As Kubernetes is increasingly deployed in mission-critical operational environments, organizations are increasingly becoming concerned with Kubernetes backup and recovery, security and other data management issues. Initially, the majority of containerized applications were stateless, which allowed them to be more easily deployed on a public cloud. However, as stateful applications that require access to a database have become containerized using Kubernetes, the need to seriously consider Kubernetes backup and recovery has increased dramatically.
Whether Kubernetes is being used in a deployed environment to give a new lease of life to monolithic applications, or refactor legacy applications, or implement new dynamic distributed applications, the need to protect its stateful data remains. An organization’s need to maintain SLAs, and ensure container-based services are always available in a correct state, will always be top of mind. Therefore, a minimum viable Kubernetes distribution requires effective backup and recovery of Kubernetes cluster components and persistent data for productive operation.
For organizations running Kubernetes in production environments, Bacula Enterprise is the first enterprise backup and recovery platform that provides an enterprise-grade solution with deployed Kubernetes clusters to backup and recover data consistently across all its platforms.