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Rubrik announced the release of version 2.0 of Rubrik Converged Data Management to deliver complete data protection and rich data services at a global scale.

The promise is to eliminate backup software by integrating data protection, instant recovery, and DevOps infrastructure into a single fabric.

The core is a asynchronous, deduplicated, masterless, SLA driven replication that can be deployed any way you like, many-to-one, many-to-many, one-to-one, uni-directionally or bi-directionally. Rubick Converged Data Management platform is fundamentally a distributed architecture that allows you to share nothing, but do everything—each node is a master of its domain.

The idea is move from de-coupled architecture typical in backup infrastructure with multiple tecnologies and supports:


To a converged (and appliance based) architecture:


But how is it possible replace backups with replicas? Replica is not a backup… unless you have multiple replicas in different point of time. And the advantage of replicas is that the data can be direct accessible! And add a disaster recovery plan is more easy with replicas.

The release of version 2.0 packs replication and disaster recovery into the same, scale-out fabric with several interesting features:

  • Unlimited, non-disruptive replication – Asynchronous, deduplicated, WAN efficient, multi-way, and master-master native replication with zero impact on production.
  • Integrated policy engine – Complete data protection, including off-site replication and cloud archival, by selecting desired RPOs and retention within a single integrated policy engine.
  • Disaster recovery with near-zero RTO and elastic RPO – Failover and failback with complete data management among multiple sites. Mount your data directly on Rubrik for instant off-site recovery.
  • Compliance-readiness with action-oriented reporting – Replication policy compliance, including notifications on areas to troubleshoot.

Those kind of replicas are snapshot based replicas: there is a (near) zero impact on your production systems as replication occurs since this isn’t array-based replication.

See also: Unlimited Replication with Rubrik 2.0. Or get the latest on Rubrik’s Unlimited Replication for Disaster Recovery:

Rubrik also extends its r300 Series by introducing the r348 Hybrid Cloud Appliance, which is optimized for larger environments or those requiring longer data retention. The r348 is a 2U unit with four x86 nodes that protects up to 300+ TB of data and comes pre-configured with Rubrik Converged Data Management. The r348 simplifies data management infrastructure by converging siloed, multi-tiered solutions into one single software fabric, while drastically reducing data center footprint by packing more density into each rack unit.


Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-20 and vExpert Pro. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-19. Nutanix NTC 2014-20. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.