Expert Article

Improving Recovery Time Objectives with Savvy Backup Strategies

Planning for disaster scenarios that could compromise your company's digital operations is critical to protecting business continuity and managing risk. RTO and RPO are benchmarks against which your company can measure its disaster readiness. Recovery point objectives (RPO) establish the volume of data that an organization can afford to lose. Recovery time objectives (RTO), in turn, establish the minimum time that an organization can wait before the completion of its data recovery process. Also referred to…
Expert Article

The Power of Incremental-Forever Snapshot Backup Tools

When it comes to data protection in any company, big or small, investing both time and capital into building a comprehensive data protection strategy is complicated, time-consuming, and often risky. It’s not just a process battle, it’s also a communication battle: all stakeholders should have an idea of how long a full restore of information will take, with agreed-upon RPOs and RTOs. Of course, backing up data is the primary and most critical process when…
Trilio Content Team
April 12, 2019
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Application-Consistent vs. Crash-Consistent Backup

It’s no secret that data backup is a crucial practice for any organization. However, it's important to ensure your backups occur in a format that makes it as fast to restore as possible. Ideally, for database applications, your data protection solution will capture complete cloud workloads with application-consistent or crash-consistent backups. But what, exactly, is the difference between the two terms? Crash-Consistent Backup Crash-consistent copies are taken at the storage layer without involving the application…
Trilio Content Team
February 20, 2019
RTO and RPO Key Terms

RTO and RPO

Businesses persistently struggle to determine and quantify an acceptable level of risk for their organization, and disaster recovery is no exception; RTO and RPO help reduce the ambiguity at an operational level, so IT teams have a pragmatic framework against which they can plan and execute. Typically, organizations spend much of their time planning the "hows" of recovery: the technologies they'll leverage, the features that technology includes, and the extent to which they can recover…
Trilio Content Team
July 12, 2018
Workload Agility Expert Article

It’s All About Workload Agility

At Trilio, we refer to workloads as a set of virtual machines that run application sets. And today more than ever, workload agility is critically important. The legacy approach to workloads is bogged down by inherent challenges. With workloads directly tied to the hardware that they sit on, end-users are impeded from becoming agnostic by logistics alone. Add to that the many hard and soft costs associated with the legacy approach -- things like servers,…
Billy Field
February 21, 2017
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: big data is a complex animal… and it’s getting hairier by the minute. 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 by using…
David Safaii
January 5, 2015