Protect containerized workloads with Kasten By Veeam and Cloudian

Containers package an application and its dependencies into a distributable image that can run almost anywhere, streamlining development and deployment. This technology sets you on course to become a flexible, agile digital enterprise capable of accelerating the delivery of innovative and disruptive software solutions and services.

At first glance it may seem that containers don’t need to be backed up, since containers live for short times and traditionally were stateless. As container technology has found enterprise adoption, however, modern containerized applications are not only stateful but also create and use data that is persistent and business critical. It is therefore essential to protect modern apps and the associated data for business continuity and against catastrophic events.

Why Choose Kasten and Cloudian for Day 2 Kubernetes Data Management

Solution

Kasten By Veeam and Cloudian have teamed to bring a truly cloud native approach to this mission critical problem. The Kasten K10 data management software platform has been purpose-built for Kubernetes. K10’s deep integrations with Kubernetes distributions and cloud storage systems provide for protection and mobility of your entire Kubernetes application. K10, with operational simplicity as a core tenet, makes Kubernetes application and associated data protection as easy as 1-2-3.

Cloudian’s HyperStore is an enterprise-grade S3-compatible object storage platform. It runs in your data center and uses the S3 API plus other cloud-technology elements to provide cloud-like data access. From the application point of view, it is cloud storage. Cloudian makes it easy to use private cloud storage to protect your Kubernetes applications with a verified integration with Kasten. With native support of the cloud standard S3 API, including S3 Object Lock data immutability, Kasten and Cloudian offer seamless protection for modern applications at up to 70% less cost than public cloud.

 

 

Backup and Recovery for Modern Apps

Cloudian provides a local, disk-based object storage target for backing up modern apps using Kasten K10 over your local, high-speed network. The solution lets you backup and restore large data sets in a fraction of the time required for public cloud storage, leading to enhanced Recovery Point Objectives (RPO) and Recovery Time Objectives (RTO). To further ensure high performance, the solution supports recovery directly from Cloudian HyperStore without the need to rehydrate an intermediate storage tier.

Industry-Leading Security and Ransomware Protection

Cloudian is a hardened object storage system that includes enhanced security features such as secure shell, integrated firewall and RBAC/IAM access controls to protect backup copies against malware. In the WORM mode, the storage system has system root disabled to avoid breaches below the storage layer. To ensure data security for modern apps, Cloudian supports AES-256 server-side encryption for data at rest and SSL for data in transit (HTTPS). Fine-grained storage policies—including encryption at object and bucket-levels—permit security settings to be individually configured for different users or data types in a shared-storage environment.

In addition, to protect data from ransomware attacks, Cloudian HyperStore and Kasten support Object Lock for air-tight data immutability all the way up to the operating system root level. This permits backup data copies to be made tamper proof for a set period of time, which prevents hacker encryption or deletion and enables recovery of a clean data copy without having to pay ransom.

Hybrid Cloud-Enabled

For DR purposes, Cloudian’s data management functionality lets you create a remote data copy. Replicate backup data to a second Cloudian site, or to low-cost deep archive storage such as AWS Glacier. With policy-based management, your offsite copy will be automatically kept up to date.

Lowest TCO

Cloudian HyperStore is a scale-out object storage system that provides a fast, cost-effective backup and archive platform at up to 70% less cost than public cloud storage or traditional storage options. The scale-out architecture lets you start small and grow, rather than buying capacity long in advance. A software-defined-storage model gives you the option of deploying on the hardware of your choice or on Cloudian’s pre-configured storage appliances.

Kasten-Validated Solution

Cloudian is Kasten-validated to ensure trouble-free integration. Kasten’s native support for the S3 API enables seamless integration with Cloudian HyperStore.

SOLUTION BENEFITS

Modern App Protection
  • Protection for persistent application data in modern apps
  • Backup for stateful and stateless applications
Highly Secure
  • Most security-certified on-prem object storage
  • Hardened storage ships with secure shell, RBAC/IAM and Integrated firewall
  • Root Disabled for tamper resistance at the OS level
Data Immutability for Ransomware Protection
  • Object Lock feature protects backup copies of modern apps from encryption by ransomware
  • Assured restore in event of an attack
Superior RPO/RTO
  • Fast restore from on-prem, disk-based backup target
Modular and Limitlessly Scalable
  • Start small and expand without downtime
Cloud Compatible
  • Replication to public cloud for DR
  • Compatible with AWS, Azure, GCP
Trouble-free Integration
  • Kasten validated for backup and Immutability