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KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Europe: Kasten Unveils K10 Enterprise Data Management Platform

Backup automation and infrastructure portability, capabilities supporting Kubernetes adoption in Europe and regional data sovereignty laws

Kasten, Inc. unveiled automation and infrastructure portability capabilities for its solution, the K10 Enterprise Data Management platform at KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Europe 2020.

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Kasten K10 Security Diagram

Purpose-built for Kubernetes, K10 provides enterprise operations teams with easy-to-use, scalable, and secure Kubernetes backup and restore, DR, and application mobility. These capabilities will help organizations scale their cloud native infrastructure and Kubernetes applications in order to support global business growth and ensure compliance with regional data sovereignty laws, including GDPR.

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has noted that Europe has the highest rate of container adoption worldwide. The increased adoption of DevOps methodologies in the region as well as associated cloud native technologies like containers and Kubernetes is having an impact on innovation and business transformation. As a result, the demand for Kubernetes-native solutions that address key business challenges – such as Day 2 operational challenges like backup and portability of Kubernetes applications in production – is accelerating.

K10 ecosystem diagram
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Kasten K10 Ecosystem Diagram

Because of the growing demand for solutions that support robust cloud native environments, the company’s capabilities in the K10 Enterprise Data Management platform improve the automation of data management and simplify infrastructure portability across varying cloud environments and geographies.

These include:

  • Automation with policies: It supports extensible policies that provide consistency across a growing list of databases and storage infrastructures based on an application’s protection requirements. K10’s level of automation helps cloud and operations teams work across multiple applications and apply forward-looking data policies that can automatically protect applications and ensure they comply with regional data regulations as they are deployed and scaled.

  • Infrastructure portability: Its application transformation engine empowers CloudOps teams to provide application portability benefits at a massive scale – across infrastructures and storage systems as well as geographies and regions. This capability has been further enhanced with pre-built templates and expanded support for Azure disks, GCE Persistent Disks and AWS EBS.

  • Secure self-service: It introduces deeper RBAC integrations that improve self-service capabilities in Kubernetes. This provides teams with greater visibility and enhanced control over backup and DR policies for authorized applications to promote data protection and meet corporate and regulatory mandates.

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Kasten Dashboard Simple

We’ve seen a rapid increase in demand for automated data management capabilities that can support operations across a growing deployment of cloud-native applications,” said Gaurav Rishi, head, product. “K10’s automation workflows support massive scale and productivity gains to ensure that these capabilities can extend across all major Kubernetes distributions, both on-premises and public clouds. This also helps overcome the IT skills gap that is prevalent in Europe as much as it is elsewhere in the world. We recently had a large enterprise show us how just two of its ops team members were able to migrate and backup more than 170 diverse applications using Kasten K10 over a weekend.

The company’s policy-based approach to Kubernetes data management is a benefit for organizations faced with increasingly complex cloud-native deployments as the result of growth, regardless of staffing and scale. According to 451 Research’s pathfinder report: Kubernetes Backup and Application Portability – Modernizing Data Protection, a Kubernetes-native approach to security, data and application protection can reduce or eliminate some up-front challenges by using an automated, policy-based model. Portability is an additional benefit of a containerized approach; it provides the ability to move applications across namespaces, clusters, regions, infrastructure providers or even different Kubernetes distributions.

We selected Kasten K10 for its easy to use backups, simple UI interface, and cross-platform support for multiple clouds that could handle any type of workload,” said Moritz Kneilmann, director, cloud solutions, Demodern. “With our portfolio of global customers, having separate backups ensures that in case of DR each client has their own isolated environment, and K10 makes that possible with its very simple setup. It’s also useful for our developers to set up their own environments or have a ready to go production setup, which helps greatly to speed up the development cycle.

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