Expert Article

Cloud Storage is All You Need

Trilio is releasing a series of significant updates to TrilioVault this year, including cloud storage support and expanded platform support to include KVM-based infrastructure (including OpenStack-based private clouds and Red Hat Virtualization platforms). Tucked into the Version 3.0 release was support for S3-compatible storage as backup target. As a matter of fact, our support for S3-compatible cloud storage is ground-breaking, and is part of our larger multi-cloud vision. Here's why this is such a significant step.…
Murali Balcha
August 16, 2018
OpenStack Backup and Recovery Requirements Expert Article

OpenStack Backup and Recovery Requirements

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in May 2014 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. You don’t think much about OpenStack backup requirements when it comes to the cloud. After all, you build your applications on ephemeral storage and compute solutions. These resources are not expected to persist across reboots and power cycles, and your application is built against these failures anyway. You create your workloads on-the-fly from the persistent store (such…
Murali Balcha
July 19, 2018
Don't buy another data dedupe appliance Expert Article

Do Yourself a Favor and Don’t Buy Another Data Dedupe Appliance

Ever since data dedupe appliances hit the data storage market, they have become a regular fixture in any enterprise backup solution. Filling the gap between spinning disks and the virtual tape library, these appliances provide not only a better access to backup data, but also drive cost savings by efficiently storing only the unique data from backup images. In general, data dedupe engines can remove duplicate data anywhere in the dataset, and are particularly effective…
Murali Balcha
April 26, 2018
Expert Article

Don’t Bother with Anything but Cloud Native Backup Solutions for OpenStack

If you're using any sort of cloud infrastructure, it's absolutely imperative that you employ cloud native backup to help support and extend your cloud. I know, I know–you've already got dozens of vendors set up with seemingly compelling Band-Aids for your latest crop of problems, but I promise you: you don't want the Band-Aid. Here's why. You'd like to think your cloud is considered safe, but data loss happens. It happens a lot: hardware malfunctioned during a firmware…
Murali Balcha
April 3, 2018
Blog

From Founding to Funding: Perspectives from Murali Balcha, Founder and CTO of Trilio

As the founder of Trilio, our company’s recent Series A funding announcement was one that brought great joy, and was the culmination of years of hard work and determination. The idea for the company came to me after working in enterprise software for over twenty years. My background is in storage, virtualization, and cloud computing, so I’ve seen inflection points in client/server computing, storage area networks, server virtualization, and cloud computing. Every sea change makes…
Murali Balcha
November 8, 2017
netapp Blog

Trilio Data Joins NetApp Alliance Program

I’m excited to share the news that Trilio has joined the NetApp Alliance Program as an Advantage Alliance Partner. This partnership will enable Trilio to integrate TrilioVault, and other products we develop, with NetApp’s storage solutions for OpenStack and other cloud environments. There are many benefits to joining NetApp’s partner program. We’ll be able to take advantage of NetApp’s technical resources, marketing programs, sales enablement, and to participate in the NetApp Community and NetApp University.…
Murali Balcha
April 18, 2016
Blog

Five Questions for OpenStack Object Storage Innovator SwiftStack

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, data protection, or business assurance and continuity. As some of you may know, Trilio entered into a partnership with SwiftStack, the leader in a new breed of object storage for Enterprises, in June 2015. This technical partnership pairs…
Murali Balcha
February 7, 2016
Data Loss Expert Article

Can Your Business Tolerate Data Loss in OpenStack?

Outages will occur, files do get corrupted, and accidental data loss does happen As more and more enterprises are moving OpenStack projects from an evaluation phase into production, organizations are challenged by the risk of data loss, and have not begun their backup & recovery readiness. An ideal cloud application uses ephemeral storage and compute, and creates workloads on-the-fly from persistent (object) store, performing computation and saving the results back to the persistent store. In…
Murali Balcha
May 11, 2015
Data Deduplication in Scale Out File Systems Expert Article

Deduplication in Scale Out File Systems

Data deduplication is a technique that improves storage utilization by identifying unique data and storing only one instance of that data. Any occurrence of the unique data is replaced with a small reference to the correspondingly stored single instance of that data block. Storage-based data deduplication is most effective in applications where many copies of very similar or even identical data are stored on a single system, which is surprisingly a common scenario. Data backups…
Murali Balcha
November 20, 2014
Do scale out databases need to be backed up? Expert Article

Do Scale Out Databases Need Backup?

Some of the attendees who stopped by our booth asked us whether their scale out databases needs to be backed up, so I reflected on this conundrum for couple of days. Yes, these databases keep multiple copies of the data so why do they need backup? I know I have a good answer, but how do I answer in the terms that the need for backup will be self-explanatory? Does the built-in replication of these…
Murali Balcha
May 19, 2014
Challenges with Backup and Recovery for Scale-out Applications Expert Article

Challenges with Backup and Recovery for Scale-Out Applications

When you think big data you think Hadoop, Cassandra, MongoDB and other scale-out NoSQL databases. All these applications share an important trait; they are scale-out applications. Scale-out applications are built to scale from single node to hundreds of nodes. They dynamically distribute the data between nodes. They also replicate data between nodes for improved read performance and guard against hardware failures. So the prevailing thought is that these applications do not require backups as the…
Murali Balcha
May 8, 2014