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Backups with Kenny To

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Every software company backs up critical data sources. Backing up databases is a common procedure, whether a company is in the cloud or on-prem. Backing up virtual machine instances is less common.

Rubrik is a company that is known for building backup infrastructure for enterprises. Their main product is an appliance that sits on prem at an enterprise and stores snapshots of virtual machines running within the enterprise. If a virtual machine dies, Rubrik can quickly restore the VM snapshot. The appliance also backs up to the cloud.

Kenny To is a founding engineer at Rubrik, and he joins the show to discuss backups and how Rubrik is engineered. Enterprises that start backing up to the cloud through Rubrik start a path towards potentially more cloud services. For enterprises that have not been able to move to the cloud yet, this can be an appealing opportunity.

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