Are you currently running applications in containers? Are you looking at containers as a new way to develop and run your IT services? A common challenge is finding a reliable way to provide the enterprise storage and data protection your applications need in a Kubernetes environment.
At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2021, Veritas talked about our new solution for Kubernetes that provides persistent enterprise storage and data protection for applications running in containers. Here’s a quick recap.
Veritas provides an API-driven approach to storage and data protection designed to integrate seamlessly with Kubernetes to help make your environment ‘production ready.’ We deliver key functionality that lays the foundation for running your enterprise applications in production Kubernetes environments. What exactly does Veritas deliver?
Enterprise data protection – NetBackup gives you the ability to protect Kubernetes environments with quick and intuitive data protection for all application components in a Kubernetes namespace. NetBackup also provides application mobility by offering flexible recovery to different Kubernetes clusters and distributions – both on-premises and in the cloud!
Advanced storage management – InfoScale Kubernetes Edition is deployed as a containerized application, and it provides high-performance, persistent storage for your Kubernetes clusters with integrated migration and DR capability! InfoScale works with nearly any traditional SAN and can also be configured using direct attached storage with an advanced feature called Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS), reducing your costs and operational complexity while improving your application performance!
Figure 1 will give you a detailed view of how Veritas delivers persistent storage and data protection for containerized applications in a Kubernetes environment.
We had several interesting conversations last year that provided invaluable insight into how organizations use containers and what kinds of things they want to do and see in the future. There were a few key areas of focus that stood out for us:
Based on what we heard last year, we prioritized our development to focus on functionality that organizations need. We’ve delivered several releases for each focus area – and there’s a lot more yet to come!
Given how often we heard that users were looking for advanced resiliency functionality for their Kubernetes environments, we ensured our development strategy focused on exactly that. Here’s the high-level view of what we’re doing from a resiliency perspective:
Veritas released several new and interesting features in the past year based on direct feedback and discussions we had at KubeCon last year:
All this only scratches the surface. Both InfoScale and NetBackup have several very interesting and innovative features currently in development – and these features will be available well before you head off to KubeCon in 2023!
Veritas provides industry-leading data management technology that gives you the functionality you need to run your enterprise applications in containers. With storage management and data protection designed for Kubernetes, our goal is to provide users with an advanced software-defined, flexible, and enterprise-grade foundation that lets you confidently run your containerized applications.
For more information on the Veritas solution for containers, check out this solution paper. You can also check out our Kubernetes solution page.