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Rubrik pulls in $41 million in funding for cloud backup

Rubrik has raised $41 million in Series B funding and also unveiled more details behind its integrated backup appliance that does hybrid cloud backup, deduplication, compression and data management.

The Palo Alto, California company has raised a total of $51 million since it launched 15 months ago.

“Our goal is to invest heavily in sales and marketing,” said Bipul Sinha, Rubrik’s CEO and co-founder. “We (also) have a lot of projects planned to rapidly expand the platform.”

Rubrik’s r300 Series Hybrid Cloud appliance is a 2U device that contains up to four x86 nodes and includes the Rubrik Converged Data Management Platform (RCDM) to manage backup across on-premise data centers and public cloud storage.  It also is configured with Rubrik’s Cloud Scale File System.

The appliances come in two models. The 330 contains nine hard disk drives and three solid state drives (SSDs) and supports up to 200 virtual machines The 340 contains 12 hard disk drives and four SSDs and supports up to 300 virtual machines. Rubrik supports VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM hypervisors. It also supports Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The systems are designed for speedy data recovery and long-term data retention management in the public cloud. They include a Google-like search capability for predictive search results based on data stored in both a private and public cloud. Data is fully indexed for search. Rubrik also can be turned into a storage endpoint so data and storage can be provisioned to developers during research and development projects.

Rubrik has 40 employees with two thirds in engineering and the rest in sales and marketing. The company has an all-channel business model and it claims to have 20 customers in its early access program. The latest funding round was led by Greylock Partners with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and existing angel investors.

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