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 →
Kasten and MinIO: Secure Cloud-Native Backups at Scale

Kasten and MinIO: Secure Cloud-Native Backups at Scale

This post was co-authored with Kris Inapurapu, MinIO. MinIO and Kasten have teamed to bring a truly cloud-native approach to Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery. Together, they offer seamless protection for cloud-native applications with application portability across diverse enterprise environments.  Read more →
Backup and Restore for DigitalOcean Kubernetes Using Kasten K10

Backup and Restore for DigitalOcean Kubernetes Using Kasten K10

In this blog post, we will guide you step by step on how to use Kasten K10 to backup and restore MongoDB databases operating in a DigitalOcean managed Kubernetes environment. Read more →
PostgreSQL Backup and Restore on Amazon Web Services using Kasten K10

PostgreSQL Backup and Restore on Amazon Web Services using Kasten K10

In this blog post we will walk through how to use Kasten K10 to backup and restore PostgreSQL databases operating in a Kubernetes environment on AWS. This blog assumes the use of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS).  Read more →
Kasten K10 via VMware Cloud Marketplace

Kasten K10 via VMware Cloud Marketplace

This post was co-authored with Neeharika Palaka, manager at VMware and leads business operations for VMware Cloud Marketplace. With more organizations adopting containerized applications, there is a growing demand for backup, disaster recovery and mobility solutions for Kubernetes applications. Discover how Kasten K10, available on the VMware Cloud Marketplace, paves the way for application protection. Read more →
PostgreSQL Disaster Recovery and Data Mobility on Microsoft Azure using Kasten K10 - part 2

PostgreSQL Disaster Recovery and Data Mobility on Microsoft Azure using Kasten K10 - part 2

In our previous post, "part 1", PostgreSQL Backup and Restore on Microsoft Azure using Kasten K10, we showed how to simply backup and restore a PostgreSQL instance running in an Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) cluster. The workflow presented there is not sufficient to protect your application from serious failure scenarios like accidental snapshot deletion or larger scale outages.  In order to protect against such scenarios, we can leverage Kasten K10’s application mobility and disaster recovery capabilities.  Read more →
Kasten and Red Hat: Migration and Backup for OpenShift

Kasten and Red Hat: Migration and Backup for OpenShift

This post was co-authored with James Labocki, Red Hat. Enterprises across the globe can now use Red Hat’s OpenShift Kubernetes platform along with Kasten’s K10 software based, data platform to seamlessly rollout, upgrade, and protect their cloud-native applications. Read more →