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Why You Should Read Kubernetes Backup & Recovery For Dummies

This Kasten by Veeam special edition of Kaelble’s book was written to help developers understand the importance of cloud native backup and recovery for Kubernetes environments...

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Apps are everywhere — and used for everything. Since the launch of the iPhone, their presence in our day to day lives has been growing, helping us navigate everything from healthcare to entertainment to shopping and food delivery.

And today, more and more developers are turning to container-based app development. In fact, Gartner predicts that public and distributed cloud container management services could be the default choice for three-quarters of new custom enterprise applications by 2024. And according to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), 92 percent of respondents to a 2020 survey say they use containers in production — a percentage that’s 3X higher than it was in 2016.

Use of Kubernetes is increasing rapidly, as it is the most commonly used platform for container orchestration. The platform is robust, reliable, scalable and extensible, and it supports application mobility. However, the widespread use of relational and nonrelational databases on Kubernetes can leave your data exposed if you don’t have the right data management systems in place.

A Deep Dive into the What, Why, and How of Kubernetes Backup

Many developers assume that if you are replicating your data, that’s sufficient. And while replication improves data availability and protects against partial infrastructure failure, it doesn’t protect against data loss or corruption. Steve Kaelble, author of Kubernetes Backup & Recovery For Dummies puts it this way: 

Downtime can be incredibly expensive. That’s one reason why so many people love running containerized applications on Kubernetes. But the replication and assorted other magic that makes this happen is not the same thing as backup. Your data is still very much at risk, unless you set out quite deliberately to protect it.

This Kasten by Veeam special edition of Kaelble’s book was written to help developers understand the importance of cloud native backup and recovery for Kubernetes environments, and how to implement a solution that eliminates risk while simplifying and accelerating the development of containerized applications. 

In a nutshell, here’s what you’ll learn by reading Kubernetes Backup & Recovery For Dummies:

  • How Kubernetes became popular, what’s great about it and what are some drawbacks
  • Why cloud-native backup is essential for protecting Kubernetes applications
  • Best practices for backing up Kubernetes applications, with an expiration of differences in architecture, and how to ensure security and recoverability
  • How to attain cloud-native application mobility
  • How to integrate your backup and recovery system with the tools, security policies and auditing requirements you have in place

Kubernetes Backup & Recovery For Dummies is the best way to learn about how you can best protect your Kubernetes applications with a cloud native backup solution designed specifically for the unique requirements of containerized applications. It’s a fast-paced read that’s easy to digest and understand — and will help you get started with backing up your Kubernetes applications the right way.

Download the book today for a deep-dive and clearer understanding of cloud native backup for Kubernetes.

Michael Cade

A community first technologist for Kasten by Veeam Software. Based in the UK with over 16 years of industry experience with a key focus on technologies such as cloud native, automation & data management. His role at Kasten is to act as a technical thought leader, community champion and project owner to engage with the community to enable influencers and customers to overcome the challenges of Cloud Native Data Management and be successful, speaking at events sharing the technical vision and corporate strategy whilst providing ongoing feedback from the field into product management to shape the future success.


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