Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) is a fully managed Kubernetes service provided by AWS. It's a managed Kubernetes service where you don't have to maintain or create the cluster control plane or underlying infrastructure. EKS runs a cluster control plane across multiple AZs to ensure it maintains high availability and automatically replaces unhealthy instances. It works with different AWS services to provide scalability and security for your application.
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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+).
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