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7 Reasons to Adopt a Kubernetes-Native Backup Solution

7 Reasons to Adopt a Kubernetes-Native Backup Solution

Organizations continue to make the shift to Kubernetes environments, but challenges involving stateful data backup remain.  According to a 2019 survey conducted by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), 78% of the respondents said they were using Kubernetes in some form, and 95% report they are using, evaluating or planning storage use in Kubernetes. Read more →
How to Protect AKS Clusters on Azure Stack with Kasten K10

How to Protect AKS Clusters on Azure Stack with Kasten K10

In this tutorial, we show you how to install Kasten K10 for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) on Azure Stack using specific values that are usually defaulted on the Azure public cloud. First, we go through the steps to set up an AKS cluster; then we install Kasten K10, which is a very short and simple procedure. To conclude, we provide a short walkthrough of Kasten K10 and run a few tests to confirm everything was set up correctly.  Read more →
How to Configure K10 with RBAC for Multi-Tenant Environments

How to Configure K10 with RBAC for Multi-Tenant Environments

A common requirement that shows up during conversations with customers is that they would like K10, Kasten’s data management platform, to provide multi-tenancy. At Kasten, we have achieved this by integrating natively with Kubernetes Role Based Access Control (RBAC). Read more →
Kubernetes Backup and Restore for MySQL using Kasten K10

Kubernetes Backup and Restore for MySQL using Kasten K10

In this tutorial, we will use the Kasten K10 Data Management Platform for two different strategies to backup and restore a MySQL database on a Kubernetes cluster, using Google Kubernetes Engine for the cluster: Crash consistent volume snapshots Logical backups Read more →
How to Configure K10 with OIDC Based Authentication Using Okta

How to Configure K10 with OIDC Based Authentication Using Okta

Introduction K10 is a data management platform, purpose-built for Kubernetes. It provides enterprise operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for backup/restore, disaster recovery, and mobility of Kubernetes applications. This article shows how we deliver on the “easy-to-use” and “secure” aspects of the product by enabling OpenID connect (OIDC) based authentication with well known providers such as Okta, Google, Dex, Keycloak and Ping ID to name a few. Read more →
Kasten Announces Platinum CNCF Membership

Kasten Announces Platinum CNCF Membership

For those of you who don’t already know us, Kasten is the market leader for Kubernetes data management. We make it very easy for both developers and operators to build and run stateful cloud-native applications by providing an extremely easy-to-use Kubernetes-native platform for backup, disaster recovery, and cross-cluster and cloud application mobility. 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 →
Kubernetes Backup and Restore on MongoDB using Kasten K10

Kubernetes Backup and Restore on MongoDB using Kasten K10

This post covers how to use Kasten K10 to backup and restore the MongoDB database operating in the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) environment. GKE is a fully managed Kubernetes engine by the Google Cloud platform. In this post, we walk through three ways to take a backup using Kasten K10: Crash consistent volume snapshots, Logical, Application consistent (quiesce) 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 →
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 →