Cloud data management: An elegant solution

Stephen Alfieris, vice president and GM of Federal Government at Rubrik, a rapidly growing company that assists federal information professionals with cloud data management, speaks with John Gilroy on Federal Tech Talk. 

Head shot Stephen Alfieris
Stephen Alfieris, VP & GM, Rubrik

Many listeners may not have heard of Rubrik. It was founded in 2014, yet today it has a worldwide footprint. One of the key challenges faced by commercial systems professionals is making a partial transition to the cloud.

The challenges include interdependencies and efficiently backing up data that resides in multiple locations.

During the interview, Alfieris detailed the platform that Rubrik uses to assist in this endeavor. They create metadata that assists in organizing information.

That way, Alfieris said, you can have the option of what is called software-defined, converged backup solution for your data. The folks from Rubrik call it software-defined, location agnostic backup.

This solution for backup allows a federal IT professional to have confidence in moving data sets across clouds, Alfieris said.  Many are discovering discounted pricing for large could services may mask hidden charges and formatting difficulties in transferring data to new data centers.