Rubrik Basics – Edge Deployment

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any basic how-to articles, but I’ve recently been doing some work with Rubrik Edge in the lab and thought I’d run through the basics. There’s a new document outlining the process on the articles page.

If you’re unfamiliar with Rubrik Edge, it’s Rubrik’s RO/BO solution in the form of a virtual appliance that comes in 5 and 10TB versions. The product page is here, and the datasheet can be found here. It runs on VMware vSphere, Nutanix AHV, and Microsoft Hyper-V, so it’s pretty handy in terms of supported hypervisor deployment options. The cool thing about Edge is that you can deploy on reasonably small amounts of hardware, which can be a fairly common scenario in edge deployments. You can also have 100 (I think) Edge appliances replicating data back to a Rubrik physical cluster. You can’t, however, use it as a target for replication.

In any case, I’ll be posting a few of these basics articles over the next few weeks to give readers a feel for how easy it is to get up and running with the platform.