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7 key Kubernetes backup requirements MSPs should insist upon
Many organisations have found managing and protecting their data in on-prem environments to be even more unreliable and unwieldy during the pandemic – especially when supply chains are delayed.
As businesses look to ditch traditional tech for the far more stable, scalable and portable environment that the cloud provides, there has been a growing adoption of cloud-native development practices, particularly Kubernetes.
Yet despite bringing welcome benefits over on-prem systems, moving to the cloud typically comes with plenty of challenges.
Although Kubernetes has powerful application deployment capabilities, there are obstacles to be overcome.
Users cite a lack of in-house expertise around how best to protect their Kubernetes infrastructure and recover it in the event of accidental deletion, malicious activity or corruption.
Forward-looking MSPs are now offering this service and as the move to the cloud accelerates the protection of Kubernetes environments, it will likely be a growth market for many years to come.
However, for MSPs to recover a client’s data smoothly and satisfactorily after an accident, system failure or even a deliberate attack, they will need to have deployed a Kubernetes-native backup that fully protects applications.
Traditional systems will not suffice because they are unable to target “an application” or “a namespace” in Kubernetes.
This means they have no way of knowing that a VM or disk contains everything an app needs when it is moved from one site to another.
For any DR solution to work, it must not only capture and move application metadata that the orchestration system can understand, but also link it to whatever persistent state the application is using.
It is also vital that the DR system recovers all of this information as a cohesive unit. Any system that protects only at the VM and Disk level and does not include the finer details of what makes up an application on Kubernetes will inevitably fall short.
Cloud-native backup solutions, though, have no problem adapting to the dynamic nature of Kubernetes.
They recognise updates between backup events and grasp all application context, whereas legacy backup solutions struggle to take on board changes.
The testing of Kubernetes-native backup platforms is also typically easy to perform. This gives the customer peace of mind and helps with demonstrating compliance, while the ability to deliver multi-cluster scalability provides MSPs with efficient, cost-effective, rapid deployment.
The added benefit of improved security makes Kubernetes-native backup solutions essential for Kubernetes application development.
Only with a purpose-built native backup strategy, will MSPs feel totally confident they can capitalise fully on customer demand for Kubernetes protection.
Here are seven key Kubernetes backup requirements MSPs should insist upon:
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