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Velero vs. Kasten
Open source Velero has become the backup standard in the Kubernetes world. Let's see why switching to a closed-source solution like Kasten no longer makes any sense!
Velero is the open source Kubernetes backup solution that is widely used by the community. Kasten is a commercial alternative to Velero that was recently acquired by the popular backup company Veeam.
Let us examine why folks choose one over the other and whether an alternative approach is more suitable to the Kubernetes community. There are many commercial solutions available to users that are like Kasten and many of the factors examined here will apply to them as well
Benefits of Velero Over Kasten
Velero has several benefits that Kasten does not. These benefits are why Velero is the default choice for many, and they move to a commercial alternative only when Velero doesn’t meet one of their specific requirements.
Manage, Run and Support Velero Backups at Scale!
Introducing CloudCasa for Velero
Enjoy a centralized GUI and multi-cluster management for Velero, with live support! And best of all, CloudCasas for Velero is priced to be 20-25% of Kasten's per worker node pricing. There is no need to move away from Velero to address any of your issues with Velero.
- Open source compatible
- Expert Support
- 20% of the cost of Kasten!
Considerations for Velero users in moving to Kasten
Velero is a single cluster solution. You must define and manage settings and policies at a cluster level and replicate them on each cluster. This results in a lot of management overhead and potential configuration drift.
Kasten was originally built as a single cluster solution as well. It added a multi-cluster manager to its architecture in version K10 v3.0. Since it was a band-aid, Kasten’s multi-cluster manager acts more or less as a configuration distributor rather than as a manager. This poor man’s implementation allows you to templatize settings and configs but doesn’t really prevent drifts.
Our Recommendation: If you are considering switching because you need multi-cluster management, we recommend taking a look at CloudCasa for Velero– specifically designed to offer multi-cluster management on top of Velero. You don’t need to switch or migrate away and there is no lock-in. You can adopt the multi-cluster management layer fast, with no disruption or downtime.
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