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 →
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 →
Kasten K10 and End-to-End Security

Kasten K10 and End-to-End Security

End-to-End Encryption, huh, yeah! What is it good for? Absolutely everything! Say it again y’all! Sung to the tune of War (What Is It Good For). Apologies to Edwin Starr. Read more →
Kasten and Pure Storage: Raising the Bar for Kubernetes Backup and Mobility

Kasten and Pure Storage: Raising the Bar for Kubernetes Backup and Mobility

This blog was co-authored with Jon Owings, Pure Storage.  The results of some alliances are so beneficial that you wonder why the alliance didn’t exist earlier. The partnership we are announcing today between Pure Storage™ and Kasten falls into this category. Enterprises across the world are actively working to not only build cloud native applications, but also to roll out critical Day 2 services, such as Kubernetes application backup and mobility that traditional solutions don’t support. With Pure Storage’s unique all-flash systems coupled with Kasten’s innovative K10 software, your enterprise operations teams now have a Kubernetes solution for flexible storage, backup, and mobility with unparalleled performance and operational simplicity. Read more →
Announcing Kasten K10 Version 2.5

Announcing Kasten K10 Version 2.5

The need for contingency planning has never been more visible! It is exceedingly important to enable application portability so that your operations remain unhindered. With accelerating production deployment of Kubernetes applications, we are excited to announce the availability of version 2.5 of K10, Kasten’s cloud-native data management platform. Some of the world’s largest enterprises are already using K10. The new version adds a unique Cloud-Native Transformation Framework with two very significant capabilities for backup and mobility for Kubernetes applications: Data Transformations and Application Transformations. These capabilities build on the security and operational simplicity pillars of K10 to bring about cloud-native scale for data and deployment portability and flexibility. Read more →
Backup and Recovery for Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service with Kasten K10

Backup and Recovery for Microsoft Azure Kubernetes Service with Kasten K10

Enterprises all over the world are seeing more cloud-native applications deployed on Kubernetes. This is making Day 2 services such as backup and mobility for Kubernetes applications a pain point for some IT organizations. Kasten K10 v2.0 has been battle-hardened to solve this very pain point as organizations grapple with an easy and reliable way to handle business continuity requirements in this cloud-native environment. Kasten provides a backup and recovery solution on Microsoft Azure that keeps the application as the unit of atomicity while simplifying data management operations and maintaining consistency. Read more →
Flavors of Data Management in Kubernetes

Flavors of Data Management in Kubernetes

  In Demystifying Cloud-Native Data Management: Layers of Operation we covered the building blocks for storing state in a cloud-native application. Now let’s look at the various data management options to enable use cases like Backup and Restore, Application Mobility, and Disaster Recovery. Data management is a critical Day 2 service that enterprises need for business continuity during an accidental or malicious loss of data in addition to meeting compliance requirements. Additionally, efficient data mobility is a critical data management necessity to ensure that enterprises have the freedom to choose the best physical storage, data service, or cloud vendor. Read more →
Demystifying Cloud-Native Data Management: Layers of Operation

Demystifying Cloud-Native Data Management: Layers of Operation

  As containerized applications go through an accelerated pace of adoption, Day 2 services have become a here and now problem. These Day 2 services include data management functions such as backup and disaster recovery alongwith application mobility. In this new world of containerized cloud-native applications, microservices use multiple data services (MongoDB, Redis, Kafka, etc.) and storage technologies to store state and are typically deployed in multiple locations (regions, clouds, on-premises). Read more →