Who's got my back(up)? Rival schools Trilio and Portworx battle it out for those Kubernetes bucks

www.theregister.co.uk | 11/22/2019 | Staff
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Kubecon 2019 If one were looking for an indicator that Kubernetes is maturing (other than the sheer numbers that turned out for Kubecon San Diego), it is the plethora of backup solutions emerging for the orchestration technology.

Attendance for the once-an-upstart tech's shindig hit 12,000 this year, overwhelming the San Diego Convention Center's facilities at times (notably after the Day One morning keynote). The December 2018 event had 8,000 eager beavers turn up in Seattle and, of course, the first conference in San Francisco back in 2015 had a mere 550 early adopters show up.

Cloud - Native - Computing - Foundation - CNCF

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has also passed the 500-member mark with the likes of Arm signing up for Platinum status.

OpenStack backerupper Trilio and veteran (at least as far as the short life of Kubernetes is concerned) storage specialist Portworx were on hand at this week's Kubecon to punt previews of their take on keeping those precious pods backed up.

Trilio - OpenStack - Arena - Attention - Kubernetes

Trilio, which already has form in the OpenStack arena, has turned its attention to Kubernetes with TrilioVault for Red Hat OpenShift, replete with Red Hat certification. CEO David Safaii told The Register the company wants to make Trilio "part of the definition of the application" via a single line in the associated Helm Chart.

"That's all it takes to deploy Trilio," he said.

Core - Trilio - Platform - Agentless - Technology

The core Trilio platform, with its agentless technology and incremental backup schemas, is certainly an interesting option, and something with which the Open Stack crowd will already be familiar. The Trilio approach also works for across physical infrastructure, be it on premises, in the cloud or a combination.

And the backup files themselves? Stored in the open QCOW2 format, thus eliminating vendor lock-in.

Cost - Trilio - Gang - Freemium - Model

As far as cost is concerned, the Trilio gang told us that the freemium model is the way forward, with the DevOps side constrained by...
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