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Veeam Acquires Kasten

by Adam Armstrong

Veeam announced that it has acquired the data backup, disaster recovery and mobility platform for Kubernetes, Kasten. Kasten has been in the container/Kubernetes space for almost three years. Kasten was acquired through cash and stock and the deal is said to be roughly $150 million dollars in value.

Veeam announced that it has acquired the data backup, disaster recovery and mobility platform for Kubernetes, Kasten. Kasten has been in the container/Kubernetes space for almost three years. Kasten was acquired through cash and stock and the deal is said to be roughly $150 million dollars in value.

Veeam Kasten

Kasten came out of stealth during the snowy KubeCon Austin, Texas in 2017. Their main product, K10, is an application-centric data management platform. K10 is all about balance, from the application and throughout the infrastructure. It is beneficial to both operators and developers balancing the needs of both. Operators are able to control data protection and mobility of the entire application stack while developers can focus on core application logic. The company goes on to state that their platform will give enterprises the freedom to fully adopt and reap the benefits of cloud-native platforms regardless of the type of workload.

As containers and Kubernetes continue to gain adoption the need to protect them will go up in kind. Veeam recognized this need and with the acquisition of Kasten, along with its K10 Data Management Platform, the company will be able to offer enterprise operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for Kubernetes Backup and application mobility with operational simplicity. Veeam intends to integrate K10 into its Backup & Replication, though those that wish to, will still be able to use K10 independently. Kasten will operate as a separate business unit within Veeam. Kasten will continue to operate independently and form a new business unit under Niraj Tolia, Kasten’s current CEO and founder

The combined companies will bring several benefits but Veeam is focused on three:

  1. The breadth of data management
    1. The combination of Veeam and Kasten enables customers to have a comprehensive and leading backup and DR solutions across the private, public and multi-cloud environments. The breadth of support for physical, virtual and cloud-based infrastructures, as well as traditional and cloud-native applications, is quite high.
  2. Application-Centric alignment with the business
    1. This application-centric approach means that the key cloud data management goals around backup & recovery, cloud mobility, monitoring & analytics, orchestration & automation, and governance & compliance can be implemented and measured at the application layer.
  3. Power of platform
    1. The Veeam Cloud Data Management Platform is the foundation on which their customers build their data management practices. With native intuitive experiences for the IT owners of SaaS, Cloud and now Kubernetes, there is still the potential to leverage the power of the platform to provide consistent centralized reporting, data management and policy application.

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