Rubrik and Cloudian Accelerate Data Protection with Fast, S3-Compatible On-Prem Storage

Rubrik protects your data. Cloudian® is the ideal backup target for Rubrik. Cloudian disk-based storage provides an on-prem target for your backup data to accelerate RTO and RPO. Restoring a large data set from the cloud could take days. With Cloudian’s fast data access, it’s done in minutes.

If an offsite copy is required for DR, use Cloudian’s policy-based replication to AWS, Google, and Microsoft clouds. Cloudian connects directly to all three, with no middleware or additional software.

Cloudian is a simple, scalable, and cost-effective target for Rubik backup. At less cost than cloud, and with greater performance, Cloudian completes your Rubrik solution.


Managing data growth outside of the primary storage repository has become increasingly complex due to fast-growing storage capacity and legacy architecture. Data centers are strapped with outdated hardware and software solutions. The need for an affordable and effective approach to data protection has never been greater.


Rubrik eliminates the complexity of legacy enterprise backup and disaster recovery. It collapses backup software, catalog management, replication, and deduplicated storage into a single appliance that scales linearly. Deduplication and other data services scale in-line with the cluster to maximize efficiency and savings. It delivers near-zero recovery times without rehydration to primary systems and global file search for instant data access.

Rubrik and Cloudian data protection solution provides an on-prem backup target with optional replication to public cloud

Cloudian serves as an on-premises backup, replication, and archival target for Rubrik backup processes. If you wish to move data offsite, policy-based tiering to the public cloud provides a simple disaster recovery option.


Cloudian HyperStore® is scale-out storage that provides cost-effective capacity expansion for the Rubrik system. Available as an appliance or as software, Cloudian HyperStore is fully compatible with the cloud connector offered by Rubrik.


Rubrik allows IT to easily automate backup, replication, and archive to Cloudian HyperStore by using its policy-based engine. No additional software installation or plugins are needed to connect Rubrik with Cloudian. Rubrik sends deduplicated data to Cloudian, reducing storage costs. With Cloudian, enterprises can also leverage cloud storage as an additional resource tier or as a secondary offsite location for disaster recovery.


By combining Rubrik with Cloudian HyperStore storage policies, users can store data in geographically separated regions or data centers. HyperStore also provides the capability of assigning different storage policies on a per bucket basis. For data protection, data can be stored using either replication or erasure coding. Replication results in greater performance, but less storage capacity. Erasure code provides the most cost-effective way to store data because the data is stored in smaller chunks across the cluster. Cloudian HyperStore supports multiple compression algorithms that compress objects on the storage side to save space.


If target deduplication is desired, Cloudian offers optional software which can achieve backup data reduction ratios of 30:1 or more. The deduplication software runs on industry-standard servers. For archive or DR applications, the deduplication solution can be co-located with the backup servers, thus minimizing the traffic over the remote link.


Cloudian HyperStore is a fully S3 API compliant, multi-tenant, multi-data center hybrid cloud storage system. You can deploy HyperStore as software to be implemented atop your existing storage infrastructure, or as a fully integrated rack-ready appliance. Both deployment options deliver multi-data center storage with unlimited scale, optional data tiering to any S3 cloud, and support for all S3 ecosystem applications. HyperStore is designed for simplicity and durability for easy day-to-day operations.

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  • Data governance requires data to remain on-prem
  • Restore from cloud could take days
  • Cloud cost grows with larger data sets
  • On-prem S3-compatible backup target
  • Fast, local access to data
  • Cloud connectivity for offsite DR, if desired
  • Plug-and-play backup target
  • Proven in Rubrik environments
  • Industry’s most compatible S3 interface
  • Less than half the cost of public cloud
  • Exabyte-scalable storage
  • Scalable throughput (>18 TB/hr with 16 nodes)
  • Policy-based tiering to AWS, Google, Microsoft
  • Costs under $.01 per GB per month, including support
  • Target-based de-duplication (optional)

“Rubrik and Cloudian together offer a robust and simple solution that immediately saves cost by reducing complexity. With it, we can deliver greater value to our customers with highly-reliable and quickly scalable data protection.”

— Rob Mackle, Managing Director and Co-Founder at Assured DP.

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