Scottish government teams up with cloud data firm Rubrik

The partnership is to help the Scottish Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate remain security compliant


Cloud data management company Rubrik announced it has been hired by the Scottish Government to manage the Agriculture and Rural Economy (ARE) Directorate's mission-critical data.

In keeping with the Scottish Government's increasing use of data to help inform decision-making, this partnership with Rubrik will assist ARE to reliably remain security compliant by delivering scalable and centralized data management solutions to assist the Directorate with disaster recovery, backup and archival.

Based in Edinburgh, the ARE Directorate manages Scotland's rural economy, primarily through its interpretations of EU regulations that determine the subsidy claims for more than 20,000 farmers every year, managing the distribution of £750m ($972m) in subsidies every year.

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"Rubrik smashed our security requirements right out of the box, more than exceeding our expectations," commented Neill Smith, head of IT infrastructure at ARE. "With its comprehensive approach to security, Rubrik ensures our data is kept safe and we remain compliant.

"What's more, everything about Rubrik has been extremely straightforward. It has simplified our auditing process and we can now implement new requirements in the blink of an eye. In an industry with constantly evolving rules and regulations, this is paramount for us to meet compliance standards and avoid large fines," he added.

Rubrik director of Western Europe Martin Brown also commented on the selection: "We're proud to be protecting the Scottish Government's sensitive data as well as helping it on its way to a cloud-first approach.

"With Rubrik, this government organization now has peace of mind that its mission-critical data is being handled securely, allowing it to easily demonstrate security compliance in a highly regulated sector, and avoid the large fines for noncompliance," Brown commented.

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