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Migrate from VMware to Red Hat OpenStack Platform

A seamless software-based solution to migrate live production clouds without disrupting ongoing operations

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Trilio’s in-band approach to VMware migration helps organizations implement an effective organization-wide migration strategy.

Intelligent migration that's a snap

Trilio’s tenant-driven workflows discover VMware workloads and extract their data and associated metadata. Trilio creates these resources on the OpenStack platform, then gives users maximum flexibility to remap VMware constructs to OpenStack constructs. Users can repeatedly execute
migration plans until they are 100% confident that migration workloads meet their business needs.

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Integrated and Optimized for VMware to Red Hat OpenStack Platform Migrations

Trilio as a natively integrated service. Seamlessly build migration plans leveraging Trilio’s UI, API or CLI; or, couple Ansible Automation practices with Trilio to automate the migration process.

Unlimited Scale

With an agentless architecture grow a migration plan from 10 or 10,000 workloads - with both cold and warm virtual machine migrations supported.​


Through familiar Horizon workflows or other 3rd party tools, a user can provide reporting and transparency.​


Full and Incremental snapshot capture of entire workloads

OpenStack Integrated

Fully integrated as a service in OpenStack, documented RESTful API and native OpenStack CLI


Trilio's features a Horizon plugin offering an intuitively designed GUI that enhances ease of use and incorporates valuable user feedback to improve task efficiency. Trilio aims to simplify backup and restore operations, empowering both administrator and tenant. From a Single Pane of Glass drive migrations as ITOps or enable tenants with self-service migration capabilities.

Testing and Validation

Applications can be large and complex and the migration of an application must be executed with 100% accuracy. With Trilio, conduct unlimited functional and performance tests on both migrated applications and data, either from 'new prod' or a point-in-time backup after the migration. This comprehensive testing ensures confidence when transitioning from VMware to OpenStack at your preferred pace.

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Trilio’s agentless architecture uses RESTful APIs that invoke native OpenStack API and the Trilio Data Movers (proprietary, lightweight services) to move data during migration or recovery. The Data Mover runs as part of the compute node, significantly reducing the need for additional servers or resources during Trilio integration and operation.

Why Trilio Technology?

100% Software-based

As a pure software-based solution, Trilio can be seamlessly integrated into live production clouds without disrupting ongoing operations.


The deployment process is entirely transparent to tenants, who can instantly leverage Trilio's robust data protection and migration capabilities as soon as the software is integrated. 


There are no manual configuration changes, and no restarts at either the administrator or tenant level.

Planning your VMware to OpenStack Migration with Trilio Advisors​

Execute a migration plan/strategy, monitor the migration progress, and address any issues or challenges that arise. After the migration, establish an ongoing support processes to ensure the smooth operation of the OpenStack environment.

Success Story

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Migrating Virtual Machines from VMware to OpenStack