CloudCasa by Catalogic announced the integration with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) at KubeCon in Valencia and it has so far received positive feedback from customers. In this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk, Swapnil Bhartiya sits down with Sathya Sankaran, Founder and General Manager, CloudCasa by Catalogic and Sebastian Głąb, CloudCasa Architect, as they give a demo and explain the key reasons to use CloudCasa to protect AKS Applications.
Key highlights from this video interview are:
- Awareness is key when protecting workloads running under certain managed services. Having AKS integration means you can capture information on how the cluster is configured allowing you to restore information quickly. Sankaran explains that credential storing is dangerous so they introduced the ability to connect to Azure through Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates.
- Glab shares the top reasons why ARM integration is better, firstly, they do not ask users to generate any access or secret keys since you should not store credentials. ARM integration means that after integration with the Azure account with CloudCasa, they can automatically discover all the AKS clusters and resource groups within the Azure account. Thirdly, ARM integration gives you more control of your account.
- The AKS integration means users can see all the clusters they have installed and running in their Azure clusters so if they need to bring back data quickly, they can. They can add multiple Azure accounts for centralized visibility into all their cloud accounts and all the clusters in those accounts so they can choose which workloads to protect to help with compliance.
- Sankaran explains that the AKS integration with CloudCasa also helps with data protection and backup for insurance purposes. He discusses how the CSI standard for Kubernetes only supports snapshots but doesn’t help restore Azure files. Sankaran feels that this is where CloudCasa solves this problem.
- Privacy is an important factor when protecting data, so to tackle this CloudCasa’s backup data is encrypted end to end. Sankaran explains that it is possible to send the data from the Azure infrastructure to an Azure storage using the Azure backbone and bypassing the public internet.
- Glab demonstrates how they spin up the cluster and do recovery as code without intervention from the user. He explains that they can also do across account restore and how it works.
- Sankaran shares some final insights into the benefits of CloudCasa explaining that they automatically update the user’s agents, and maintain a backup infrastructure. He explains that they support a multi-tenancy option and can enable multi-tenancy self-service backup and restore.