Rubrik, a leader in Zero Trust Data Management, announced a strategic alliance with Microsoft that includes business development and co-engineering activities for the delivery of integrated Zero Trust data protection solutions built on Microsoft Azure. Ransomware attacks, which have risen 150%  annually, are a growing threat to customers. This work will protect them from these attacks. Microsoft Azure and Rubrik’s partnership will offer data protection services on Microsoft 365 and hybrid clouds.

Bipul Sinha, Co-founder, and CEO of Rubrik said, “As the pioneer of Zero Trust Data Management, Rubrik is helping the world’s leading organizations manage their data and recover from ransomware. Together with Microsoft, we are delivering tightly integrated data protection while accelerating and simplifying our customer’s journey to the cloud.”

With over 2,000 mutual customers and tens of petabytes of data stored under Azure management across six continents, Rubrik and Microsoft have established a long-standing partnership. Customers of both companies have grown and adapted their products across key verticals and industries, including technology, healthcare, financial services, legal, higher education, federal, state, and local governments, manufacturing, retail, and gaming.

Rubrik is addressing enterprise data challenges including ransomware recovery, data automation, and data migration. Rubrik and Microsoft have partnered to bring Zero Trust data protection to hybrid cloud environments spanning data center, edge, and cloud, including Microsoft 365.

The Rubrik data management platform was designed from the start for cloud computing. This collaboration ensures customers and partners are protected from malicious attacks, ransomware attacks, accidental deletions, and corruption of vital Microsoft 365 information. In addition, Rubrik provides additional support for Microsoft 365, including policy-based management and instant search and restore. Furthermore, Rubrik and Microsoft provide long-term archiving of Microsoft 365 data in order to comply with regulatory requirements.

Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Solutions, Microsoft, said, “Customers, across industries, are migrating to the cloud to drive business transformation and realize growth. End-to-end application and data management are critical to business success, and we believe that integrating Rubrik’s Zero Trust Data Management solutions with Microsoft Azure and Microsoft 365 will make it easy for customers to advance their Zero Trust journey and increase their digital resilience.”