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Kasten Helps Simplify The Complexities Of Data Protection For Kubernetes | Tom Leyden


In this episode of Let’s Talk recorded at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU, Swapnil Bhartiya sat down with Tom Leyden, VP of Marketing at Kasten by Veeam, to talk about Kasten’s presence at the event. Although the pandemic has thrown the world into turmoil, the tech sector has continued to see strong growth. It has also acted as a catalyst for the increasing adoption of open source technologies such as Kubernetes. Leyden discusses the increasing interest in people wanting to learn about Kubernetes and how Kasten is helping them in their journey.

Leyden goes into detail about the difference in data protection in the cloud compared to traditional IT, and some of the misconceptions their customers can have. He explains the evolution they are seeing with awareness of data protection and the cultural shift they are seeing in organizations where the responsibility lies.

Key highlights of this video interview are:

  • Leyden explains the level of interest they are seeing in people wanting to learn about Kubernetes, which led them to the launch of their hands-on learning experience
  • Leyden discusses the difference in data protection in the cloud compared to the traditional IT world. He explains that customers can sometimes be confused with whether they are running stateless or stateful applications, and do not always realize that they need to backup the data.
  • Some people presume that Kubernetes has data protection built-in. Leyden explains some of the misconceptions people can have about their data and protecting the entire architecture. He explains how Kubernetes-native backup solutions like Kasten K10 by Veeam can help.
  • Leyden goes into detail about how much awareness there is about data protection. He details some of the trends they are seeing with backup and explains that when building new applications, backup is not always seen as a priority, instead it is on getting it running. He explains the evolution they are seeing with Kubernetes’ awareness though.
  • While the shift-left movement has made security top priority, Leyden feels there will be a similar shift seen with data protection. Leyden explains that while we are seeing a redefining of personas, backup concerns and responsibilities are being embraced by the people designing, building, and running the application.
  • Leyden explains some of the verticals that are seeing strong adoption of Kubernetes. He goes into detail on the success of one of their use cases and how Kasten helped them shift part of their infrastructure to Kubernetes.

Connect with Tom Leyden (LinkedIn, Twitter)

The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.

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