Protect Kubernetes Data
The adoption of Kubernetes and its ecosystem has continued its rapid growth, with over 5.1 million developers worldwide now using Kubernetes. Developers are adopting and utilizing Kubernetes to manage containerized workloads and services. Kubernetes has many benefits for organizations and developers including auto scaling, automated deployment and rollback, self-healing, loading balancing and application centricity.
However, it has also brought some challenges to operators and developers. These include managing storage, confirming persistent volumes are ready for high-scale production workloads and ensuring the data sitting on those persistent volumes is protected. These are challenges that Ondat™ and CloudCasa™ by Catalogic are here to help you solve quickly and easily.
CloudCasa and Ondat Partnership to protect kubernetes data
Ondat and CloudCasa are happy to announce a partnership that to enables organizations to run, protect, recover, secure, migrate and manage a Kubernetes data plane that scales. CloudCasa recently joined Ondat and other pioneers in the Kubernetes ecosystem in the Data on Kubernetes (DoK) community. Via DoK we share the common aim to assist in the emergence and development of techniques for the use of Kubernetes with persistent data. Keep your eyes peeled for us at a future DoK London Meetup with Ondat.
Why Ondat for Kubernetes Storage Management
Ondat is a container-native, software defined storage solution for Kubernetes, to run stateful workloads with high availability, scale, and security. Ondat installs in a cloud native containerized way using an operator and runs on any conformant Kubernetes cluster. It is truly platform agnostic, with no changes to your Kubernetes nodes required – no kernel drivers – no hardware dependencies – equally happy to run on a developer laptop, bare metal clusters with kube-virt, virtual machines, or cloud instances.
Ondat allows you to virtualize any underlying storage and provides enterprise grade data services such as thin provisioning, snapshots, replication and failover for HA, encryption of data at rest and in transit, and with automatic key management on a per volume basis for security for all your RWO or RWX volumes.
With a community edition that your developers will love, to an enterprise tier that will support the most demanding of users, Ondat is the container storage choice for any use case from the largest of enterprises to the smallest of single node edge deployments. Whether you want to run hyperconverged storage in Kubernetes on bare metal to support co-located containers and virtual machines, through to virtualizing and replicating storage between cloud AZ’s, Ondat is the perfect solution.
Coupled with enterprise-grade data protection in the form of CloudCasa, Ondat can even help you free your data and migrate workloads between Kubernetes environments. With a simple snapshot, backup and restore, you are ready to use Kubernetes to deliver the next generation of data intensive solutions for your business.
Why CloudCasa for Kubernetes Backup and Restore
We are seeing more and more stateful workloads, and that means data needs to persist beyond the lifetime of a container or pod. This is one of the primary reasons Ondat is developing technologies for making stateful workloads lightweight, simple, performant and highly available – so developers can build better – faster.
Obviously with the transition to stateful workloads the data being stored increases in importance and needs to be protected. That’s where CloudCasa comes into play. If you care about the data and your cluster resources, it is crucial to run frequent backups of them. Here are some of the key reasons a platform for protecting, recovering, securing, migrating, and managing Kubernetes applications is a must:
- Application portability
- Application scale
- Reporting and compliance
- Protecting against data loss
Data loss can be from user error or accidental deletion, hardware or environmental failures, and ransomware and cyber-attacks.
Unfortunately, backup and recovery are challenges for Kubernetes admins and developers. Many of the kube-native backup solutions offered are build-it-yourself solutions that are complex, and both resource and time consuming to install, maintain and operate. And they are not cloud-aware or cloud-native.
You’ll be glad to hear CloudCasa addresses these challenges. We have focused on simplicity by offering a cloud-aware, backup-as-a-service. You can be up and running backups on your cloud-native and kube-native workloads in under 10 minutes from first signing up for the service. With CloudCasa, protecting and recovering containerized workloads couldn’t be any easier.
CloudCasa integrates natively with all flavours of Kubernetes, storage platforms like Ondat, and managed services such as Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS). CloudCasa relies on CSI-compliant storage platforms like Ondat to take and manage snapshots to back up and restore Kubernetes Persistent Volumes.
Your Next Steps
CloudCasa and Ondat are passionate about freeing and protecting your kube-native data. At Catalogic we have over two decades of experience in the data protection realm, and we are offering CloudCasa as-a-service so you don’t have to worry about the many complexities of setting up a backup and recovery solution for Kubernetes workloads. Instead, you can focus on DevOps to build and deliver your business applications faster.
To see a demo of how easy this is, watch this short video on CloudCasa backups and restores with Ondat snapshots and attend this webinar with Ondat or watch it on demand: Kube-Native Data Protection as a Service with CloudCasa and Ondat.