Kasten’s Next Chapter: Joining Forces with Veeam

Kasten’s Next Chapter: Joining Forces with Veeam

  I am very excited to announce the acquisition of Kasten by Veeam! As we begin the next chapter of our journey as an independent business unit within Veeam, we couldn’t be more excited to join forces with a company that we not only share philosophical alignment with, but an organization that has inspired us in many ways. Together, we will continue to advance the state of the art in modern data management and cement our lead in the space. Read more →
Kubernetes Backup and Restore on MongoDB using Kasten K10

Kubernetes Backup and Restore on MongoDB using Kasten K10

This post covers how to use Kasten K10 to backup and restore the MongoDB database operating in the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) environment. GKE is a fully managed Kubernetes engine by the Google Cloud platform. In this post, we walk through three ways to take a backup using Kasten K10: Crash consistent volume snapshots, Logical, Application consistent (quiesce) Read more →
VMware & Kasten: Data Management for Kubernetes & Modern Applications

VMware & Kasten: Data Management for Kubernetes & Modern Applications

-- By Shobhan Lakkapragada, VMware and Gaurav Rishi, Kasten This post is based on a joint session by the authors at VMworld 2020 (HCI2540: Data Management for Kubernetes and Modern Applications on VMware). With Project Pacific, VMware has deeply integrated Kubernetes into vSphere to enable modern application development and operations. Kasten K10, purpose-built for Kubernetes, offers critical data management capabilities including application backup and mobility. Kasten, as a data management design partner for VMware, allows enterprise Ops teams to seamlessly protect their growing Kubernetes applications in this cloud-native era. Read more →
How to Backup and Restore PostgreSQL on Google Cloud Using Kasten K10

How to Backup and Restore PostgreSQL on Google Cloud Using Kasten K10

This post walks through how to use Kasten K10 to backup and restore PostgreSQL databases operating in a Kubernetes environment on the Google Cloud Platform. This blog assumes the use of Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). GKE is a secured and managed Kubernetes service. As an enterprise-grade platform for containerized applications, it offers optimized GPU and TPU provisioning, integrated developer tools, and multi-cluster support from SREs. PostgreSQL (often referred to as Postgres), is an open source relational database, popular in the cloud-native community. Kasten’s K10 data management platform, is a secure software-only product that has been purpose-built for Kubernetes and provides operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for backup/restore, disaster recovery, and mobility of Kubernetes applications. Read more →
Kasten and AWS: Kubernetes Backup and Mobility for Bottlerocket Launch

Kasten and AWS: Kubernetes Backup and Mobility for Bottlerocket Launch

Kasten K10 Data Management Platform Provides Increased Security and Operational Ease for Kubernetes Application Backup and Mobility on New Open-Source OS for Containers built by Amazon Web Services Announcing the Kasten K10 data management platform support for Bottlerocket, a new open-source operating system purpose-built for hosting containers, created by Amazon Web Services (AWS). This reflects the latest collaboration between Kasten and AWS, and builds on our existing relationship to provide customers with a scalable foundation, adding an additional layer of protection. Kasten’s K10 data management platform runs on AWS and is integrated with several AWS services including Amazon EBS, Amazon RDS, and IAM. Enterprises use K10 to perform critical functions like application-centric backup and granular recoveries of their Kubernetes applications running on AWS with Amazon EKS, as well as other Kubernetes distributions like Red Hat OpenShift. Read more →
Demodern Multi-Cloud Use of Kasten K10 for Kubernetes Backup & Recovery

Demodern Multi-Cloud Use of Kasten K10 for Kubernetes Backup & Recovery

Demodern a global creative technology agency, found that having separate backups for each customer helped ensure that each client had their own isolated environment in case of needed disaster recovery - K10 made that possible with its very simple setup. The team also reported that K10 is incredibly useful for its developers who need to set up their own environments or have an on-demand production. Read more →
Deploying K10 with Red Hat OpenShift OAuth Proxy

Deploying K10 with Red Hat OpenShift OAuth Proxy

At Kasten, our mission is to dramatically simplify operational management of stateful cloud-native applications. Kasten’s K10, our enterprise-grade data management platform for Kubernetes backup and DR delivers on this mission by helping our customers protect their cloud-native applications against accidental or malicious data loss. As part of this mission to protect applications, we take security very seriously. In today’s multi-tenant Kubernetes clusters, security is critical for safety. This is why at Kasten we have built multiple ways of authenticating a user so that fine-grained role-based access control (RBAC) can be used with it. While we will cover our RBAC support in a later post, this article will list some of these authentication methods available in K10 with a focus on Red Hat OpenShift’s OAuth proxy. Read more →
Tackling Global Demand for Kubernetes Backup, DR, and App Mobility

Tackling Global Demand for Kubernetes Backup, DR, and App Mobility

Get your ‘Kube’ on at KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 Kasten is geared up for another KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Europe 2020! We’re excited to take part in the CNCF’s first virtual event and look forward to seeing everyone at our digital booth, Start-Up Hall A. As one of the industry’s only Kubnernetes-native backup, disaster recovery and application mobility technologies, Kasten is thrilled to be part of the evolving cloud native ecosystem and to be ushering in a movement towards a more secure and resilient Kubernetes-native infrastructure and operations.  Read more →
Kubernetes Backup and Disaster Recovery using Rook 1.4 and Ceph CSI 3.0

Kubernetes Backup and Disaster Recovery using Rook 1.4 and Ceph CSI 3.0

In one of our previous blog posts, we showed how the Kubernetes-native K10 data management platform can be used to backup and recover stateful applications that are deployed on Kubernetes using Rook-Ceph storage.   Since then, Rook v1.4 has been released and this recent release comes with Ceph CSI v3.0. The Ceph CSI release has a large number of new features but, most importantly, it includes Beta API support for persistent volume snapshots. This API upgrade (from the previously experimental Alpha) is needed to run Ceph effectively with modern Kubernetes releases (v1.17+) and recent versions of Red Hat OpenShift (v4.5+). Read more →
Benchmarking Kopia: Architecture, Scale, and Performance

Benchmarking Kopia: Architecture, Scale, and Performance

This blog post was co-authored with Julio Lopez. Kasten uses and helps develop kopia, a fast and secure open-source tool to manage backups. Today, kopia can work standalone on data sets ranging from small laptops to large servers and comes with a variety of out-of-the-box options for encryption, deduplication, and compression. It is also a lock-free system that, unlike other similar tools, allows for concurrent multi-client operations including garbage collection. Read more →