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Kasten Raises $14M Series A Led By Insight Partners

We are very excited to announce that Kasten, the market leader for cloud-native data management, has closed a $14M Series A led by Insight Partners. Being early (2015!) production users of Kubernetes, Vaibhav, my co-founder, and I, have personally experienced the challenges our enterprise customers are facing as they embark on their cloud and container transformation journey. As complex applications enter production, they have seen significant Day 2 challenges emerge when running stateful applications at scale, on multiple clusters, on multiple clouds, and with multiple relational and NoSQL data services.

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How Kubernetes Conquers Stateful Cloud-Native Applications

The widespread misconception that Kubernetes was not ready for stateful applications such as MySQL and MongoDB has had a surprisingly long half-life. This misconception has been driven by a combination of the initial focus on stateless applications within the community and the relatively late addition of support for persistent storage to the platform. Further, even after initial support for persistent storage, the kinds of higher-level platform primitives that brought ease of use and flexibility to stateless applications were missing for stateful workloads.

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Top 3 Highlights from KubeCon Barcelona!

We really enjoyed celebrating the 5th birthday of Kubernetes in Barcelona with 7,700 attendees! From this extremely busy event, here are our three takeaways that really stood out: Production Kubernetes usage is off the charts: The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), driven by its flagship Kubernetes project, has matured with rich development and deployment tools and a robust ecosystem of 400+ members and 2.7M contributions. Various keynotes, surveys, and hallway conversations demonstrated that the number of production Kubernetes applications, large and small, have exploded.

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