Veeam Software übernimmt Kasten Inc. für Kubernetes Backup- & Disaster Recovery

Columbus (Ohio), Starnberg, 07. Okt. 2020 - Einsatz von Container-basierten Anwendungen beschleunigen; Container und Mikroservices als Grundlage cloud-nativer Apps...

Zur Ankündigung: Veeam Software hat zwischenzeitlich bekannt gegeben, das Unternehmen Kasten Inc. - Anbieter von Kubernetes Backup und Disaster Recovery (K10 Platform) - in einer Bar- und Aktientransaktion im Wert von 150 Millionen US-Dollar übernommen zu haben. Laut 451 Research, Teil von S&P Global Market Intelligence, nutzen derzeit fast drei Viertel der Unternehmen Kubernetes oder planen, dies in den nächsten zwei Jahren zu tun. Veeam ist nach eigenen Angaben davon überzeugt, dass diese Verlagerung eine massive Chance für die Zukunft des Datenschutzes schafft.

Zudem bekräftigt die Übernahme Veeams Engagement, Zitat: "die geschäftliche Transformation der Kunden in zukunftsfähige Architekturen zu unterstützen“. Mit dieser Akquisition plant Veeam Kasten Inc. in seine Cloud-Datenmanagement-Plattform für moderne Datensicherung zu integrieren und so die Datenverwaltung für Unternehmen "radikal zu vereinfachen".

Abb. 1: Automated Backup and Restore of all Your Production Stateful Kubernetes Applications (Bildquelle: kasten.io)


Hier die gekürzte Originalmeldung mit weiteren Informationen zur Aquise und der kasten.io - Lösung.

"As applications using microservice-based architectures have quickly gained traction in the enterprise, this shift has established a new segment of application development methodology known as DevOps. Containers are a critical component of this DevOps-led infrastructure and application modernization, and Kubernetes has emerged as the dominant container orchestration platform – creating a significant opportunity for a single data protection platform that includes virtual, physical, cloud and Kubernetes environments.

  • Veeam recognizes the strategic importance of this environment, the increasing importance of providing modern data management that is deeply integrated into Kubernetes, and the growth of DevOps to improve quality, increase scalability, and accelerate application delivery while reducing daily management. With the Kasten K10 Data Management Platform, Veeam will now be able to offer enterprise operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for Kubernetes Backup and application mobility with unparalleled operational simplicity. 

“With the acquisition of our partner Kasten, we are taking a very important next step to accommodate our customers’ shift to container adoption in order to protect Kubernetes-native workloads on-premises and across multi-cloud environments. This significant milestone strengthens Veeam’s commitment to continue to deliver the industry’s leading Cloud Data Management platform that will support data protection for container-based applications built in Kubernetes environments.” 

  • While the Kasten K10 platform will continue to be available independently, it will also be integrated into Veeam Backup & Replication™ to offer a comprehensive data management solution. With Kasten’s protection of container workloads and Veeam support for virtual machines, physical servers, SaaS applications and cloud workloads, this best of breed technology will provide all organizations a single platform for modern data protection.

“The enterprise landscape is shifting as applications rapidly transition from monoliths to containers and microservices,” said Niraj Tolia, Chief Executive Officer at Kasten. “With Kubernetes at the core of this infrastructural shift, Kasten's innovation in Kubernetes-native data management combined with Veeam's expertise in Backup, both on-premises and in multi-cloud environments, will significantly advance the state of modern data management. Veeam's success has been a beacon of inspiration for the Kasten team and we are very excited to join forces with a company where there is so much philosophical alignment.”

  • Kasten will operate as a separate Kubernetes Business Unit (BU) within Veeam. Kasten’s founders, Niraj Tolia and Vaibhav Kamra, will lead the business unit – Tolia as its President and General Manager, and Kamra as Chief Technology Officer, Kubernetes BU. All teams including sales, marketing, R&D, and customer service will stay intact to continue growing the business with increased investment in people and resources. 

Veeam’s commitment to the Kubernetes community will also continue through the contribution to Open Source and other community projects that Kasten has supported, including the Kubernetes Storage Special Interest Group and the Data Protection Working Group in Kubernetes, which aim to improve storage operations and promote data protection support for the Kubernetes user base.

Additionally, Veeam will continue to support  Kanister, Kasten’s open source project that extends support for and execution of data management tasks in Kubernetes, and the development of  kopia, a fast and secure open-source tool to manage Backups."

Abb. 2: Kanister, extensible open-source framework for application-level data management on Kubernetes (Bildquelle: kasten.io)

Anwenderzitat: "We are excited to see Veeam and Kasten coming together to deliver the leading Kubernetes-native Backup solution. Given our use of Veeam to protect our critical business data and infrastructure and the increasing footprint of Kubernetes in our environment, this combined solution will provide us with the flexibility to protect our applications and data, no matter what environment they are deployed in, and the ease-of-use to help scale our teams. Knowing that we have the right Backup and disaster recovery infrastructure in place for both virtualized and cloud-native environments will allow our teams to move faster and with confidence.” – Markus Kretzer, Head of IT, Buhl Data Service.


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