Kasten by Veeam has announced the release of the new Kasten by Veeam K10 V5.5 Kubernetes data management platform. Purpose-built for Kubernetes, the latest release introduces powerful new capabilities around Autonomous Operations and Cloud Native Expansion. As a complement to the suite of modern data protection and recovery solutions offered by Veeam to protect all data assets across virtual, cloud-native, SaaS, Kubernetes and physical workloads, these advancements will address the challenges historically found in Kubernetes around operational complexity at scale, especially due to the diversity of deployment environments.
New capabilities of Kasten K10 V5.5 include:
Intelligent Policies: Kasten K10 capabilities for intelligent decisions that simplify data protection at scale. Users can now factor in the application’s non-peak usage hours and specify a backup window accordingly. Kasten K10 will not only honor the backup windows but will further automate the sequencing of the underlying backup jobs. This optimizes the utilization of the underlying infrastructure and automatically handles conflict resolution when multiple policies are scheduled.
Boosted ease of deployment and scale: Kasten K10 further eases the onboarding by providing an intuitive graphical wizard to generate the most suitable install manifests that can be visualized and repeated for multiple installs. Kasten K10 also features IPv6 support to resolve IP exhaustion problems and address growing edge deployments with support for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) with IPv6 inter-Pod communication, and GitOps workflow integrations offering scalable workflows for efficient app deployment as well as backup/restore.
Expanded cloud-native ecosystems: Ensures customers have access to the most up-to-date advancements across increasing workload types, geographic regions, storage types, and security. Kasten K10 now supports RedHat OpenShift Virtualization that enables you to run and manage Virtual Machine (VM) and container workloads side by side on Red Hat OpenShift. Additionally, Kasten K10 adds support for OCP 4.10, Kubernetes 1.23, Azure Files as a backup target and Azure Managed identity, along with additional regions for AWS (Jakarta) and GCP (Milan).
The company plans to announce the general availability of Kasten K10 V5.5 later this quarter.