CloudCasa by Catalogic and Ondat Bring Bundled Offering for Kubernetes Storage and Data Protection
At "half price" of other industry leaders in sectorThis is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on February 23, 2023 at 2:02 pm
Catalogic Software, Inc. announced a new bundled offering of its native back-up-as-a-service platform CloudCasa and Ondat, a Kubernetes-native data platform provider.
This combined offering provides customers with a unified solution to run their stateful applications on Kubernetes, without worrying about availability, performance, protection, or data management and recovery.
As per a recent benchmarking report, the Kubernetes storage provider, Ondat, is 32% faster than its competitors. CloudCasa by Catalogic is recognized as a Leader and Outperformer in the GigaOm Radar for Kubernetes Data Protection Report. This bundled offering from is a cost-effective solution to address Kubernetes Day 2 challenges including storage and infrastructure management, data mobility across different environments, and backup and recovery for Kubernetes workloads. DevOps and platform teams will now have a simple, easy to consume software-as-a-service solution that gives the flexibility to store, manage, and backup applications anywhere on-premises, hybrid, or cloud environments.
“Choice is a key factor for our customers; Ondat provides a breadth of Kubernetes integrations independent of the underlying storage provider and CloudCasa supports a variety of storage backup needs, avoiding vendor lock-in for our customers,” said Richard Olver, CEO, Ondat. “We’re pleased to team up and offer a bundle that delivers a best-in-class enterprise container native storage and data protection strategy for applications on Kubernetes, at a lower entry price point and lower TCO to deliver and manage.”
CloudCasa protects Kubernetes environments with a cyber-resilient, scalable backup and disaster recovery service for cloud native applications. Ondat is a container-native, software defined storage solution for Kubernetes, to run stateful workloads with high availability, scale, and security. The joint solution stack provides users with a comprehensive, high performance, and application portable solution.
“Our combined offering delivers performance, scale, management, availability and data protection for stateful workloads at a significant cost savings. Primary production Data and Secondary backup data have their own requirements and characteristics that are better addressed by two Kubernetes solutions that exclusively focus on these challenges,” said Sathya Sankaran, founder and GM, CloudCasa by Catalogic. “We’re pleased to team up with Ondat to deliver Kubernetes data protection as a service, and ensure their data is protected, tamper-proof and available to be restored anywhere – on-premises, cloud, or hybrid.”
CloudCasa integrates natively with all Kubernetes storage platforms such as Ondat, and other managed Kubernetes services. it provides cluster and cloud-aware backups allowing organizations to easily restore data across clusters, regions, cloud accounts and cloud providers. This bundled offering is available to existing Portworx customers at a 50% discount off the current pricing of Ondat and CloudCasa in the first year. Channel partners will also get special incentives in the form of a SPIFF based on net new opportunities.
Additional information about the new bundled offering for channel partners may be found here while customer information may be found here.
It is a significant announcement from 2 specialists of Kubernetes environment.
We just wonder if the market will follow this kind of initiatives from 2 confidential players having some difficulties to gain visibility on the market.
Ondat did a layoff a few months ago, and is not listed as sponsor for the coming KubeCon in April in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, CloudCasa will be there and they both were present at last KubeCon show in Detroit last October.
Never easy to emerge in such new segments for pure players with gorillas, some coming from other markets. The key question is always why an end-user will create its own complexity by selecting such vendors. Does it represent a risk?