Startup Rubrik Receives $10M Capital Infusion

By Gina Roos
Rubrik capital infusion

Startup Rubrik Receives Capital Infusion

Emerging from stealth mode, Rubrik Inc. has received $10 million in Series A funding, which the startup has earmarked for its new Converged Data Management platform, which the company said will eliminate the need for backup software. Rubrik—founded by key engineers from Google, Facebook, VMware and Data Domain—also announced its Early Access Program and strategy to sell its product 100 percent through the channel.

"For years IT has been forced to stitch together legacy pieces of infrastructure to manage data through the application lifecycle, from recovery to provisioning production replicas for DevOps," Bipul Sinha, Rubrik co-founder and CEO, said in a statement. "Today we are excited to announce the first act in our product journey. We have built a powerful time machine that delivers live data and seamless scale in a hybrid cloud environment. Businesses can now break the shackles of legacy and modernize their data infrastructure, unleashing significant cost savings and management efficiencies."

Rubrik's new approach to data management "offers live data access for recovery and application development by fusing enterprise data management with Web-scale IT, and eliminating backup software," said the company. The offering will change how companies address data management by eliminating backup software, as well as lowering total costs and shrinking data center footprint.

CompTIA CertMaster Adds New Network+ Exam

CompTIA has expanded its CertMaster learning portfolio with the new CompTIA Network+ exam (N10-006), a vendor-neutral certification for networking professionals. The training is focused on the configuration, management and troubleshooting of networks.

The course covers new content in the exam, including software defined networks (SDN), cloud and virtualization, physical and virtual network segmentation, wireless and mobile device management, support and security and digital forensics techniques.

WestconGroup Expands Cloud Portfolio

WestconGroup, a value-added global distributor, has announced its Comstor business practice has expanded its Cisco-powered cloud services offerings with the addition of QTS Realty Trust. The agreement provides North American resellers with QTS cloud services, specifically Cisco-powered infrastructure-as-a-service and FedRAMP-compliant cloud services solutions. QTS Enterprise Cloud and QTS Federal Cloud were launched in early 2014, and the QTS Federal Cloud achieved FedRAMP compliance in December 2014.

Arrow Adds StorMagic SvSAN

Arrow Electronics has inked a deal to distribute the StorMagic SvSAN virtual storage appliance to its solution providers in the United States and Canada. StorMagic is a provider of software-defined storage for virtual server environments. The StorMagic SvSAN solution targets small businesses or any enterprise remote location running critical applications on-site, without dedicated local IT resources.

Ramp Joins the Riverbed-Ready Tech Alliance Program

Ramp, a provider of next-generation video and search experiences for media, marketing and enterprises, has joined the Riverbed-Ready Technology Alliance program. The program framework enables partners to extend the Riverbed Application Performance Platform, while partners like Ramp leverage Riverbed's technologies and products to enhance their offerings to their customers. Partners have access to Riverbed open APIs and additional development tools to help with customization, integration and automation.

SageNet Leverages Nuvia to Deliver UCaaS

SageNet, a managed network solutions partner, is leveraging the Genband Nuvia platform to deliver unified communications as a service (UCaaS) to its large retail and enterprise customers. Nuvia's cloud-based solution provides SageNet customers with a full suite of business communications and collaboration tools. Capabilities include HD voice, video, multimedia messaging, mobility, conferencing, Web collaboration, desktop unified communications clients and fixed-mobile convergence.

Highstreet IT Solutions Partners With Asigra

Highstreet IT Solutions has partnered with Asigra, a cloud backup, recovery and restore software provider, to deliver data recovery services to midsize and large enterprises in key vertical markets, including financial services, health care, higher education and retail. Highstreet IT has standardized on Asigra Cloud Backup software as the platform for data recovery. The service provider offers consulting, technology integration and change-management services for Oracle, SAP and cloud solutions.

Avnet Releases Hadoop Solution

Avnet Embedded has released Avnet Enabled Hadoop, a turn-key package of hardware, integrated software and one-call maintenance and support service to simplify on-premises big data IT deployments. The offering combines enterprise-class servers, storage, network, OS and Hadoop software into an integrated, validated, optimized and tested package.

In addition, it provides a single point of contact for procurement, maintenance and support for the entire lifecycle of hardware, OS and software updates. IBM BigInsights is the first enterprise Hadoop software platform supported by the Avnet Enabled Hadoop solution.

Parallels Delivers White-Labeled Web Presence Services

Parallels has partnered with Yola to offer Web Business Builder. The partnership with Yola and its integrated technology partners Ecwid and SiteWit will allow Parallels' partners to sell an integrated set of Web presence services.

The Web Business Builder, powered by Yola, is integrated with Parallels Automation and Plesk, which partners can brand as their own. The solution offers SMBs a way to easily build Websites with built-in e-commerce (with inventory management, order tracking, integrated tax calculations and real-time shipping), search engine marketing (SEM) analytics and marketing tools.

SYNTASA Joins Cloudera Connect Partner Program

SYNTASA has joined the Cloudera Connect Partner Program and has certified its marketing analytics solution on Cloudera Enterprise 5. The SYNTASA analytic application addresses specific business challenges by delivering real-time behavioral patterns and segmentation. Together, the Cloudera platform with SYNTASA's real-time analytics offering provides an enterprise-level platform that can scale big data marketing analytics for a variety of data sets, including eCommerce first-party data, social media, geo-location and mobile device activity, purchase history, weather patterns and census information.

This article was originally published on 2015-03-25