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Kubernetes Backup and Recovery with HPE and Kasten by Veeam

Kubernetes Backup and Recovery with HPE and Kasten by Veeam

This post was co-authored with Michael Mattsson, HPE Learn how to protect applications and persistent storage running on Kubernetes using the HPE CSI Driver for Kubernetes and Kasten K10 by Veeam®. The HPE CSI Driver for Kubernetes and Kasten K10 is a jointly supported data management solution, and it’s available immediately. Read more →
Kubernetes Multi-cluster and Multi-tenancy with Kasten K10 3.0

Kubernetes Multi-cluster and Multi-tenancy with Kasten K10 3.0

Kasten by Veeam has introduced multi-cluster support in K10 v3.0 that extends to multi-tenant environments. These capabilities have been introduced in direct response to tremendous customer demand and provide immense productivity advantages. This post takes a step back to explain why customers are using multiple clusters. The post then dives under the covers to explain the benefits provided with the novel approach Kasten K10 has taken to handle backup and disaster recovery in these growing Kubernetes multi-tenant and multi-cluster environments. Read more →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
PostgreSQL Backup and Restore on Microsoft Azure using Kasten K10 - part 1

PostgreSQL Backup and Restore on Microsoft Azure using Kasten K10 - part 1

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 Microsoft Azure. There are two primary options for running Kubernetes on Azure: Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), and Azure Red Hat OpenShift. This blog post is based on AKS.  The fully managed AKS makes deploying and managing containerized applications easy and offers serverless Kubernetes, an integrated continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) experience, and enterprise-grade security and governance. PostgreSQL (often referred to as Postgres), is an Open Source relational database, popular in the cloud-native community. Kasten’s K10 data management platform, it 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 COVID-19

Kasten and COVID-19

As we all know, COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus has been quickly spreading and worldwide efforts have now concentrated on flattening the curve! To help support these efforts, Kasten is asking all employees in impacted areas to work from home, stopping all travel, and is closing down offices for the near term. There are a number of excellent resources out there that cover how to plan and prepare for these extremely unusual circumstances we all find ourselves in. Instead of covering those, I want to cover how this impacts our customers today and, in the hope that it might be useful to others too, also cover how we have prepared for the ensuing weeks and months to minimize any internal or external disruption. Read more →