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Highlights from SUSECON 2017

Fall event season is in full swing, and the Trilio team just returned from SUSECON 2017. This annual partner conference is one of our favorites to attend, especially this year. The team spent almost a week exhibiting, networking with fellow SUSE partners, and attending the content-rich keynotes and sessions in Prague. On day one, Michael Miller, SUSE President of Strategy, Alliances and Marketing, kicked off the conference by exploring what it really means to be…
David Safaii
October 20, 2017
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Modify Your Backup/Recovery Plan to Improve Data Management and Reduce Costs

One of my favorite things to talk about with clients, prospects and others in the industry is the importance of having a well-thought out backup and recovery plan for businesses. It’s just as likely for me to chat with friends and family at the holidays, and at summer BBQs about this topic. Beyond the cost savings of optimized processes, the rash outbreak of ransomware and data corruption has stimulated lots of discussions. That’s why, when…
David Safaii
July 7, 2017
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Interview with Michael Miller, President of Strategy, Alliances & Marketing for Open Source Software Pioneer, SUSE

Welcome to Trilio’s Q&A series, where a member of our executive team interviews a senior executive with a key partner, customer or industry analyst firm. We want to get their thoughts on the state of OpenStack, virtualization, cloud, data protection, or business assurance and continuity. SUSE is a pioneer in open source software, providing reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. Earlier this year, SUSE completed the…
David Safaii
April 10, 2017
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Are You Testing Your Backups for Recoverability?

Did you know that March 31st is World Backup Day? The day was created as a public awareness effort to encourage consumers to backup the important digital data in their lives. While it is safe to say that IT people don’t need a holiday to remind them of the critical importance of data backup, that doesn't mean that they are doing everything right. A recent survey from disk imaging solution specialist Macrium Software found that…
David Safaii
March 28, 2017
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Is your Business Prepared for a Cloud Outage?

Nobody ever expects the unexpected, in life or in business. But just because you don’t expect the unexpected to happen, that does not mean that you shouldn’t prepare for it. When you are talking about data storage, backup, and recovery, preparation is mission critical. (Side note: don’t get me started on the importance of testing your backups for recoverability. That is a topic for another post!) The recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage is a…
David Safaii
March 6, 2017
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Highlights from OpenStack Summit Barcelona

The Trilio team recently attended the OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, where we had the opportunity to meet with innovators and leaders from around the globe and explore the future of cloud computing. While the Barcelona Summit was smaller in attendance than Openstack’s Summit held in Austin earlier this year, the content shared was much richer, as was the dialogue that took place throughout the week. Following are some of the key takeaways from the team.…
David Safaii
November 16, 2016
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Q&A with Talligent, the Leader in Cost and Capacity Management Solutions for OpenStack

Welcome to Trilio's Q&A series, where a member of our executive team interviews a senior executive with a key partner, customer or industry analyst firm. We want to get their thoughts on the state of Big Data, OpenStack, virtualization, data protection, or business assurance and continuity. Earlier this year, Trilio partnered with Talligent to provide joint customers with data protection and advanced cloud management. I recently chatted with Talligent’s CEO, Sanjay Mishra.David: Can you please talk about…
David Safaii
October 13, 2016
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OpenStack Summit Austin 2016 Key Takeaways

Now that our team has returned from Austin and had a chance to think about everything we heard, saw, and experienced at the OpenStack Summit in Austin, we’ve pulled together our key takeaways from the conference. Before we share our thoughts, though, there’s some interesting information to be gleaned from the attendee metrics from the show. According to the conference organizers, more than 7,800 people attended the OpenStack Summit as a participant, speaker, sponsor, industry…
David Safaii
May 12, 2016
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Trilio Data’s Murali Balcha presenting on OpenStack Backup at OpenStack Summit Austin 2016

We just received exciting news—Murali Balcha, Trilio’s co-founder and CTO, will be presenting “Key Requirements for OpenStack Backup Recovery,” on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 11:15am at OpenStack Summit Austin. Murali will be joined by his co-presenter, Brian Davis, CTO at OnX Enterprise Solutions. Together they will address how organizations need to fully protect their business and their business data, and how native backup and recovery for OpenStack plays a critical role in assuring their…
David Safaii
March 22, 2016
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What Industry Analysts are Saying about OpenStack

Did you know that "Let's get outta here!" is the most common scripted line in all Hollywood productions? Whether it’s Ariel, Han Solo, or a group of star-studded kids shouting in unison, it was used at least once 84% of the time, from the late 30s to the mid-70s!?!? If you are like me, you enjoy quoting movies, politicians or famous people. It’s not for the lack of originality but perhaps it’s the humor or levity…
David Safaii
January 6, 2016
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CIOReview’s 20 Most Promising OpenStack Solutions Providers

CIOReview Magazine recently published a list of 20 Most Promising OpenStack Solution Providers. And yes, Trilio was featured as one of the 20 most promising OpenStack solution providers. It’s clear the industry is on the cusp of widespread adoption of and reliance on OpenStack solutions. As the managing editor, Jeevan George, wrote in his letter from the editor for the issue, “The odds are heavily tilted in favor of OpenStack—deciphering the true merits of its…
David Safaii
December 15, 2015
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Great Scott…Time Travel For Big Data & OpenStack Made Simple!

Organizational deployments of NoSQL and/or OpenStack have significantly increased over the past year and leveraging these technologies has resulted in realized cost savings and scale! Here are some examples. Forrester: Total Economic Impact™ of OpenStack Ovum: Big Data set to increase 600% by 2019Furthermore, with this momentum, the demand for expanded capabilities, allowing for greater access to information and computing resources, has resulted in numerous homegrown scripts and solutions as an extension to these architectures. Whether…
David Safaii
August 21, 2015
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OpenStack, NoSQL, & the Need for Scale

With the production of global data predicted to be 44 times greater in 2020 than it was in 2009, we all need to plan for growth. According to Gartner, 80% of data in organizations today is unstructured (text, documents, transactions, audio, video, social media, etc.). Unstructured data may be complex, but it also holds unique insights about your organization that relational databases alone cannot produce… And there’s simply more of it every day. Companies large…
David Safaii
February 17, 2015
Big Data & Disaster Recovery Expert Article

Big Data & Disaster Recovery: What’s Your Plan B?

We can all agree that big data – or really, just data – are the crown jewels of your organization. But what are you doing to preserve, protect and defend your data? Have you developed a big data disaster recovery plan? Regardless of how you're deploying big data – public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud – you'd be remiss if you have a half-baked disaster recovery (“DR”) strategy. While many public cloud services are cost-effective,…
David Safaii
January 20, 2015
Better NoSQL Backups Expert Article

NoSQL Backups: You Can Do Them Better!

I’m going to state the obvious: <a href="/resources/big-data-disaster-recovery/">big data</a> is a complex animal… and it’s <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140925030713-64875646-big-data-the-eye-opening-facts-everyone-should-know">getting hairier by the minute</a>. But unfortunately, too many organizations add to that complexity by managing their big data environments with APIs, scripts and duct tape. As NoSQL data stores become a larger component of “big data,” preparing for backup and disaster recovery has never been more important. The common method of managing and executing partial backup and recovery…
David Safaii
January 5, 2015