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Kasten by Veeam’s Kanister Accepted by Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) as Sandbox Project

Danny Allan, Chief Technology Officer, Veeam
Danny Allan, Chief Technology Officer, Veeam

The acceptance by the Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) as a sandbox project indicates that the project adds value to the CNCF mission and encourages public visibility within the community

Kasten by Veeam, a leading player in Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery, has announced that Kanister, an open-source framework that provides application-level data backup and recovery, has been accepted by the Cloud Native Compute Foundation (CNCF) as a sandbox project, indicating that the project adds value to the CNCF mission and encourages public visibility within the community. Kanister, created as an open-source project in 2017, removes the tedious data management details around Kubernetes execution with sharable blueprints that make it easy to add, change or reuse workloads and providers so application-level data protection is consistent across hybrid clouds. The platform fosters freedom of choice and control of stateful workloads to provide users with a customizable experience that ensures data is well-protected.

“This validation by the CNCF will only benefit our users, and we’re excited to see the community continue to flourish as a result.”

Danny Allan, Chief Technology Officer, Veeam

In 2022, the Data on Kubernetes Community survey found 70%of respondents were running stateful applications in production while the DataDog Container Report found databases are the majority of stateful workloads. However, stateful workloads require orchestration before and after a CSI VolumeSnapshot to ensure an application-consistent state for backup and recovery – this becomes especially important amidst the rapidly growing ransomware attack threat, increasing by 12% in 2023, over the previous year.

Kanister helps solve this by providing “day two” data protection operations by coordinating Kubernetes storage, application services, and off-cluster backups, ensuring data is protected in the event of a breach. Kanister puts Kasten’s experts with domain knowledge of specific applications in charge of tedious data management tasks with minimal application changes needed by the end user, adding an additional layer of security for an organization’s critical data.

“With Kanister, users have the ability to use existing blueprints or author their own with the confidence of knowing it is backed by Kubernetes experts with extensive domain knowledge,” said Danny Allan, Chief Technology Officer, Veeam. “This validation by the CNCF will only benefit our users, and we’re excited to see the community continue to flourish as a result.”

Since its inception, the Kanister community has contributed blueprints for a variety of databases, including AWS RDS, Postgres, MariaDB, and ElasticSearch, to provide data consistency for the growing wave of stateful workloads on Kubernetes.

Kasten by Veeam blends commercial and open-source platforms, including Kanister, into an enterprise data protection and management solution. Kasten by Veeam is a Platinum member of the CNCF.

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