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Kasten by Veeam announces Kasten K10 V5.0

Kasten by Veeam, a supplier of Kubernetes backup and disaster recovery, today released Kasten by Veeam K10 V5.0, a purpose-built Kubernetes data management platform.

This current edition, which was created specifically for Kubernetes, focuses on giving a comprehensive risk management strategy, improved CI/CD pipelines, and additional ecosystem advancement elements that help to optimize and de-risk Kubernetes investments. All these improvements are aimed at making the Kubernetes community more efficient and safer in cloud-native applications.

Vice President of Products and Partnerships at Kasten by Veeam, Gaurav Rishi stated, “Our latest release remains focused on helping enterprises minimize the financial impact caused by attacks on data and cloud applications. At the same time, we’re also supporting developer needs for backup solutions that not only integrate with the CI/CD tools they use but pave the way for automation to detect and protect applications as they get deployed.  As ransomware attacks continue to remain the highest concern for organizations, a comprehensive risk management strategy to help continuously identify risk, protect data, detect attacks and deliver disaster recovery for cloud-native applications is crucial.”

The following are some of the new features of Kasten K10 V5.0:

Security all over: Improved platform hardening, including KMS integration with AWS KMS and HashiCorp Vault, as well as the ease of use of Kubernetes-native RBAC objects exposed in UI dashboards, ransomware attack detection with AWS S3 or S3-compatible storage supporting S3 Object Lock, data protection policy guardrails, and support for Veeam-hardened Linux repositories with immutability, provide comprehensive threat protection.

Data protection with a shift to the left: fully integrated add-ons for newly launched Amazon EKS Blueprints, Level III certified Red Hat OpenShift Operator with full lifecycle capabilities, new built-in Kanister blueprints for MS SQL and PostgreSQL Operator, as well as a new Blueprint Editor for a more intuitive and quicker workflow and a new Reports Generator for crucial KPIs, have been added to the Operations UX.

A wider ecosystem: Customers can choose from a growing number of solutions throughout the ecosystem thanks to integrations with industry-leading technologies and platforms, such as Red Hat Marketplace, SUSE Rancher Marketplace, VMWare vSphere with Tanzu, and Falco.

CTO at Veeam, Danny Allan, commented, “Cloud native applications are being developed at a pace never seen before, and with DevOps and shift-left principles, application deployment in Kubernetes is proving faster and far more scalable. Yet, at the same time, backing up Kubernetes applications remains a constant challenge. This latest release provides secure backup and recovery for Kubernetes data and applications while eliminating the complexity in deployment and operations for Kubernetes in the enterprise. As more Veeam customers look to leverage Kubernetes, Kasten K10 V5.0’s ease-of-use will be critical to support data protection and backup in their new environments.”

The NEW Kasten K10 V5.0 features demonstrate Kasten’s commitment to Kubernetes users by combining DevOps and shift-left principles, as well as enhanced protection.

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Codenotary launched monitoring for Kubernetes

Codenotary has released full-stack monitoring for Kubernetes and VMware vSphere for operations and DevOps teams, allowing them to monitor Kubernetes and virtualized infrastructure in one place. According to the 2021 Cloud-Native Survey, 96 percent of organizations already have or are evaluating Kubernetes, with 5.6 million developers worldwide using Kubernetes. Monitoring is still done separately in many Kubernetes deployments running on virtualized infrastructure, such as VMware vSphere, resulting in multiple information silos that must be connected. Immutable Metrics & Logs provide a comprehensive solution.

Dennis Zimmer, co-founder, and chief technology officer of Codenotary commented, “Our technology delivers the fastest deploy-to-value ratio. With Codenotary Immutable Metrics & Logs, customers see near-instant results from their deployments, whether in the cloud or on-premises. Additionally, we provide the only technology that stores logs and configuration changes that are fully verifiable and auditable, making regulatory and license compliance pain-free.”

Immudb, the only open-source enterprise-class immutable database with data permanence at scale for demanding applications requiring billions of transactions per day, is maintained by Codenotary. Codenotary’s notarization and verification products are built on immudb. Immudb has received over 12 million downloads.

Immudb, the only open-source enterprise-class immutable database with data permanence at scale for demanding applications requiring billions of transactions per day, is maintained by Codenotary. Codenotary’s notarization and verification products are built on immudb. Immudb has received over 12 million downloads.

Codenotary offers tools for cataloging and trusting components of the software development lifecycle which help attest to the origin and safety of the code. It further improves this core functionality by providing an additional tamper-proof layer that processes and stores millions of transactions per second, on-premise or as a cloud service, and with cryptographic verification. It allows developers to attach a Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) for development artifacts such as source code, builds, repositories, and so on, as well as Docker and Kubernetes container images for their software.

Tarun Keswani, principal staff engineer of Motorola Solutions stated, “We were set up and operational in less than 30 minutes providing immediate benefits and insights, highly recommended.”

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CoreStack and Nirmata Secure Kubernetes

Nirmata, a software solutions provider for policy-based security and automation of production Kubernetes workloads and clusters, and creators of Kyverno, the leading policy engine designed for Kubernetes, revealed their strategic partnership with CoreStack, an AI-powered next-generation multi-cloud governance solution. CoreStack and Nirmata Collaboration Secure Kubernetes. The CoreStack platform includes a well-architected architecture for multi-cloud governance and as well as robust SecOps, FinOps, and CloudOps solutions. This agreement will enable and enhance CoreStack to secure Kubernetes resources with autonomous security and compliance governance.

Customers can use CoreStack’s SecOps solution to achieve security, compliance, improve cloud operational efficiencies, and lower costs. It is a strong tool that allows businesses to self-manage security operations and maintains continual cloud compliance with changing regulatory and business principles.

The Vice President of Strategic Alliances at CoreStack, Parul Chheda, stated, “In today’s cloud-first world, governing security operations proactively and autonomously is of paramount importance to build a secure, compliant, and resilient cloud. We are thrilled to partner with Nirmata to extend our robust SecOps offering to autonomously govern security and compliance for Kubernetes containers.”

The Nirmata Kubernetes Policy Manager uses policy-as-code, admission controls, and runtime best practices to ensure continuous compliance. Nirmata automates the construction, deployment, and lifecycle management of policy-based Intelligent Guardrails, allowing Kubernetes DevSecOps teams to assure the security, compliance, and operational readiness of their Kubernetes workloads and clusters. CoreStack and Nirmata Collaboration Secure Kubernetes. A customer receives insights, alerts, and reports, which also enable effective collaboration across development and operations teams, by automating the creation, deployment, and lifecycle management of policy-based Intelligent Guardrails.

Co-founder and VP of Products, Nirmata, Ritesh Patel, commented, “Businesses are challenged with application reliability, security, and efficiency. DevSecOps teams need to gain visibility into Kubernetes clusters and implement necessary guardrails as the organization scales. We have partnered with CoreStack to leverage their next-gen SecOps solution to address this at scale, given the complexity of cloud-native environments.”

Catalogic Software and Backblaze to Provide Ransomware Protection!

A global provider of smart data protection solutions, Catalogic Software announced a collaboration with BackBlaze which is a prominent storage cloud platform. DPX, Catalogic’s enterprise data protection software, offers robust backup and recovery capabilities and syncs with Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage to provide a stable and efficient backup target. Backblaze B2 is now supported as a minimal and protected backup storage destination by CloudCasa’s Catalogic which is a Kubernetes monitoring service, cloud database, and cloud-based applications.

Sathya Sankaran, COO, Catalogic Software said, “Our new partnership with Backblaze ensures the most common backup and restore challenges such as ransomware protection, exceeding backup windows and expensive tape maintenance costs are a thing of the past. The Backblaze B2 Cloud platform provides a cost-effective, long-term storage solution allowing data to remain under an organization’s control for compliance or data governance reasons while also considering the ubiquity of ransomware and the importance of protecting against an attack.”

This new collaboration will enable organizations managing backups of their enterprise environments and cloud-native applications to use the Backblaze B2 platform for the following tasks:

  • Air-gapped backups provide ransomware protection.
  • Backups that are immutable thanks to S3 Object Lock
  • For the 3-2-1 backup copy rule, use hybrid backup and cloud archiving.
  • A single cloud storage platform provides protection for both physical and virtual environments.
  • Backup storage that is low-cost, secure, and scalable in comparison to tape and other storage options

Nilay Patel, VP of Sales and Partnerships at Backblaze said, “Backblaze and Catalogic together offer a powerful solution to provide cost-effective protection against ransomware and data loss. Instead of having to wait days to recover data from the cloud, Backblaze guarantees speed premiums with a 99.9% uptime SLA and no cold delays. We deliver high performance, S3 compatible, and plug-n-play cloud object storage at a 75% lower cost than our competitors.”