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Kubernetes Native Application Mobility

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Application Mobility with
Automatic Import and Restore

Automatically import and restore application changes to a cluster when a new application export is generated. This provides DevOps teams a direct and simplified path to update a production environment across a variety of infrastructures and cloud platforms.



Enhanced Application Mobility with Environment Isolation

Allow migration between non-federated clusters for better environment isolation and operational control. This capability applies to all container and data objects; and can be used to address internal requirements, and external regulations.



Reliable Automated Workflows
for Application Mobility

Avoid the need for custom scripting and migrate applications with robust scheduled and on-demand workflows. Easily monitor execution across platforms, including on-premises, public, private, and hybrid cloud.


Application Mobility Fundamentals


advances the flexibilitys
of services 

As the doors opened to infrastructure choices such as among on-premises, private, public, and multi-clouds, new tools have been added to the modern-day organization’s toolkit. Application mobility is one such tool that allows organizations to leverage the advantages of modern compute infrastructures. Application mobility refers to the capability to move an application from one platform to the next without needing to change or re-program the application code.



Unleashing Platform Advantages with Containers and Application Mobility

An application designed to run from on-premises cloud servers, for example, can be re-located to a private or public cloud, or even configured to span more than one infrastructure platform. That is different from application migration, which can refer to an application or service being ported from a traditional infrastructure environment to a virtual or containerized environment without reworking the code. However, migrated applications, or those ported from a traditional to a container environment, can also benefit from application mobility once ported.



What are the
benefits from
application mobility? 

The benefits of application mobility are many and span several categories, such as cloud service provider choice, revenue analyses and risk profile management. Financial gains arise from the TCO of an application through its dynamic deployment cycles. As the demands for an application are determined by customer use, application owners can manage the optimum mix of cloud environments for each application and protection systems. Application mobility in a Kubernetes context is an invaluable data management tool for near real-time (NRT) analyses and performance evaluation.

Disaster Recovery: a new and complex challenge; critical Kubernetes requirements


DR for a Modern Application

  • A microservices architecture has many pods, data sources, and deployment variations that are not defined by hardware volumes. 
  • With backups encrypted and stored in offline and offsite locations, chances are improved that cybercriminals cannot impair the resilience of a protected Kubernetes application. 
  • In the case of polyglot data, each of the data sources for an application (including configuration, persistent and temporary data) does not reside in the same physical or virtual space as the application.

Critical K8s Backup Requirements

  • Components can be returned to service in test or production environments, and from among clones, encrypted data, and immutable backups.  
  •  If a full application restoration is needed, an ideal Kubernetes backup management solution provides an application Blueprint to sequentially restore an application to service and minimize impact to SLAs. 
  •  Relaunch of operations can be performed directly on an existing virtual platform, or it can be mobilized to an alternative platform, for example, on-premises, public or private cloud, or a hybrid environment. 

Application Mobility Use Case Scenario Detail


Cross Cloud Portability and Application Mobility

Kubernetes container applications are independent from infrastructure, which enables them to be transferred among a variety of platforms, including on-premises, public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructures. Businesses gain the agility to meet customer demand, which is difficult to forecast and protect across platforms. However, the benefits from this capability are accessible only when backup solutions match the portability of the application.


Cluster Upgrade Testing in the Context of Application Mobility

Manage Kubernetes changes by migrating applications in a predictable manner to an upgraded cluster. The ability to catch and address upgrade related issues as part of a normal operating process is an imperative for business owners. A Kubernetes application centric mobility solution can catch important changes before they become a problem at scale.


Multi-cloud Balancing with Application Mobility

Load balancing across public and private clouds is enabled by the API gateway. This capability is ideal for application management according to business policies intended to manage cost, risk, and performance in real-time. This creates a challenge for business owners to manage a backup solution that can meet RTO and RPO objectives.


Data Management and
Application Mobility

To analyze data, and for data protection once an application or service has begun production, data management tools such as application mobility can be used to spin data to an offline copy. The value of creating a copy of a live application or service is to measure application performance, data usage, and other evaluation techniques with the most current application data set.


Key Challenges

  • Limited Kubernetes ecosystem. Companies that are slow to adopt emerging Kubernetes ecosystem support run the high risk of encumbering their production effort with high overhead.

Kasten K10 Kubernetes Data Management Solution

Kasten by Veeam® is the leader in Kubernetes backup. Kasten K10 is a Kubernetes native data protection platform for Day 2 (live) operations. It provides enterprise DevOps teams with backup and restore, disaster recovery, and application mobility for Kubernetes applications. Kasten K10 features operational simplicity and integrates with relational and NoSQL databases, as well as all major Kubernetes distributions, and runs in any cloud to maximize freedom of choice. Our customers’ applications and data are protected and available with the most easy-to-use, reliable, and powerful cloud native backup management platform in the industry.


Backup and Restore

  • Application misconfiguration
  • Accidental data loss
  • Standby clusters
  • Compliance

Disaster Recovery

  • Ransomware attack
  • Malicious data loss
  • Unintentional failures
  • Infrastructure or HW failure

Application Mobility 

  • Cross cloud portability
  • Multi-cloud balancing
  • Cluster upgrade testing
  • Data management

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