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
OpenStack Backup Solutions Expert Article

OpenStack Backup Solutions: What Are My Options?

NEC recently reviewed various OpenStack backup solutions at the OpenStack Summit in Sydney as part of an effort to identify the most efficient way to protect cloud environments. In this comprehensive overview, they discuss why we need to protect OpenStack clouds, what to look for when you're evaluating a solution, and some of the options they encountered during their own research. Watch the 45- minute talk below, or scroll down to see our summary of…
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
backup plan Expert Article

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
testing backups Expert Article

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
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
Video

From OpenStack Summit Austin: Key Requirements for OpenStack Backup

While many, many OpenStack developers and users are still in Austin for this week's OpenStack Summit, there are still plenty of those in the OpenStack community who could not make the trip to Texas. Murali Balcha, our co-founder and CTO and a co-author of Raksha, the first data protection-as-a-service specification for OpenStack, was a presenter at the conference. Murali and co-presenter Brian Davis, CTO of OnX Enterprise Solutions spoke to the audience about the need…
Trilio Content Team
April 28, 2016