Kasten by Veeam launches new Kubernetes K10 V4.5 data platform

Vaibhav Kamra, Chief Technical Officer, Kasten by Veeam.

Kasten by Veeam®, the market leader for Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery announced the launch of the new Kasten K10 V4.5 Kubernetes data management platform.

This release is focused on delivering an improved out-of-the-box experience, expanding edge capabilities, and broadening ecosystem support for data services and partner technologies.

These innovations help organisations protect and optimise their Kubernetes investments. 

“Current Kubernetes data management tools require extensive expertise and set up time.”

“They lack process automation for managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting within an environment,” said Vaibhav Kamra, Chief Technical Officer at Kasten by Veeam.

“Offering improved capabilities for a smoother out of the box experience and providing additional ecosystem integration helps meet those needs as container adoption increases.” 

Kasten K10 V4.5 data management platform has launched new capabilities, including a wealth of innovative features for Kubernetes DevOps teams and administrators.

Improved out-of-the-box experience

Kasten K10 V4.5 provides out of the box integration with a complete set of tools to effectively deploy, manage, monitor and troubleshoot Kubernetes environments rather than legacy tools.

The inclusion of pre-integrated tools helps minimise time to market for new deployments and offers flexibility to select the best tools in the Kubernetes ecosystem to avoid vendor lock-in.

Kasten K10 V4.5 data management platform has also been designed to include additional coverage for Kafka, Apache Cassandra, K8ssandra, and Amazon RDS

Edge support and improved data security

Kubernetes has emerged as the standard for orchestrating containers in edge environments driven by applications like video streaming, AI, and high-volume retail applications.

Kasten K10 V4.5 supports secure and reliable data backup and recovery wherever its needed.

The innovative addition of K3s and EKS Anywhere Kubernetes distributions lets enterprises secure all edge applications from data loss, corruption, or malicious attacks. 

Expanded ecosystem support

Our customers have successfully continued to demand for increased support of more storage, data services and Kubernetes distribution partner technologies.

Kasten K10 provides features and capabilities to a number of users, de-risking and enriching customer environments while enabling them to take advantage of Kubernetes advancements.

The latest release also makes it easier for customers to access and purchase Kasten K10 supported solutions through a wider range of partner organisations and their marketplaces. 

Kasten K10 V4.5 extends the value of customer’s existing Veeam investments with support for shared Veeam Backup & Replication storage repositories.

The innovation brings new backup target support for storage types like Cisco S3260 and HPE Apollo, ReFS and XFS formatted block storage, deduplication appliances, and SMB targets.

“Veeam Backup & Replication data path integrated to Kasten K10 V4.5, users have a pathway to extend investments into Kubernetes environments,” said Danny Allan, C.T.O, Veeam.

“Users have better visibility and easier access to a repository that includes containerised Kubernetes apps, access to Veeam’s portable backup file format for volume content that increases mobility and more capabilities for enriching Kubernetes deployments.”

According to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, the adoption of Kubernetes in production continues to experience growth with a 300% increase since 2016.

Kasten K10 V4.5 provides mission critical data management and decreased friction that administrators and developers can immediately deploy into production workflows. 

To learn more about Kasten K10 V4.5 and see it in action you can visit Kasten by Veeam at KubeCon +CloudNativeCon 2021 North America in-person or virtually.

Kasten by Veeam is furthermore sponsoring Cloud Native Data Management Day, a hybrid event that is co-located with KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021.

The hybrid event which includes three tracks of presentations; community, technical and industry, will also feature a live program held at the GRAMMY® Museum L.A., CA.

Comments from partners

“The complexity of the cloud has never had an end and this means that the more people innovate, the more expansive environments will become in their operational offerings.”

“This impacts businesses across DevOps, ITOps and security teams that rely on Kubernetes for the operation of these IT systems,” said Geoff Burke, Senior Backup Engineer, ThinkOn Inc.

“Kasten K10’s enables organisations to integrate the Kubernetes ecosystem with the confidence that all data and applications are protected, resilient and scalable.”