Backup and Disaster Recovery for Kubernetes
Automate and Orchestrate Cloud-native Protection with Zerto for Kubernetes
Zerto’s Vision for Next-gen Applications
Zerto extends our enterprise-class VM and cloud platform to next generation applications. Next-gen, cloud-native applications typically include containerized, serverless PaaS, or SaaS technologies.
As more enterprises move to a DevOps model, the reliance on microservices—typically running in containers—requires continuous data protection as a starting point. Zerto’s industry-leading journaling technology provides that protection for Kubernetes as the de facto container orchestration technology, whether running on-premises or in the cloud.
Zerto for Kubernetes: Overview
The blistering pace at which businesses are adopting cloud-native architectures means new information is always coming to light.
It’s clear that containerized applications require disaster recovery, backup, and mobility—and selecting the right data protection solution makes a substantial difference in your organization’s agility. To provide both your IT/I&O and DevOps teams with the capabilities and outcomes they require to make the most out of your containerized applications and data, Zerto for Kubernetes offers:
What You Should Know
Container technologies are becoming increasingly popular due to their technical and organizational advantages. The major driving advantage is a renewed focus on accelerating the software development life cycle, which led to the adoption of several DevOps practices such as cloud-native microservices.
Using containers, application developers are able to package small, focused code into independent, portable modules. Critically, these modules also include what’s needed to run the code—and only what’s needed—making them lightweight and efficient.
ESG Research reports that containers adoption is accelerating and in position to become the most widely used, go-to choice for production deployment in the coming years, ahead of virtual machines.
Container Orchestration: A Must
With the explosion in both container usage and the total number of containers to be managed, many DevOps teams land on using Kubernetes, the de-facto standard for container orchestration.
The Data Protection Challenges of Containers
Although Kubernetes includes some limited options for data storage and data protection, there are gaps when it comes to true end-to-end protection and resilience:
Containers & Pipelines
Protecting the whole chain that produces container images including all configuration scripts and capturing current state of running containers.
Stateless vs. Stateful
Protecting persistent application data stored on persistent volumes
Organizational Alignment of Cloud Services
Ensuring a consistent approach to accessing and managing cloud storage.
Zerto for Kubernetes: Data Protection as Code
It’s clear that containerized applications require backup and disaster recovery. Zerto for Kubernetes provides both your IT/I&O and DevOps teams with the capabilities and outcomes you require—availability and resilience without sacrificing development speed—with a new approach for backup and disaster recovery.
Introducing Zerto for Kubernetes
Get an exclusive deep-dive into how Zerto for Kubernetes will empower your DevOps and I&O teams with continuous backup, disaster recovery, and long-term retention for this new containerized world.
Flexible Scale-out Architecture
Zerto for Kubernetes offers a flexible architecture that can easily scale up or scale out.
It is licensed per vCPU on worker nodes, effectively removing the limit on clusters and nodes and offering consistency whether scaling up or scaling out.
It runs as a native K8s app in its own namespace, and easily installs using Helm. It is very efficient as it uses lightweight components.
Zerto Kubernetes Manager (ZKM), one of the key components of the Zerto for Kubernetes architecture, can be deployed in production, DR, or standalone clusters.
Benefits of Zerto for Kubernetes
Working with many of the most recognized partners in the container world, Zerto for Kubernetes delivers key business benefits with its backup and disaster recovery for Kubernetes applications that utilize persistent data, running on-premises or in the cloud.
“Our platform has fundamentally changed the way companies protect and backup data across their organizations. With the clear shift towards containerized application development in the market, we are looking to extend our platform to offer these applications the same level of resilience we have delivered to VM-based applications.”
Gil Levonai, CMO and SVP Product
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Zerto for Kubernetes Architecture Diagram
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