A long-time user of Veeam to protect its virtualized IT environment, ITK Engineering opted to extend its Veeam footprint with Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 and Kasten K10 for Kubernetes.
“We’ve long used Veeam Data Platform to back up our entire VMware vCenter landscape, which includes approximately 125 virtual machines on 23 physical servers with 140TB of critical data,” said Fox-Gerlach. “We wanted the same great, powerful data protection features we’ve benefitted from for our VMs tailored for Microsoft 365 and our containers, so Veeam was a natural choice.”
ITK Engineering will protect Microsoft 365 data for its global users with Veeam, creating local backups for rapid recovery in the event of a service outage. The company will store backups for all cloud data oftine on tape storage, providing additional protection from cyberattack.
“Using Veeam, we’ll be able to recover individual emails and files without having to restore entire mailboxes or file servers,” said Fox-Gerlach. “Microsoft 365 is an essential collaboration tool for our employees, so it gives us great peace of mind to know that it is now protected by Veeam.”
ITK Engineering is using Kasten K10 for Kubernetes to now back up, restore and clone its cloud-native services quickly and easily, including all configuration settings and files. The solution enables the company to adopt best practices for Kubernetes, which include simplifying and automating storage management.
“Thanks to Kasten by Veeam, we’re streamlining administration of our Kubernetes environment and accelerating deployments,” said Fox-Gerlach. “Best of all, we benefit from comprehensive end-to-end security, so we can innovate without worrying about cyber-threats. We’re moving more mission-critical DevOps and CI/CD services to our Kubernetes clusters, making backup and recovery of container applications an essential capability across all our teams.”
Looking to the future, ITK Engineering plans to explore a range of additional use cases for Kasten K10, including migration of services between clusters and platforms, public and hybrid cloud deployments.
“Alongside our customers, we push the boundaries of what software can do,” said Fox-Gerlach. “By protecting every facet of our environment with Veeam, from VMs to containers to Microsoft 365, we have the immediate access to data we need to maintain our position at the leading edge.”