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 →
Backup and Disaster Recovery for Rook+Ceph with Kasten K10

Backup and Disaster Recovery for Rook+Ceph with Kasten K10

With the increasing growth of stateful applications in Kubernetes, we have also seen the rapid growth in the usage of Ceph to provide storage to cloud-native applications. More often than not, we see Ceph clusters being predominantly deployed via the Rook cloud-native storage orchestrator. In fact even Red Hat, with their release of OpenShift 4, has moved their OpenShift Container Storage (OCS) platform to Rook+Ceph. Read more →
Storage Systems and Data Management for Kubernetes: Power in Diversity

Storage Systems and Data Management for Kubernetes: Power in Diversity

The last twelve months have been momentous for the growth of stateful applications on Kubernetes. There has been innovation in every corner of the ecosystem ranging from higher-level abstractions such as the Container Storage Interface (CSI) and the widespread adoption of this interface by storage vendors, new cloud-native Software-Defined Storage (SDS) systems (e.g., Longhorn), vendor-specific support such as VMware vSphere’s support for First Class Disks (FCDs) and Cloud Native Storage (CNS), the redesign of database systems to use cloud-native architectural principles (e.g., Vitess). Read more →
Enterprise Data Management for Red Hat OpenShift 4 with Kasten K10

Enterprise Data Management for Red Hat OpenShift 4 with Kasten K10

As we continue to make deep inroads into the Global 2000 list of enterprises, we more often than not run into Red Hat OpenShift running in production within these companies. OpenShift, based on Kubernetes, has been designed to securely “build, deploy and manage your container-based applications consistently across cloud and on-premises infrastructure” and we see it being deployed today not just within private data centers but also in the public cloud. Read more →
Rook, Ceph, CSI, Kubernetes, and K10: An All-in-One Stateful Experience on your Laptop

Rook, Ceph, CSI, Kubernetes, and K10: An All-in-One Stateful Experience on your Laptop

Dec 27: Updated to use the Rook v1.2.0 release. With the rise of stateful applications in Kubernetes and the rapid adoption of the Container Storage Interface (CSI) by both Kubernetes distributions and storage vendors, it is now rare to find a public or private Kubernetes offering that does not support stateful applications out of the box. However, we still haven’t seen the same out-of-the-box experience with Kubernetes installed on developer machines and local test environments. Read more →