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Don’t Miss Trilio at These Spring Trade Shows!

We're gearing up for a busy season of trade shows here at Trilio. If you're attending the Open Infrastructure Summit (previously known as the OpenStack Summit) or the Red Hat Summit, stop by our booth for cool giveaways and demos of TrilioVault's latest features. Here's an overview of our activities at each show. Hope to see you there! Open Infrastructure Summit Denver Monday, April 29–Wednesday, May 1 Booth B6 Here are 2 ways to engage…
Katie Lyon
April 17, 2019
Lingering Effects of Data Loss Expert Article

The Lingering Effects of Data Loss

As computers have grown increasingly sophisticated, businesses are now able to store and retain more digital data than ever before. But with those technological gains come many new risks, including data loss. Days, months, or even years of carefully-constructed databases can be wiped out in an instant, leaving IT departments and C-suite executives alike scrambling to stay in compliance — or even in operation. While the immediate effects of data loss are typically quite obvious,…
Trilio Content Team
April 2, 2019
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Decentralizing the Centralized Cloud with Edge Computing

In the same way that cloud computing revolutionized data centers via unprecedented access to a pool of centralized resources, so too will edge computing revolutionize data processing... by decentralizing it again. Of course, there's more to it than that. Edge computing is really about moving some processing back to individual devices — or near them, at least — in order to reduce latency and optimize load. This reduces management headaches and limits the need for devices to…
Trilio Content Team
March 21, 2019
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Best OpenStack Conferences

This article was updated on February 28, 2019 As you start your OpenStack journey or simply want to learn about how an open source framework can enhance your business, attending OpenStack conferences is one of the best places for you to start. Not only will resources be readily accessible, but you can also network with avid OpenStack users who have extensive experience in the space. What you will quickly realize is that the OpenStack Foundation…
Trilio Content Team
February 28, 2019
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Efficiently Storing Backups: On-Premises, Private Cloud, or Public Cloud?

No matter how modern technology has evolved, there is always a way for it to fail, taking valuable files and data along with it. Even if you build a "perfect" system, a tree can still crash through the roof onto your storage format of choice. It's impossible to control both internal and external threats to your data, so your best bet for safety is to take frequent, regular backups. Of course, there are a number…
Trilio Content Team
February 12, 2019
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The Impact of 5G Systems on Telecommunications

5G systems are poised to revolutionize the speed, reliability, and capacity of communication networks as we know them. This leap forward is a critical one for telecommunications companies in the midst of a digital transformation, and their success hinges on the technological gains provided by a combination of 5G systems and OpenStack clouds based on NFV architectures. The Benefits of 5G Systems Modern communication systems have evolved significantly since the days of switchboards and long-distance calls,…
Trilio Content Team
February 7, 2019
3 Ways to Fine-Tune Your Cloud Performance Expert Article

3 Tips to Fine-Tune Your Cloud Performance

In an age where almost every application has or will migrate to the cloud, it's important to find effective ways to manage your cloud performance. Putting the right optimization strategies into effect can help avoid myriad problems and business inefficiencies. Here are some winning considerations to help IT managers optimize and manage cloud performance more efficiently: 1. Consider Multi-Cloud and Hybrid Cloud Approaches A multi-cloud approach is essentially the use of varied cloud vendors for a…
Trilio Content Team
January 21, 2019
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Reflections from OpenStack Summit Berlin 2018

The Trilio team just returned from the OpenStack Summit Berlin 2018, and both the conference and the city were a huge hit. The Summit marked the last event to cater exclusively to OpenStack users, as next year's conference will be rebranded as the Open Infrastructure Summit. This will provide open arms to all products that touch the OpenStack landscape, including the much-talked-about projects like Zuul and Starlingx. With more than 2,700 attendees, the Summit represents more…
David Safaii
December 10, 2018
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What is a Private Cloud?

While public clouds like Amazon and Microsoft dominate the conversation around cloud infrastructure, private clouds have quietly grown in popularity as an alternative to traditional on-premises infrastructure. As a result, it’s becoming more important than ever to understand different cloud strategies including the qualifications of what is a private cloud vs. on-premises infrastructure, and how each strategy will impact your business’ objectives and, ultimately, bottom line. What is a Private Cloud? A private cloud is an…
Trilio Content Team
November 2, 2018
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What is a Public Cloud?

By 2020, 83% of enterprise workloads will be in the cloud, about half of which will run in a public cloud. As a result, it’s more important than ever to understand the trade-offs of different cloud strategies, including the qualifications of what is a public cloud vs. a private cloud — and whether a singular or hybrid cloud strategy will best fulfill your business’ objectives. First and Foremost, What is a Public Cloud? At its most basic level, a public…
Trilio Content Team
October 24, 2018
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Public Cloud Security Risks: What’s Real, What’s Overstated, and What You Need to Know Most

Cloud computing technologies have matured significantly since the initial adoption frenzy. Businesses of all sizes continue to move workloads to public cloud environments or have started building their own private cloud environment that they can control. But, as with any emerging market, there's talk and concern about the lasting implications of cloud technology, including the private and public cloud security risks that we may unknowingly be introducing to our workloads. You may be surprised to…
David Safaii
September 26, 2018
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Scale Out Architecture

As organizations grapple with the growing need to manage large and quickly expanding data sets and applications, it is no surprise that cloud-based, scale out architectures have taken hold as the preferred approach to data storage. For both public and private clouds, scale out architectures afford organizations what was once a luxury: cost-effective, incremental scalability as they need it. While many IT leaders maintain some traditional data centers, the scale out approach is generally agreed…
Trilio Content Team
September 14, 2018
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Getting to Know the Basic OpenStack Components

As OpenStack continues to take hold as a cloud computing platform, more organizations are weighing whether to seriously pursue their own cloud deployment. Of course, there are a number of important considerations — including whether to find a managed service partner or a build a new environment — but once most of the key decisions are made, IT managers face a daunting educational hurdle. How can they familiarize themselves with OpenStack's architecture and unique quirks as quickly as possible?…
Trilio Content Team
September 11, 2018
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Agentless Backup

The industry is in the midst of a shift from physical data center to virtualization — a transition that favors lightweight, agentless backup solutions over difficult-to-manage agent-based solutions. While there are several technology-driven reasons behind this movement toward agentless backup, there are equally as many cost- and efficiency-driven factors that are pushing the industry toward this innovation. Agent-Based Backup Legacy agent-based backup systems rely on software running on the production machine alongside the production application. These agents…
Trilio Content Team
August 10, 2018
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The GDPR, Backups & The Right to Erasure

Companies around the world are still scrambling to comply with the new GDPR regulations, and the question has inevitably arisen regarding how backups fit into the EU's new rule set. For those who need a refresh: the GDPR was established to help enhance EU citizens’ ability to control what data companies may hold about them. Many organizations have taken steps to become GDPR compliant and have put core processes and procedures into place to attain,…
Trilio Content Team
August 2, 2018
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Automate, Automate, Automate! How to Implement & Maintain GDPR Process

Maintaining GDPR compliance isn’t just about technology, it’s also about outlining the right GDPR process for each key competency across your organization and operationalizing it so that it's part of your regular, ongoing checks. While much of this work can seem pre-emptive and superfluous, it can save your organization valuable time in an emergency scenario. Part of this planning, of course, will be your GDPR Impact Assessment. But you'll also need to develop key processes…
Trilio Content Team
July 17, 2018
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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
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Multi-Tenant

Multi-tenant clouds are environments in which multiple users, or "tenants," can reside on one or multiple applications, running on the same cloud, with data isolation that ensures the privacy of each tenant's data. Tenants share a common access with specific privileges to the software or application, and can be a single individual, an entire department, or a customer. Gartner points out that, though these tenant environments are completely isolated at a software level, the degree of…
Tips to Performing a GDPR Impact Assessment on Your Cloud Expert Article

Tips to Performing a GDPR Impact Assessment on Your Cloud

A GDPR Impact Assessment, also known as a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), can be a great way to gauge and measure your company's data handling and preparedness for a breach of this new and important regulation. You can use DPIAs to identify compliance gaps, assess the severity of those gaps, and address them before they become a serious risk. Although many companies have undertaken GDPR Impact Assessments as they prepare for GDPR, they should really be…
GDPR Training Program Expert Article

Starting a GDPR Training Program

As the EU's latest privacy regulation rolls into effect, many businesses haven't even broached the topic of GDPR training. While it's not always top-of-mind as you scramble to achieve compliance, ensuring that your organization understands the regulation and what it takes to achieve and maintain compliance is critical to meeting this new regulatory requirement on an on-going basis. As you likely already know, the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a sweeping change to…
Trilio Content Team
June 27, 2018
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Getting Executive Buy-in for GDPR Compliance

GDPR compliance presents considerable challenges for the tens of thousands of companies worldwide that have chosen to build an OpenStack private cloud (or utilize an OpenStack public cloud) for added resilience, agility, and control. The sweeping change driven by this new regulation will prove to dramatically impact the way that organizations handle and process data, and will likely require Herculean effort in order to achieve compliance efficiently. While we are currently past the enforcement deadline – which…
Trilio Content Team
June 25, 2018
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GDPR Requirements and How They Affect Your Company

The enforcement deadline has come and gone, but there are many organizations around the world that are still grappling with the GDPR requirements for compliance. Consider a recent survey by Crowd Research Partners, which revealed that 60% of businesses would not make the May 2018 compliance deadline. The reasons? Lack of budget and staff with the knowledge necessary to make the changes required to meet GDPR mandates. This is going to cause most organizations increased angst over…
Trilio Content Team
June 21, 2018
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How to Start Your Journey to OpenStack Deployment

For enterprise users, the journey to OpenStack deployment is fueled by the business opportunity of what lies ahead. IT systems were previously misunderstood as a crutch of sorts — something that plays a backseat role to the overlying business activities. However, with today's emphasis on the cloud and particularly the opportunity with OpenStack, IT's role has shifted into a driver of business outcomes — largely due to its ability to expedite business processes with an efficient foundation…
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Upcoming OpenStack Events: Attending Red Hat Summit or OpenStack Vancouver?

We’re packing our bags for a full month of events returning just in time to kickoff Memorial Day weekend back in Boston. Our first stop is San Francisco for the Red Hat Summit from Tuesday, May 8th through Thursday, May 10th. We’re excited to be exhibiting this year and have an awesome booth designed to show attendees how TrilioVault gives tenants and administrators the ability to restore entire workloads in just one click. Our CEO,…
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The Cloud Computing Trends We See for OpenStack in 2018

With each new roundup of cloud computing trends, it's become increasingly clear that 2018 will be THE year of OpenStack. Why? Well, the OpenStack community has strengthened, the complexities of adopting the platform have been reduced, and more enterprises are attracted by the flexibility, cost savings, and customization capabilities. Organizations that are coping with cost containment and swelling customer demands are actively evaluating new cloud computing trends and strategies that will help them stay competitive. Cloud-based…
Trilio Content Team
March 19, 2018
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Why OpenStack is Taking Off in the Enterprise

Companies investigating whether to make a shift to private cloud often wonder why OpenStack is increasingly mentioned as a strong alternative to remote-only options like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Engine, and Microsoft Azure – and whether it's matured enough to be a viable option as an enterprise cloud. While there are many hurdles for companies making "the switch," OpenStack has grown and matured in the past eight years to offer a solid, customizable, and risk-reducing platform…
Trilio Content Team
March 2, 2018
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OpenStack Trends 2018

This year, at the OpenStack Summit Sydney, we asked attendees what they saw as the biggest OpenStack trends going into 2018. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the talk was around containerization and bringing deployments into production... but some of the answers might surprise you. See for yourself in this short video compilation.
Trilio Content Team
January 2, 2018
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Reflections from OpenStack Summit Sydney

The Trilio team just returned from the OpenStack Summit in Sydney, the industry’s biggest conference. This was the third and the best Summit I’ve attended. There were more than 2,000 attendees, with 500 companies and 50 countries represented. While turnout was slightly smaller than previous Summits, the quality of conversations and engagement with attendees was high. Nearly half of the attendees were there for the first time, which underscores the ever-growing interest in OpenStack, and the…
Trilio Content Team
December 8, 2017
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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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Happy 7th Birthday OpenStack! You’ve Exited the Trough and Entered the Slope of Enlightenment…

OpenStack recently celebrated its seventh birthday party in Santa Clara (check out videos here). It was a high energy event with lots of technical tracks, and complete with cupcakes. Who doesn’t love a good party? Seven is a great year for children as they can go on long bike rides, read books cover to cover, diets expand beyond chicken nuggets, and you don’t even need a car seat. OpenStack development is similar; performance and integration…
Tom Lahive
August 1, 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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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, or 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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From DevOps.com: Top 5 Reasons to Backup your OpenStack Environment

David Safaii, Trilio Data's CEO, recently published a blog post on DevOps.com, outlining why backup and recovery should be a vital component of every OpenStack environment. In "Top 5 Reasons to Backup your OpenStack Environment," David details how backup and recovery facilitate compliance, devops, disaster recovery plans, time savings and security and forensics.   Read the full blog post here.
Trilio Content Team
March 11, 2016
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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
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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