CNCF Live Webinar: Data Protection in a Kubernetes Native World

Presented by: Kasten

Recorded: Tuesday March 16, 2021

As cloud native adoption and usage continues to explode, Kubernetes native backup is one of the most critical, yet overlooked, challenges faced by Kubernetes operators today. According to an ESG study, 75% of IT professionals believe containers can be backed up the same way legacy applications are backed up. However, container-based applications have fundamentally different architectures and as such require fundamentally different backup approaches. Kubernetes, the fastest-growing infrastructure platform, is quickly becoming the foundation for all applications, no matter where they might be deployed. Its ubiquitous nature has it on track to be the next enterprise platform of choice, joining the ranks of Linux and vSphere. Given the increased agility, portability, and reliability seen by development teams using Kubernetes, there has been a sudden influx of applications onto the platform including stateful applications such as databases and NoSQL systems. Due to this rapid application growth and increased production deployments at scale, enterprises are now focused on “Day 2” production challenges such as data management, security, and observability. While Kubernetes takes away a lot of the pain of ensuring high availability and scalability of your application services, these benefits do not extend to your data, making data management of Kubernetes applications a critical priority. In this webinar, we will cover seven critical considerations for Kubernetes-native backup and show their importance in implementing a cloud-native backup strategy that will protect your business-critical data in a developer-focused platform: • Kubernetes Deployment Patterns • DevOps and “Shift Left” • Kubernetes Operator Challenges • Application Scale • Protection Gaps • Security • Ecosystem Integration. We will also cover the pitfalls of trying to retrofit legacy backup architectures into a cloud-native ecosystem but, more importantly, focus on the benefits of deploying a truly cloud-native backup solution.

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