To meet the high demand for data protection solutions in the MENA region.

Monday, 6th March 2017 - Dubai, UAE - StarLink, the region's trusted security-specialized "True" Value-Added-Distributor (VAD), has today announced it has expanded its solutions lifecycle portfolio by signing a distribution agreement with Rubrik, a converged data management company. StarLink will sell, install and support Rubrik’s products and solutions through its extensive network of Channel Partners to enterprise and government customers in the GCC and Egypt.

Rubrik provides the industry’s leading Cloud Data Management platform to accelerate how enterprises protect, manage, and secure data everywhere. Fortune 500 companies trust Rubrik’s single platform to deliver data protection, search and analytics, archiving and compliance, and copy data management to deliver instant data access, cut TCO in half, and slash daily management time down to minutes.

Nidal Othman, Managing Director, StarLink said, “StarLink continues to build a diverse portfolio for our partners, and with focus tremendously shifting to cloud-based solutions, having Rubrik onboard is very timely. Apart from being a world-class cloud data management platform that allows backup, recovery, replication and analytics, I am most excited about how Rubrik can prevent ransomware from being able to access and encrypt backup data and that Rubrik´s approach can provide much of the benefit of Isolated Recovery at a fraction of the cost.“

Roland Stritt, Director Channels, EMEA at Rubrik said, “We are thrilled to partner with StarLink and bring Rubrik to their huge channel network. With our new approach to cloud data management, data protection and archival, we have not only eliminated the complexity of legacy solutions, but also reduced our customers data center footprint and capex costs by up to 50%. We see increased demand for our solution in the region and look forward to StarLink’s expertise to help us meet this demand.”

About Rubrik

Rubrik has developed the world’s first Cloud Data Management platform for data protection, search, analytics, archival and copy data orchestration for hybrid cloud enterprises. Fortune 500 companies use Rubrik to manage data at scale while realizing data-driven services anytime, anywhere. Rubrik has been named Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2016. The company was also named The Channel Company’s exclusive 2015 CRN® Emerging Vendors List, CRN® Top 25 Disrupters of 2015, CRN® 10 Coolest Storage Startups of 2015, and Network World’s 2015 Hot Startups to Watch.