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Kasten K10 V5.0 Offers Enhanced Kubernetes Security And More

by Harold Fritts
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Kasten by Veeam announced Kasten K10 V5.0 Kubernetes data management platform. This release delivers a comprehensive risk management strategy, streamlined CI/CD pipelines, and new ecosystem advancement details to optimize and de-risk Kubernetes investments. Kasten K10 V5.0 is purpose-built for Kubernetes with advancements to help the ever-expanding Kubernetes community work more efficiently and securely in cloud-native applications.

Kasten by Veeam announced Kasten K10 V5.0 Kubernetes data management platform. This release delivers a comprehensive risk management strategy, streamlined CI/CD pipelines, and new ecosystem advancement details to optimize and de-risk Kubernetes investments. Kasten K10 V5.0 is purpose-built for Kubernetes with advancements to help the ever-expanding Kubernetes community work more efficiently and securely in cloud-native applications.

Backing up Kubernetes applications while accommodating agile, shift-left development, and distributed deployment environments continue to challenge organizations. Appliance-based approaches do not account for the unique characteristics of Kubernetes, and replication doesn’t protect against infrastructure failures, data corruption and loss, or ransomware. Kasten’s cloud-native solution ensures secure, reliable backup without disrupting workflows or adding complexity that inhibits innovation.

Alternative to current solutions

DevOps teams seek an efficient solution to address backup and restore, disaster recovery, and application mobility. Current solutions come up short when managing legacy architectures that lack requisite elasticity and do not employ modern, declarative approaches resulting in a weak fit with existing container-based environments.  Teams rely on multiple tools and scripts, resulting in a complex and challenging architecture to manage. Current tools cannot automatically discover and securely protect Kubernetes applications exposing data and failing to meet compliance requirements. The limited Kubernetes ecosystem support tends to tie enterprises to legacy products requiring cumbersome scripting efforts.

The Kubernetes platform is fundamentally different from all earlier compute infrastructures, using its placement policy to distribute application components. Containers can be dynamically rescheduled or scaled, while new application components can be added or removed at any time.

As Gaurav Rishi, VP of Products & Cloud Native Partnerships at Kasten by Veeam, explains:

“As ransomware attacks continue to remain the highest concern for organizations, a comprehensive risk management strategy to help continuously identify risk, protect data and detect attacks, and deliver disaster recovery for cloud-native applications is crucial. Our latest release remains focused on helping enterprises minimize financial impact caused by attacks on data and cloud applications. At the same time, we’re also supporting developer needs for backup solutions that not only integrate with the CI/CD tools they use but pave the way for automation to detect and protect applications as they get deployed.”

New key features of Kasten K10 V5.0

  • Security everywhere: enhanced platform hardening, including KMS integration with AWS KMS and HashiCorp Vault, coupled with the ease of use of Kubernetes native RBAC objects exposed in UI dashboard, ransomware attack detection with AWS S3 or S3-compatible storage supporting S3 Object Lock, data protection policy guardrails, and support for Veeam hardened Linux repository with immutability offering comprehensive, end-to-end ransomware protection.
  • Shift left applied to data protection: fully integrated add-on for newly launched Amazon EKS Blueprints, Level III certified Red Hat OpenShift Operator with full lifecycle capabilities, new built-in Kanister blueprints for MS SQL and PostgreSQL Operator, and simplified UX for Operations with new Blueprint Editor for a more intuitive and streamlined workflow, and new Reports Generator for critical metrics.
  • Expanded ecosystem: enabling integrations with industry-leading technologies and platforms, ensuring customers can have freedom of choice in a continually broadening array of solutions across the ecosystem, including support for Red Hat Marketplace, SUSE Rancher Marketplace, VMWare vSphere with Tanzu and Falco.

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Danny Allan, CTO at Veeam, added:

“Cloud-native applications are being developed at a pace never seen before, and with DevOps and shift-left principles, application deployment in Kubernetes is proving faster and far more scalable. Yet, at the same time, backing up Kubernetes applications remains a constant challenge. This latest release provides secure backup and recovery for Kubernetes data and applications while eliminating the complexity in deployment and operations for Kubernetes in the enterprise. As more Veeam customers look to leverage Kubernetes, Kasten K10 V5.0 ease-of-use will be critical to support data protection and backup in their new environments.”

The capabilities introduced in the new Kasten K10 V5.0 underscore Kasten’s dedication to Kubernetes users, integrating DevOps and shift-left principles and hardened security. General availability of the new Kasten K10 V5.0 is expected in June. To learn more about Kasten and see Kasten K10 V5.0 in action, visit Kasten by Veeam during KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2022 Europe and VeeamON 2022.

For more information, please visit www.kasten.io or try K10 for Free. We also have a demo with Michael Cade on K10 V4 to get caught up on what’s possible with the Kasten offering.

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