Many Organizations Building and Running Stateful Applications on Top of Kubernetes

Catalogic 01/30/2023 0 Comments
Kubernetes is the industry standard for container orchestration, and it’s being used by born-in-the-cloud start-ups and cloud-native enterprises alike. It’s found in production on-premises, in the cloud, and at the edge for many different types of applications, including some that Kubernetes wasn’t initially built for.

Kubernetes was never really meant for stateful applications, and by default, it lacks many data management and protection features. However, many organizations are building and running their stateful applications on top of Kubernetes, indicating there’s a gap in functionality between what Kubernetes offers and what the (enterprise) market wants.

Unfortunately, existing data protection tools, mostly built for legacy technologies such as VMs, do not fit well into the container paradigm. However, vendors are adapting existing solutions or creating new products from scratch that are better aligned with the cloud-native and container worlds.