Migrate from VMware to Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Trilio provides software to migrate your VMware virtual machines directly to Red Hat OpenStack Platform

Trilio’s in-band approach to VMware migration helps organizations
implement an effective organization-wide migration strategy. Its
tenant-driven workflows discover VMware workloads and extract their data
and associated metadata. Trilio creates these resources on the
OpenStack platform. Trilio 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.

This enables organizations to minimize their VMware license costs and fully benefit from their investment into a more flexible OpenStack Cloud infrastructure

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The easy way to migrate your VMware virtual machines to Red Hat OpenStack Platform

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. 

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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.

Integrated and Optimized for VMware to Red Hat OpenStack Platform Migrations 

Trilio as a natively integrated service, drives the understanding and management of virtual machines and data across an OpenStack cloud. 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.

Self Service

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.


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

Testing & 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.

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.

Like any other major IT initiative, proper planning for VMware migration is a critical part of the project. Critically, organizations need to design and implement OpenStack clouds that cater to their future needs. This involves focusing on capacity management, the number of OpenStack clouds, regions, domains, and tenants. With its extensive expertise and wealth of experience, Trilio offers invaluable assistance in planning and provides prompt support throughout the migration, ensuring a seamless transition of virtual machines from VMware to OpenStack.

About Trilio

Trilio is a leader in cloud-native data protection for Kubernetes, OpenStack and Red Hat Virtualization environments. Our Trilio Back and Restore technology is trusted by cloud infrastructure operators and developers for backup and recovery, migration and application mobility. Customers in telecom, defense, automotive and financial services leverage Trilio to recover from disasters, migrate workloads, move workloads to new infrastructure and migrate to new software distributions.

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