Red Hat announced new capabilities and features for Red Hat OpenShift, the company's enterprise Kubernetes platform.
Afi.ai introduced Afi Data Platform, a cloud-based replication and resiliency service that helps to monitor, predict downtime and recover K8s applications.
Afi platform is purpose-built to protect K8s and cloud applications. Afi Data Platform helps to address the demand for native container application data protection and disaster recovery, a market that is forecasted to exceed $200 million in 2022.
Afi Data Platform first scans K8s application components and identifies storage resources, application pods, namespaces and Kubernetes cluster configuration. After the initial scan, Afi analyzes and maps the resources and relationships between the application components. It uses its AI engine to distinguish between different types of container workloads (such as DBs, application servers, load balancers) and detect stateful containers. Afi then uses the knowledge about the application structure to create an equivalent Kubernetes configuration and replicate the primary K8s application instance to a secondary location. Afi can maintain
Afi currently works with K8s deployed in Azure and Google Cloud Platform.