris Sonar is a new SaaS application to discover, classify, and report on sensitive data across the enterprise environment with zero additional infrastructure required. Rubrik’s Sonar solution addresses the intensifying risk of data privacy breaches and compliance penalties. Rubrik applies machine learning to discover sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information (PII). This would allow enterprises to easily identify where certain types of data are located without impacting production environments. By leveraging a customer’s existing RCDM deployment and processes, Sonar would deliver simplicity and rapid time-to-value.
“Sonar assists with PCI-DSS compliance efforts without risking fines, dedicating multiple resources and freeing up our employees for outcome-based value-add work,” said Kevin Mortimer, Infrastructure Services Manager, University of Reading. “We can now automate sensitive data classification, such as credit card information, passport data, and other PII, to better understand our overall risk posture and assign data ownership. As a university, any compromise of student data can damage our students’ well-being and our organizations’ reputation.”
Minimizing Data Loss
Rubrik Andes 5.1 delivers natively integrated continuous data protection (CDP), providing “near-zero RPOs” for VMware environments as a seamless option in the SLA Domains by which customers define their data protection policies. By leveraging a journal-based approach, Rubrik offers a continuous stream of recovery points for enterprises to minimize data loss in a failure or ransomware attack. One-click within the SLA policy engine would enable continuous data protection for the most critical VMs, eliminating the complexity of installing and managing yet another point solution.
“We are excited to designate Rubrik’s natively integrated Continuous Data Protection (CDP) solution as a VMware Ready certified solution,” said Teri Bruns, Vice President, Global Partner Solutions, VMware. “Rubrik’s CDP utilizes vSphere APIs for I/O filtering and helps VMware customers minimize data loss across data centers and clouds by delivering Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) in seconds. Together, VMware and Rubrik help enterprises seamlessly operate within a multi-cloud, hybrid environment while reducing operational complexity.”
Managing Complex Cloud Environments
Rubrik Andes 5.1 would also introduce advancements targeted to the evolving needs of large, complex, and increasingly cloud-native environments. Customers with large-scale AWS Cloud and Microsoft Azure environments can unify their data management for multiple clouds and data centers under Rubrik’s SaaS-based Polaris GPS with a single console and set of SLA policies.
Customers using cloud for data archival can use Smart Data Tiering to Azure to store data at the lowest cost tier. Rubrik automatically configures tiering rules to organize data based on access frequency and retention period, allowing customers to optimize costs across multiple access tiers. Large-scale VMware vSphere environments can be managed with support for vSphere tags, storage policies, and resource pools.
Rubrik support for “enterprise-grade” user access features have been upgraded to add additional productivity and security. With SAML Single Sign-On support, organizations can leverage their enterprise security standards including multi-factor authentication. Finally, enterprises operating in heavily regulated industries, such as financial services and healthcare, can use Retention Locked SLA Domains to support WORM compliance for SEC Rule 17a-4(f) and FINRA Rule 4511(c) by preventing retention policies from being lowered or removed.