The IT Press Tour: Rubrik, Big Switch Networks and Datrium

The first day of the press tour kicks off in California

Rubrik, Big Switch Networks and Datrium met with the press tour on its first day in Silicon Valley

Rubrik

Rubrik kicked off the press tour by introducing journalists to a new product and talking to them about the company at its office in Palo Alto.

Alta is Rubik's ninth product release and has a number of new features including database support for Oracle, SQL instant recovery and also supports CloudOn, which provides application mobility across data centre and cloud.

Having raised $180 million in Series D funding in April at a $1.3 billion valuation, for a total of $292 million, Rubrik plans to IPO "at some point", according to corporate marketing VP, John Koo.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

With 400 employees and offices in Europe and Asia, the company is looking to recruit a lot more engineers too, in order to keep up its pace of innovation.

The company has identified a market opportunity in copy data management, which includes data protection and recovery, archiving, replication, file systems, storage and more - meaning it's going up against giants such as Dell EMC and Veritas.

Big Switch Networks

After a short trip down the road to Santa Clara we arrived at the offices of Big Switch Network.

Big Switch provides two services; data centre switching through its Big Cloud Fabric, and data centre security and monitoring through Big Monitoring Fabric. The company also has a partnership with Dell EMC, which offers its software to customers.

CMO Gregg Holzrichter said: "Networking almost always used to be blamed if something went wrong in a data centre. What we are seeing today is a change in networking where we are able to make the management of those networks simplified."

Chief product officer Prashant Gandhi went on to explain how Big Switch Networks tries to make as many as 130 network switches appear as one, in order to make it easier to control them.

The firm claims to have doubled software subscriptions and customers in 2016 and now has customers in North America, APAC, and EMEA. It boasts of 10 customers who have transacted more than $1 million and has blue chip customers as well as providing services to the US government.

Datrium

Lastly, we visited Datrium over in Sunnyvale. Datrium is a cloud data management platform that uniquely allows for end-to-end data security. Craig Nunes, VP of marketing, said it would extend its capabilities into hybrid clouds at the beginning of next year.

Datrium raised $55 million in series C funding last December and introduced encryption and cloud data management earlier in 2017. Its customers include Stanford University, Siemens and Netmail, and all of its customers are from the US, though some are Canadian.

Brian Biles, CEO and co-founder, said that the firm may target Europe in 2018.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

Hugo Patterson, CTO and another co-founder, highlighted Datrium's Blanket Protection tool, which can encrypt data on the platform. It provides end-to end protection, full data reduction, simple and quick deployment and its high performance.

On Tuesday I will be meeting StrongBox, Avere Systems and E8 Storage. Follow me on Twitter to stay tuned with all the latest updates.

Picture: Bigstock

Featured Resources

The IT Pro guide to Windows 10 migration

Everything you need to know for a successful transition

Download now

Managing security risk and compliance in a challenging landscape

How key technology partners grow with your organisation

Download now

Software-defined storage for dummies

Control storage costs, eliminate storage bottlenecks and solve storage management challenges

Download now

6 best practices for escaping ransomware

A complete guide to tackling ransomware attacks

Download now
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/security/identity-and-access-management-iam/354289/44-million-microsoft-customers-found-using
identity and access management (IAM)

44 million Microsoft customers found using compromised passwords

6 Dec 2019
Visit/cloud/microsoft-azure/354230/microsoft-not-amazon-is-going-to-win-the-cloud-wars
Microsoft Azure

Microsoft, not Amazon, is going to win the cloud wars

30 Nov 2019
Visit/operating-systems/microsoft-windows/354297/this-exploit-could-give-users-free-windows-7-updates
Microsoft Windows

This exploit could give users free Windows 7 updates beyond 2020

9 Dec 2019
Visit/hardware/354237/five-signs-that-its-time-to-retire-it-kit
Sponsored

Five signs that it’s time to retire IT kit

29 Nov 2019