The Cloudcast #318 - Evolution of Cloud Data Management
Oct 27, 2017
Aaron Delp & Brian Gracely
Brian talks with Kenneth Hui (@kenhuiny, Technical Marketing Engineer) and Andrew Miller (@andriven, Technical Marketing Manager) at @Rubrik about how Cloud Data Management is changing with the evolution of distributed systems and the use of the public cloud.
Topic 1 - Ken, welcome back to the show. Andrew, welcome to the show. Tell us a little bit about your backgrounds and what attracted you to go work for Rubrik?
Topic 2 - So in the last 12-14 months, Rubrik has taken $240M+ ($292M total) in VC funding and is adding 100s of people per quarter. I thought the days of VC investment in non-cloud infrastructure companies was over. What’s going on?
Topic 3 - Let’s talk about Rubrik’s core architecture and why it’s so different from what companies have used in the past?
Topic 4 - How much are people using the public cloud as a storage destination, and what has to happen differently to get data into the public cloud vs. what has to happen in a local data center?
Topic 5 - With Rubrik’s different architecture (software-centric, distributed processing, etc.), what new best-practices are starting to emerge?
Topic 6 - From what I can see, Rubrik is mostly focused on VM-centric environments. Any plans to get into container-centric environments?