NetApp has announced the general availability of NetApp Astra (formerly known as Project Astra), a fully managed application-aware data management service built for Kubernetes workloads.
NetApp Astra allows organizations to protect, recover, and move applications deployed on Kubernetes with no software to download, install, manage, or upgrade, thus enabling them to focus on developing and scaling their applications—not on managing infrastructure.
With NetApp Astra, NetApp extends its data management services into the Kubernetes ecosystem, helping organizations manage cloud native applications and legacy workloads.
Key capabilities include data protection with snapshots enabling teams to take snapshots for local data protection. If the data is accidentally deleted or corrupted, the applications and associated data can be reverted to a previously recorded snapshot in the same Kubernetes cluster.
Also, teams can also take a full application-aware backup of an application and state. The backup can be used to restore the application with its data to a different Kubernetes cluster in the same or a different region to address data recovery use cases.
Currently supporting Google Cloud, NetApp Astra will soon support Microsoft Azure and AWS public cloud environments, as well as on-prem.