The adoption of Kubernetes in enterprise software development has led to applications being deployed, patched, and scaled faster, improving customer experience and time to market. According to Gartner®, "By 2027, more than 90% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, which is a significant increase from fewer than 40% in 2021." (Gartner, How to Run Containers and Kubernetes in Production, Arun Chandrasekaran, 1 September 2022. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved).
However, as more organizations run production-grade containerized workloads using Kubernetes, Day 2 challenges of ensuring application protection for Kubernetes clusters arise. These challenges include preparing for disaster and protecting your applications from ransomware attacks and accidental production data deletion. Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) is a managed Kubernetes service, and by default, every Kubernetes cluster’s control plane component created through OKE is highly available to offer reliability in the event of a disaster for the control plane. OKE also meets industry security and compliance standards by integrating Kubernetes with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) security controls. This integration enables further protection of Kubernetes environments against cyber security threats.
But our customers are always seeking solutions to better protect their application workloads that run in the Kubernetes data plane. So, we’re excited to announce that Kasten by Veeam now supports OKE clusters to backup and restore to further protect your data and mitigate against the risks of disaster of your Kubernetes application workloads on OKE.
OKE simplifies the operations of enterprise-grade Kubernetes at scale. It reduces the time, cost, and effort needed to manage the complexities of a Kubernetes infrastructure. OKE lets you deploy Kubernetes clusters and ensure reliable operations for both the control plane and the worker nodes with automatic scaling, upgrades, and security patching. OKE also provides a fully serverless Kubernetes experience with virtual nodes that enables you to run containerized applications at scale without spending more resources on managing, scaling, upgrading, and troubleshooting the infrastructure of your clusters.
When you use OKE, you can make the most of OCI capabilities. OCI offers customers operational flexibility, granular configuration control, and ease of use with its flexible shapes, which eliminates the need for guessing fixed shapes when requirements change. OKE provides significant cost-saving advantages when compared to other cloud providers for standard use cases. These savings can significantly add up when you aim to enable Kubernetes at a growing scale.
Kasten K10 is a cloud native data management platform for Day 2 operations. It provides enterprise DevOps teams with an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for backup and restore, disaster recovery, and application mobility for Kubernetes applications. Kasten K10 features offer operational simplicity and integrates with relational, NoSQL databases, and now with OKE. Our customers are confident that their Kubernetes applications and data are protected and always available with the easy-to-use, reliable cloud native data management platform. Key solution benefits include the following examples:
Seamless integration: Use OKE and OCI Block Volume storage with Kasten K10 to seamlessly backup, move, and recover your Kubernetes workloads.
Ease of use: State-of-the-art multicluster management interface, that’s easy to install and extensible.
End-to-end Security: Support for Kubernetes RBAC, token auth, OCI Identity and Access Management (IAM), and industry-standard encryption with data immutability to defeat ransomware attacks and avoid accidental or malicious deletion.
Kubernetes native: Protect k8s workloads deployed on OKE with no extra hardware, appliances, or third-party software.
“Cloud native applications built on OKE have brought immense benefits of feature velocity and productivity, with high availability across multiple availability and fault domains,” said Aanand Krishnan, VP of product management at Oracle. “OKE customers looking for backup and disaster recovery for regulatory and compliance reasons have typically managed this on their own. Recognizing the need for a fully managed solution, OKE is now integrated with Kasten’s K10 solution to do seamless data protection of cloud native applications running on OKE. In addition to compliance, this offers a key line of defense against disasters, Ransomware, and an increasingly hostile cyber environment.”
“Containers are becoming the preferred way to run business-critical applications, and enterprises want data protection solutions that are both secure and easy to use,” said Gaurav Rishi, VP of product and partnerships at Kasten by Veeam. “With Kasten by Veeam and OCI, they can get the best of both worlds: high performance, scale, and security for their Kubernetes workloads.”
Installing Kasten K10 on Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes is straightforward and easy to do. To learn how to get started and be up and running in just minutes, see Protecting Oracle Kubernetes in the Cloud!
With this new Kasten by Veeam support, OCI furthers our mission to ensure our customers can safely back up their containerized workloads as well as recover them quickly and reliably.
Stop by the Oracle booth at Kubecon to speak with one of the solution engineers to learn how you can back up OKE and get a demo. Also, attend the joint Kasten by Veeam-OCI sessions at Kubecon to learn more about the key capabilities delivered to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure customers.
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Experienced product manager at both large and startup firms where he managed the entire product lifecycle, integrating customer and market requirements into products, enabling the sales force, and working closely with strategic technology partners. Currently, he manages Strategic partnerships in Backup, DR, Storage, and Cloud cost management domains