August 11, 2020


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Actifio sues Rubrik for patent infringement

Backup seller Actifio, frequently credited with popularizing the term copy facts management, has accused Rubrik of copying its suggestions.

Final week, Actifio submitted a lawsuit towards Rubrik claiming that Rubrik’s “Brik” appliances and Cloud Data Management software program infringes on 4 of Actifio’s patents. The 4 patents are:

  • U.S. Patent No. six,732,244, titled, “Prompt Digital Copy Method with Expedited Creation of Backup Dataset Inventory from Source Dataset Inventory”
  • U.S. Patent No. six,959,369, titled, “Technique, Method, and Program for Data Backup”
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,495,435, titled, “Method and Technique for Smart Database Backup” and
  • U.S. Patent No. ten,013,313, titled, “Built-in Database and Log Backup.”

Actifio would like Rubrik to stop earning and selling the infringing products and solutions and seeks monetary damages, but did not specify an total.

Actifio’s fundamental know-how system is its Digital Data Pipeline (VDP). VDP generates a virtualized golden copy of changes in generation facts, which then results in being the solitary facts supply for multiple use scenarios. This enhances performance because backup, catastrophe restoration (DR) and test/dev can all draw from this solitary facts supply instead of independent facts silos specific to each and every use situation. VDP also has constructed-in capabilities for handling facts everyday living cycle, deduplication and compression.

Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management combines backup and restoration, replication, analytics and search onto a solitary software program system. It can run on the cloud or on Rubrik’s “Brik” appliances. Comparable to Actifio VDP, Rubrik’s system is created to be a solitary facts supply for multiple use scenarios.

“Suppliers who are gradual to innovate frequently vacation resort to lawsuits to suppress product sales and innovation of industry leaders. We feel there is no merit to this complaint, and we intend to protect this lawsuit vigorously,” Rubrik president Dan Rogers explained in an e-mail assertion.

This is the 2nd time this yr that Rubrik was sued for patent infringement. In April, backup marketplace veteran Commvault submitted lawsuits towards Rubrik and Cohesity, alleging each businesses infringed on Commvault’s patents. The complaint towards Rubrik claimed Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management software program and “Brik” appliances infringed on 7 Commvault patents. Some of the know-how Rubrik is accused of lifting from Commvault include things like, “Method and method for executing an picture amount snapshot and for restoring partial quantity facts,” and “Method and method for storage operation access security.”

Cohesity responded to that lawsuit with a very similar assert to Rogers’ present assertion — that its accuser was making use of lawsuits to attack its competitor’s product sales.

“It is not uncommon for legacy sellers to try to disrupt the disruptors with frivolous lawsuits in an try to stifle innovation and product sales,” explained Lynn Lucas, main marketing officer at Cohesity in an e-mail assertion.

Data safety carries on to be a highly aggressive and dynamic industry, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance to investigate from Evaluator Group, facts safety is between the top 3 know-how investments that corporations are earning in response to the pandemic, along with security and cloud infrastructure. Trader curiosity also has not stopped, as DR seller Zerto obtained $fifty three million in extra funding in June and tape seller Quantum unveiled in its most up-to-date earnings get in touch with that it secured an extra $twenty million in liquidity from its loan providers.