Tag: <span>cloud</span>

It’s snowing here on New Year’s Eve 2017 as I sit here in Northern Virginia, reflecting on the multitude of things that crammed themselves into the past 364 days. Turning the lens to Rubrik, I thought about all the features, enhancements and team members we added this year, and I wanted to take a moment to highlight my favorites. I think they’re pretty spectacular, while also being merely a few peaks that crested this year’s clouds.

#1: Cloud Cluster for AWS and Azure (BrikOS 3.2)

Rubrik Cloud Cluster was the culmination of a dream. It is the feature that truly transformed vision into reality. Rubrik’s tagline is “Cloud Data Management”, but to me, it felt shallow…nominal when that was limited to cloud archive (“CloudOut”) for long-term retention. Cloud Cluster changed everything.

It brought the same beautiful software stack to a highly flexible cloud platform (two, in fact: AWS and Azure), made protection of cloud-native applications possible, cloud mobility real, and terrestrial-free ascendance tangible.



This afternoon when I saw @scott_lowe‘s tweet about the attack on Code Spaces, I was shocked. The injustice, violation, and unrecoverable impact of the event hit hard.  That might seem odd, since I frankly didn’t know Code Spaces existed a moment earlier. But like anyone who doesn’t want to see work lost, especially on such a vast scale, I sympathized deeply with the customers who lost code and the Code Space operators who lost their livelihood. Someone burned their digital house to the ground.

After reading the account on www.codespaces.com, I began processing what it means to the cloud community. What should we learn about our dependence on Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)? Code Spaces thought they were safe with highly available cloud services, snapshots, and off-site backups…