At Veeam, we’ve been laser-focused on making backup and data management simple, flexible, and reliable across cloud, virtual, and physical workloads. We’ve been seeing our customer’s interest increase in Kubernetes as a critical piece of their cloud infrastructure, creating a new area around container-native data protection that they need help in addressing. To that end, we’re excited to share that we are partnering with Kasten, the leaders in backup solutions for containerized workloads. Kasten’s K10 Data Management Platform, purpose-built for Kubernetes, provides enterprise operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for Kubernetes backup and application mobility with unparalleled operational simplicity.
With this partnership spanning sales, marketing and technology, enterprises can continue to depend on us in ensuring business continuity and freedom of choice across their workloads with the most innovative and market-leading solutions that retain the ease-of-use and reliability that customers expect from Veeam. You can read more about this in this joint white paper.
Kubernetes on the rise
As container adoption and usage continues to
explode, Kubernetes-native backup is one of the most critical challenges faced
by Kubernetes operators today. Kubernetes, the fastest-growing infrastructure
platform, is quickly becoming the foundation for all applications, no matter
where they might be
deployed. Its ubiquitous nature has it on track to be the next enterprise
platform of choice, joining the ranks of Linux and vSphere. Further evidence of
this market shift is the recent announcement
from VMware with vSphere 7.0 that includes Kubernetes as a first-class citizen.
Given the increased agility, portability, and reliability seen by development
teams using Kubernetes, there has been a sudden influx of applications onto the
platform including stateful applications such as databases and NoSQL systems.
Due to this rapid application growth and
increased production deployments at scale, enterprises are now focused on “Day
2” production challenges such as data management, security, and observability.
While Kubernetes takes away a lot of the pain of ensuring high availability and
scalability of your application services, these benefits do not extend to your
data, making data management of Kubernetes applications a critical priority.
Kubernetes-native backup needed
Kubernetes-based environments are fundamentally different from those based on earlier technologies and accordingly, require a different approach to backup, one that we describe as a Kubernetes-native backup. The table below highlights some of the key reasons why aKubernetes-nativebackup solution is critical. These reflect not only very significant technical shifts but also a move to a DevOps philosophy of operations.
What analysts are saying
“Nearly a decade ago, Veeam offered simple, reliable data protection for Virtual Machines environments when virtualization was emerging. Similarly, Kasten aims to address the protection and management requirements for containerized application resiliency. By partnering together, Veeam and Kasten seek to offer customers a simple, complete solution for protecting and managing data across cloud, physical, virtual and now Kubernetes-based workloads, addressing a growing need for enterprises.” – Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC
Kubernetes-native backup principles
Based on our joint customer experience and in light of the key considerations that warrant particular attention, we list the five best practices for Kubernetes backups.
The Veeam-Kasten partnership
Veeam and Kasten recognize the criticality of data protection and have rich experience in innovating and bringing the most simple, flexible, and reliable solutions to our customers. Additionally, the companies share a common philosophy and approach to addressing these concerns built with the customer’s freedom of choice at the heart of the solution. The foundational tenets of this approach are highlighted below.
If you are looking to
introduce or expand data protection to Kubernetes applications, Kasten K10
provides a very compelling software
solution that builds on the principles we highlighted above.
What customers are saying
"We are excited
to see Veeam and Kasten partnering today to deliver the leading
Kubernetes-native backup solution. Given our use of Veeam to protect our critical
business data and infrastructure and the increasing footprint of Kubernetes in
our environment, this partnership will provide us with the flexibility to
protect our applications and data, no matter what environment they are deployed
in, and the ease-of-use to help scale our teams. Knowing that we have the right
backup and disaster recovery infrastructure in place for both virtualized and
cloud-native environments will allow our teams to move faster and with
confidence.” - Markus Kretzer, Head of IT, Buhl Data Service
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Dan Kogan is the Vice President of Global Product & Solutions Marketing at Veeam. In his role, Dan oversees the messaging, positioning, pricing, packaging and GTM strategies for all Veeam products, strategic technology alliances, cloud and service provider offerings and Veeam’s competitive intelligence. Prior to... More