Kubernetes has become ubiquitous as an orchestrator for container application; however, it is also well known for its steep learning curve. If you’re a storage administrator or an IT generalist, you might get tasked with backing up stateful applications in Kubernetes. Where are you going to start? How can you meet the availability and protection requirements simply, efficiently, and without having to become a Kubernetes expert? Read on to learn how Kubesafe and NetApp can help.
Kubesafe, a NetApp Excellerator and Founder Friendly Labs startup, offers the first Kubernetes data protection solution that does not require an intermediate object storage infrastructure or additional hardware. Kubesafe employs enterprise-proven existing business continuity solutions like NetApp® SnapMirror® and NetApp Snapshot™ copy technologies, enabling customers to leverage their investment in existing infrastructure for container applications, saving time, effort, and money. Furthermore, it’s simple to set up and run and doesn’t require a deep underlying knowledge of Kubernetes.
NetApp ONTAP® data protection capabilities form the foundation for the availability and data assurance that today’s information-centric environments demand. Snapshot copies are efficient, point-in-time images of the data that offer almost instant recovery. SnapMirror provides secure high-speed transport of Snapshot copies to additional locations, enabling enhanced site-to-site failover and disaster recovery. And all of this is tied together with flexible policy and scheduling options to support the operational requirements of business-critical applications.
Charlotte Brooks is a technical marketing engineer at NetApp. Specializing in data protection solutions. Contact her at email@example.com.