Latest Version of Kasten K10 Released with Enhanced Kubernetes Security

Global Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery provider Kasten by Veeam has released the latest version of its Kasten K10 Kubernetes data management platform, version 5.0. Purpose-built for Kubernetes, the new edition focuses on giving a complete risk management approach, improved CI/CD pipelines, and additional ecosystem advancement elements that help to optimize and de-risk Kubernetes investments.

All of these advancements are aimed at assisting the growing Kubernetes community in creating more efficient and secure cloud native applications.

Photo Gaurav Rishi, Vice President of Products and Partnerships at Kasten by Veeam
“Our latest release remains focused on helping enterprises minimize the financial impact caused by attacks on data and cloud applications,” said Gaurav Rishi, Vice President of Products and Partnerships at Kasten by Veeam.

Many enterprises are still struggling to backup Kubernetes applications while embracing agile, shift-left development, and distributed deployment settings, stated Kasten by Veeam. Replication cannot guard against infrastructure failures, data corruption, data loss, or ransomware, and appliance-based techniques do not account for the particular properties of Kubernetes, the company added. A cloud native solution would offer secured and reliable backup without disturbing operations or introducing complexity that may stifle innovation.

“As ransomware attacks continue to remain the highest concern for organizations, a comprehensive risk management strategy to help continuously identify risk, protect data, detect attacks and deliver disaster recovery for cloud native applications is crucial,” said Gaurav Rishi, Vice President of Products and Partnerships at Kasten by Veeam. “Our latest release remains focused on helping enterprises minimize the financial impact caused by attacks on data and cloud applications. At the same time, we’re also supporting developer needs for backup solutions that not only integrate with the CI/CD tools they use but pave the way for automation to detect and protect applications as they get deployed.”

Secured Backup and Recovery for Kubernetes

  • Security everywhere – Enhanced platform hardening, including KMS integration with AWS KMS and HashiCorp Vault, as well as the ease of use of Kubernetes-native RBAC objects exposed in UI dashboards, ransomware attack detection with AWS S3 or S3-compatible storage supporting S3 Object Lock, data protection policy guardrails, and support for Veeam-hardened Linux repositories with immutability, provide comprehensive ransomware protection.
  • Shift-left applied to data protection – Level III certified Red Hat OpenShift Operator with full lifecycle capabilities, new built-in Kanister blueprints for MS SQL and PostgreSQL Operator, and simplified UX for Operations with new Blueprint Editor for a more intuitive and streamlined workflow, as well as new Reports Generator for critical metrics.
  • Expanded ecosystem – Clients may choose from a growing number of solutions throughout the ecosystem thanks to integrations with industry-leading technologies and platforms, including as Red Hat Marketplace, SUSE Rancher Marketplace, VMWare vSphere with Tanzu, and Falco.

“Cloud native applications are being developed at a pace never seen before, and with DevOps and shift-left principles, application deployment in Kubernetes is proving faster and far more scalable. Yet, at the same time, backing up Kubernetes applications remains a constant challenge,” said Danny Allan, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Veeam. “This latest release provides secure backup and recovery for Kubernetes data and applications while eliminating the complexity in deployment and operations for Kubernetes in the enterprise. As more Veeam customers look to leverage Kubernetes, Kasten K10 V5.0’s ease-of-use will be critical to support data protection and backup in their new environments.”

Cloud-Native Applications

“The alarming rate of ransomware attacks and the increased use of cloud-native application development means it’s only a matter of time before cloud-native applications become more heavily targeted,” said Johnny Yu, Research Manager, Storage and Computing at IDC. “Now more than ever, enterprises need a backup solution that is flexible across multiple clouds and can proactively offer visibility into a potential attack before it happens. With its new K10 V5.0 release, Kasten by Veeam has positioned itself as a solid choice for companies that are looking for comprehensive, end-to-end ransomware protection for Kubernetes environments.”

The new Kasten K10 V5.0 features would demonstrate Kasten’s commitment to Kubernetes users by combining DevOps and shift-left concepts, as well as hardened security. The updated Kasten K10 V5.0 is planned to be available in June.