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The new version of Kubernetes data management platform Kasten has been unveiled. Kasten by Veeam K10 V5.0 provides features to improve Kubernetes security, including the application of shift-left for data protection.

Veeam says that many organizations are struggling to back up Kubernetes applications while applying flexible shift-left development and distributed deployment environments. Appliance-based approaches do not sufficiently take into account the unique characteristics of Kubernetes. In addition, replication does not protect against infrastructure failures, data corruption, data loss or ransomware. Veeam sees a cloud-native approach as the solution to secure backups without disrupting workflows or adding complexity.

New features

Kasten was updated with a Key Management Service (KMS) integration with AWS KMS and HashiCorp Vault. Kasten also offers stronger detection of ransomware attacks with AWS S3 or S3-compatible storage supporting S3 Object Lock. The new version includes support for Veeam-hardened Linux repositories with immutability.

Kasten K10 V5.0 also focuses on applying shift-left to data protection. For this purpose, it offers fully integrated add-ons for new Amazon EKS Blueprints and Level III certified Red Hat OpenShift Operator with full lifecycle capabilities. New built-in Kanister blueprints for Microsoft SQL and PostgreSQL Operator contribute to the shift-left approach as well. There’s also a simplified UX for Operations with a new Blueprint Editor for a streamlined workflow.

What is further notable about the new release is that there remains a lot of focus on building out the ecosystem of Cabinets. For example, the platform now offers support for Red Hat Marketplace, SUSE Rancher Marketplace, VMware vSphere with Tanzu and Falco.

Kasten K10 V5.0 is scheduled for release in June. This week, both KubeCon + CloudNativeCon and VeeamON will take place. Techzine is present at both events and expects to hear more about the platform there.

Tip: Veeam wants to dominate the data world with flexibility and reliability