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 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 →
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 →