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Networks Unlimited brings Rubrik’s award-winning remote Cloud backup to SA


JOHANNESBURG – July 11, 2017 – Networks Unlimited, an African value-added distributor of converged technology, data centre, networking, and security technology solutions, has announced the availability of Rubrik Edge.

Edge is an evolution of Rubrik’s award-winning Cloud-based data management platform – so remote offices can easily backup data locally, replicating it to central servers and archiving it securely to the Cloud.

With Edge, firms can now extend and automate the backup process. With anytime, anywhere access to the data, users can instantly access company information, wherever the data may reside, by searching a single, global index.

Anton Jacobsz, managing director at Networks Unlimited, notes that Rubrik is one of Silicon Valley’s hottest enterprise technology players. “They’ve managed to blend exceptional back-end solutions, with elegant and intuitive front-end interfaces – such as automation and predictive search features – to create a very easy-to-use experience.”

Rubrik’s core Cloud Data Management solution was named as a co-winner of the Gold Award for ‘Best of VMworld 2016’ in the Data Protection Category.

"Rubrik Edge eliminates the need for complex infrastructure – enabling a broad range of critical data management functions in a single software fabric, and across multiple Cloud environments,” comments Jacobsz.

These functions cover the entire spectrum of backup and recovery, disaster recovery, archiving and compliance, search and analytics, to copy data management.

Jacobsz adds that advanced solutions like Edge help local organisations to see the ‘bigger picture’ when it comes to data: “It’s no longer about merely backing up and being able to access information. It’s about organising, contextualising, and distributing insights to power better decision-making and spur collaboration among teams.”

“Data is truly the lifeblood that runs through the body of any organisation. Managing and deriving value from one’s data should be one of the biggest boardroom priorities,” he adds.

With this goal in mind, Rubrik Edge delivers six key benefits to CIOs looking to advance their data management in an increasingly Cloud-based, globally distributed world:

  • Automation: Users simply click to assign out-of-the-box data management policies to Virtual Machines and applications – selecting the backup frequency, retention duration, location and other data policies.
  • Unified console: With an intuitive, response Web interface (using HTML 5), users gain visibility into their Virtual Machines, databases, applications, snapshots, SLA policies, storage usage, ingest throughput, and more.
  • Compliance reports: Ensuring that local firms comply with data protection and governance laws by simply adjusting the policies to suit their region. Real-time alerts let one know when any issues arise.
  • Network and storage savings: Reduce transfer and storage costs by sending reduplicated data for replicating back to the central data centre.
  • Instant recovery: Users can immediately recall any virtual machines by mounting directly onto Rubrik.
  • Predictive search: Users get a ‘Google-like’ experience with predictive search capabilities that scan every file in one’s global databases.

Please contact Anton Jacobsz at Networks Unlimited for more information: anton.jacobsz@nu.co.za

About Networks Unlimited
Networks Unlimited is a value-added distributor, offering the best and latest solutions within the converged technology, data centre, networking, and security landscapes. The company distributes best-of-breed products, including Arbor Networks, Fortinet, F5, Mellanox, ProLabs, Rackmount, RSA, Rubrik, Silver Peak and Tintri. The product portfolio provides solutions from the edge to the data centre, and addresses key areas such as cloud networking and integration, WAN optimisation, application performance management, application delivery networking, Wi-Fi-, mobile- and networking security, load balancing, data centre in-a-box, and storage for virtual machines.

Since its formation in 1994, Networks Unlimited has continually adapted to today's progressively competitive and evolving marketplace, and has reaped the benefits by being a leading value-added distributor (VAD) within the Sub-Saharan Africa market. Networks Unlimited complies with the South African Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) guidelines as a Level 4 Contributor.

Networks Unlimited, Ingrid Mulaudzi, +27 (0) 11 202 8400, ingrid.mulaudzi@nu.co.za
icomm, Debbie Sielemann, +27 (0) 82 414 4633, debbie@pr.co.za, www.icomm-pr.co.za




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