As cloud-native adoption and usage continues to explode, Kubernetes-native backup is one of the most critical, yet overlooked, challenges faced by Kubernetes operators today. Kubernetes is a fundamentally different compute platform. Apart from the traditional reasons for data loss in a cloud environment, Kubernetes increases the risk of accidental data loss due to higher complexity, relative unfamiliarity, and dispersed administrative responsibility.
Our customer research has identified seven critical reasons why a Kubernetes-native backup solution will be the best fit for your expanding Kubernetes environment:
- Kubernetes Deployment Patterns
- DevOps and "Shift Left"
- Kubernetes Operator Challenges
- Application Scale
- Protection Gaps
- Ecosystem Integration
To accelerate your Kubernetes journey, this report explores these key considerations when evaluating a strategy to protect your business-critical data in a developer-focused platform. It covers the pitfalls of trying to retrofit legacy backup architectures into a cloud-native ecosystem and, more importantly, focuses on the benefits of deploying a truly cloud-native backup solution.