CloudCasa Is Redefining How Kubernetes Data Protection Is Delivered
CloudCasa, the Kubernetes backup-as-a-service for cluster resources, persistent volumes, and cloud database, aims to offer a solution for data protection as more organizations move to the cloud. As Kubernetes has established itself as the default cloud operating system, with it has come a new set of challenges with protecting data and effectively backing it up.
In this episode of TFiR Let’s Talk, Swapnil Bhartiya sat down with Sathya Sankaran, Chief Operating Officer at CloudCasa by Catalogic, to discuss how the Kubernetes ecosystem is shifting and how CloudCasa is helping organizations address the data protection weaknesses in Kubernetes and cloud-native infrastructure and adopt these new technologies.
Sankaran says, “We don’t want backup to be another complex workload that you have to manage when you’re provisioning infrastructure. So we are taking that as a service and making that available to DevOps engineers and developer teams.”
Kubernetes is also creating changes in company culture with developers and DevOps engineers playing a bigger role in setting up the infrastructure and working with it. Whereas historically this responsibility would have fallen into IT teams’ hands, developers and DevOps engineers do not always know backup best practices. CloudCasa aims to democratize backups for a workload, making them easier for developers and DevOps engineers to manage.
CloudCasa offers a free basic service for snapshots on an unlimited number of clusters, which can be used if users are keeping it in their own infrastructure, where they are not moving it out to another storage vendor or cloud provider. Users can also upgrade to the paid service if they are moving it offsite to another cloud provider storage.
With 70% of Kubernetes installations running on cloud, users need to be aware where the data is sitting when you protect them. Without that knowledge, restoring the data in the same form as it was previously is not possible. Kubernetes configurations are still complex and while best practices are emerging, running CloudCasa’s vulnerability assessment on the data set can help users understand if they have configured Kubernetes correctly and where vulnerabilities may lie.
About Sathya Sankaran: Sathya is the founder and General Manager of the CloudCasa business within Catalogic Software where he provides operational and strategic oversight across R&D, marketing, sales and partner alliances. Sathya was an early enthusiast of the potential for containers and cloud technologies to transform how we innovate and deliver solutions to businesses. He is responsible for Catalogic’s strategic pivot to focus on addressing Day 2 challenges in Kubernetes and cloud native ecosystems, including data protection, cyber-resilience and cloud mobility. As the COO of Catalogic Software, Sathya leads engineering, sales and alliance teams at Catalogic and was instrumental in the strategic sale of Catalogic Software’s copy data management portfolio to IBM Storage in 2021. Apart from work and a young family, Sathya is passionate about Cricket, F1, electric cars and world politics.
About CloudCasa by Catalogic: CloudCasa by Catalogic is a powerful, cyber-resilient, backup service for protecting Kubernetes workloads, cloud databases, and cloud-native applications, that is free to start using.