New Rubrik r528 – Targeting Encrypted Backup Market
Converged Data Management 2.2
As mentioned above, Rubrik have also announced version 2.2 of their software platform which adds a bunch of new features.
- Enhanced Auto Protect and SLA Inheritance
- Enhanced Performance Based Throttling Detection
- Increased Scalability
- Cluster Policy Enhancements
- Proxy Connection Support
- NAT Support for Public Replication
- Enhanced UI and Management
The new enhancements in 2.2 are more tweaks than new features as you would expect in a point release however it shows that the Rubrik team are listening to their customers as many of the new enhancements where direct requests from existing clients such as the proxy and NAT support as well as the ability with the Cluster Policies to achieve more granular SLAs and set blackout windows and have the ability for a global pause of cluster activity for maintenance tasks.
In terms of scale, Rubrik are now claiming 40 nodes capable of backing up 10,000 VMs under vSphere 6.0 and quicker live mount performance which includes Storage vMotion of VMs to primary storage. They have also introduced better latency monitoring thresholds to avoid possible impact to production workloads.
Overall more good news from Rubrik and certainly an interesting play releasing a specific use case type of appliance in the r528. Looking forward to seeing them continue to improve and add features in the lead up to VMworld.