Kasten Introduces New Kubernetes Data Management Capabilities
August 18, 2020

Kasten unveiled new automation and infrastructure portability capabilities for its flagship solution, the K10 Enterprise Data Management platform.

Purpose-built for Kubernetes, K10 provides enterprise operations teams with easy-to-use, scalable, and secure Kubernetes backup and restore, disaster recovery, and application mobility. The new 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.

Kasten's newest 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: K10 supports extensible policies that provide consistency across a growing list of modern databases and storage infrastructures based on an application's protection requirements. K10's level of automation helps cloud and operations teams work seamlessly 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: K10's 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: K10 introduces deeper RBAC integrations that improve self-service capabilities in Kubernetes. This provides teams with greater visibility and enhanced control over backup and disaster recovery policies for authorized applications to promote data protection and meet corporate and regulatory mandates.

"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 of Product, Kasten. "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."

Kasten's policy-based approach to Kubernetes data management is a major 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 major benefit of a containerized approach; it provides the ability to move applications across namespaces, clusters, regions, infrastructure providers or even different Kubernetes distributions.

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