Kasten by Veeam K10 V5.0 provides secure backup and recovery for Kubernetes data and applications
Kasten by Veeam announced the new Kasten by Veeam K10 V5.0 Kubernetes data management platform. Purpose-built for Kubernetes, this latest release focuses on delivering a comprehensive risk management strategy, streamlined CI/CD pipelines, and new ecosystem advancement details that optimize and de-risk Kubernetes investments.
These advancements are all aimed at helping the growing Kubernetes community work more efficiently and securely in cloud-native applications.
“As ransomware attacks continue to remain the top concern for organizations, a comprehensive risk management strategy to help continuously identify risks, protect data, detect attacks, and provide disaster recovery for cloud-native applications is critical,” said Gaurav Rishi, Vice President of Products and Partnerships at Kasten by Veeam. “Our latest release remains focused on helping businesses minimize the financial impact caused by attacks on cloud data and applications. At the same time, we’re also addressing developers’ needs for backup solutions that don’t only integrate with the CI/CD tools they use, but pave the way for automation to detect and protect applications as they are deployed.
Backing up Kubernetes applications while adapting to agile, left-shifted development, and distributed deployment environments remains a challenge for many organizations. Appliance-based approaches do not properly account for the unique characteristics of Kubernetes, and replication does not protect against infrastructure failure, data corruption, data loss, or ransomware. Having a cloud-native solution in place ensures secure and reliable backup without disrupting workflows or adding complexity that could impede innovation.
Key new features of Kasten K10 V5.0 include:
- Security everywhere: Enhanced platform hardening, including KMS integration with AWS KMS and HashiCorp Vault, coupled with ease of use of native Kubernetes RBAC objects exposed in UI dashboards, detection of ransomware attacks with AWS S3 or S3-compatible storage supporting S3 Object Lock, data protection policy guardrails, and support for Veeam-hardened Linux repositories with immutability that provides comprehensive protection against ransomware.
- Shift-left applied to data protection: Fully integrated add-ons for recently launched Amazon EKS Blueprints, Level III certified Red Hat OpenShift Operator with full lifecycle capabilities, new integrated Kanister Blueprints for MS SQL and PostgreSQL Operator and simplified UX for operations with the new editor Blueprint for more intuitive use and streamlined workflow, and a new report builder for critical metrics.
- Extended ecosystem: Enabling integrations with leading technologies and platforms ensures customers freedom of choice in a growing range of solutions across the ecosystem, including support for Red Hat Marketplace, SUSE Rancher Marketplace, VMWare vSphere with Tanzu and Falco.
“Cloud-native applications are being developed at a pace never seen before, and with DevOps and shift-left principles, deploying applications in Kubernetes is faster and much more scalable. Yet, at the same time, backing up Kubernetes applications remains a constant challenge,” said Danny Allan, CTO at Veeam. “This latest release provides secure backup and recovery for Kubernetes data and applications while removing the complexity of deploying and operating Kubernetes in the enterprise. As more Veeam customers look to take advantage of Kubernetes, the ease of use of Kasten K10 V5.0 will be key to supporting data protection and backup in their new environments.
“The alarming rate of ransomware attacks and the increased use of cloud-native app development means it’s only a matter of time before cloud-native apps become more heavily targeted,” said Johnny Yu, Research, Storage and Computing Manager at IDC. “Now more than ever, businesses need a backup solution that is flexible across multiple clouds and can proactively provide visibility into a potential attack before it happens. With its new K10 V5.0 release, Kasten by Veeam is positioning itself as a solid choice for enterprises looking for comprehensive, end-to-end ransomware protection for Kubernetes environments.
Features introduced in the new Kasten K10 V5.0 underscore Kasten’s dedication to Kubernetes users by integrating DevOps and shift-left principles and enhanced security. The general availability of the new Kasten K10 V5.0 is expected in June.