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Container Journal • Apr 2, 2020

Kasten Adds Transformation Framework to Manage Kubernetes Data

Kasten this week updated its data management platform for Kubernetes to make it possible to capture more granular events when migrating or backing up data. ...

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Additional coverage of Kasten K10 v2.5 release

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Mar 31, 2020

Kasten Introduces K10 Data Management Platform v2.5 for Easier Kubernetes Data Backup and Mobility

Kasten, the market leader for Kubernetes Data Management, today announced the general availability of Kasten K10 v2.5. Purpose-built for Kubernetes, K10 provides enterprise operations teams with an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure system for backup and restore, disaster recovery, and mobility of Kubernetes applications. The new release incorporates Kasten’s Cloud-Native Transformation Framework  to enhance the automation and reliability of application and data migration in Kubernetes environments.
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The New Stack • Mar 30, 2020

What Has COVID-19 Taught Us About Information Networks?

COVID-19 has been the most disruptive event in modern history, right up there with 9/11. But unlike a terrorist’s attack, this one has no geographic, ideological, or political boundaries.
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The Enterprisers Project • Mar 11, 2020

Minikube, Kubernetes' best friend: 6 facts to know

Minikube is an open source tool that enables you to run a single-node Kubernetes cluster on a laptop. To think of it another way, it takes the grand scale of Kubernetes and slims it down to fit run locally in a virtual machine, no cloud or on-premises data center required.
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The Enterprisers Project • Mar 2, 2020

7 best practices: Building applications for containers and Kubernetes

Don’t let the growing popularity of containers and Kubernetes dupe you into thinking that you should use them to run any and every type of application. You need to distinguish between “can” and “should.”
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Forbes • Feb 12, 2020

Organizing for Success in The Cloud-Native Era

 The rise of cloud-native applications based on Kubernetes is not just a technology shift in design and development. It also calls for a paradigm shift in organizational design. 
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Computer Weekly • Jan 22, 2020

Spread of Kubernetes spurs backup and disaster recovery products

 ...a number of specialist startups have emerged that supply Kubernetes management with backup and disaster recovery, based on application programming interface (API) connections to the container orchestration platform...  
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Tech Target • Jan 14, 2020

Backup focus in 2020: Data at the edge and in containers

 Hill [451 Research] and Chhabra [Forrester Research] each independently called out Kasten as a company worth following. Both analysts expect this Kubernetes data management vendor to become more relevant in 2020.  
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ARN • Jan 14, 2020

AWS pitches new pricing options for container-based software

 As of publishing, the pricing option on the AWS Marketplace website was only available for Kasten’s K10 data management platform, which allows for the backup, restoration, disaster recovery and mobility of Kubernetes applications. 
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Forbes • Dec 17, 2019

5 Modern Infrastructure Trends of 2019

 ...2019 has witnessed a rapid growth of cloud native storage market. Traditional storage companies such as Dell EMC, VMware, NetApp, Pure Storage have ventured into the cloud native storage market. There are pure-play cloud native storage companies including Kasten... 
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CRN • Dec 20, 2019

The 10 Hottest Kubernetes Tools And Technologies Of 2019

The startup delivering cloud-native data management solutions upgraded its K10 platform in a major release that adds features to improve security and operational simplicity.....
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TechTarget • Dec 16, 2019

6 enterprise data storage startups to watch in 2020

Kasten's K10 cloud-based platform provides application mobility, backup and restore, and disaster recovery across multiple hybrid clouds, including polyglot persistence. The product gives enterprise operations a bird's-eye view of data inside containers, along with simplified management for enacting data protection....
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VMblog.Com • Dec 11, 2019

2020 will see Kubernetes continuing to dominate, proliferate and run everywhere

Kasten's Niraj Tolia authored this article for VMblog.com.

Data and application management are at the core of IT responsibilities in any organization, so we can always expect continued innovation around the management of business applications and data. In the current climate that innovation will center around cloud-native as well, and following are a few of what we at Kasten feel will be the most impactful predictions for the coming year...

TechTarget
TechTarget - SearchDataBackup • Nov 26, 2019

Kasten backup aims for secure Kubernetes protection

Container storage backup is an emerging trend. Kasten K10, which launched in 2017 and provides backup for Kubernetes, takes on security in its major 2.0 update.

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Datamation • Nov 21, 2019

Kubernetes and Containers 2020: Ask the Experts

To provide guidance about Kubernetes and containers, I’ll speak with two leading experts: Niraj Tolia, CEO, Co-founder, Kasten, and Sheng Liang, CEO, Co-founder, Rancher
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VMBlog • Nov 21, 2019

Kasten at #KubeCon 2019 - Application Backup and Disaster Recovery

Video interview with CEO Niraj Tolia on the show floor at KubeCon 2019.

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Storage Unpacked • Nov 20, 2019

#129 – Choices for Persistent Container Storage with Niraj Tolia

This week Chris records a live podcast episode with Niraj Tolia, co-founder and CEO at Kasten Inc. As a follow-up to online discussions that dive into how container storage should be presented to Kubernetes (and other container) environments, this episode reviews some of Chris’ thoughts and Niraj’s opinions on the market as to how persistent storage should evolve.

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Sdx Central • Nov 8, 2019

Kasten K10 v2.0 Targets Security and Simplicity

Cloud-native data management startup Kasten this week released version 2.0 of its K10 data protection software that is purpose-built for Kubernetes clusters, and the timing couldn’t be better. With an increasing number of cloud-native applications being deployed in Kubernetes environments, the demand for “day two” services such as backup and mobility is only going to increase...

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Additional coverage of Kasten K10 v2.0 release

Blocks & Files
Blocks & Files • Nov 8, 2019

Kasten: We can slay the microservices backup and restore dragon

If you want to back up data used by containerised applications where do you start? As Chris Evans, a storage consultant, argued in a recent Blocks & Files interview, the lack of backup reference frameworks is a serious problem when protecting production-class containerised systems.
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Business Wire • Nov 6, 2019

Kasten Introduces K10 2.0 with Enhanced Security and Operational Simplicity for Data Management of Kubernetes Applications

Kasten, a provider of cloud-native data management solutions, today announced the general availability of Kasten K10 2.0. Purpose-built for Kubernetes, K10 provides enterprise operations teams with an easy-to-use, scalable and secure system for backup & restore, disaster recovery and mobility of Kubernetes applications. The new release includes significant security features and greater ease-of-use for accelerated adoption of cloud-native applications.

TechTarget
TechTarget • Oct 25, 2019

5 ways container data storage can lower costs

Using immutable container images will automatically reduce the amount of storage capacity consumed -- both for primary and secondary/backup -- since provisioning storage for OS images will no longer be necessary, said Niraj Tolia, founder and CEO of cloud storage technology provider Kasten...
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StackSense • Oct 1, 2019

Beyond Kubernetes Storage: Companies to watch for Day 2

[Kasten's] policy driven approach to data management is very attractive for me. One of the biggest issues enterprises faces as they embrace hybrid cloud and multi cloud is the control over their data. A governance focussed data management solution helps solve this issue....
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The New Stack • Aug 20, 2019

Kubernetes, Data Portability, and the Rise of Portable Stateful Applications

Kasten's Niraj Tolia authored this article for The New Stack.

One of the greatest benefits of using Kubernetes is due to its proliferation. Because of its functionality and popularity, every major cloud provider has a managed Kubernetes offering, and, for private data centers, there are a variety of on-premises solutions that enterprises can choose from....

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VMblog • Aug 19, 2019

VMblog Expert Interview: Kasten Talks Enterprise Data Management, Cloud-Native Technologies and Kubernetes

VMblog recently caught up with Gaurav Rishi who is Head of Product at Kasten, a cloud-native data management company that raised a $14M Series A round led by Insight Partners. We talked to find out more about their cloud native approach to enterprise data management and learn more about what's happening in the Kubernetes ecosystem...

Architecting IT
Architecting IT • Aug 16, 2019

More investment in data protection – Clumio & Kasten

...Kasten has a novel approach that has wider applicability to data and application mobility. The question here is how portable application data will be. If the Kanister idea can gain widespread adoption, then the solution could be very interesting indeed, especially if it can be made applicable to other backup solutions that aren’t just based on containers....

Venture Beat
Venture Beat • Apr 4, 2020

Kasten raises $14 million for app backup and recovery services

...Kasten’s K10 eponymous platform offers policy-based backup, recovery, and migration for Kubernetes applications — containerized apps that run on Kubernetes clusters — tailored for relational and NoSQL databases...

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Additional coverage of Kasten's series A funding

IDC
IDC • Jul 25, 2019

Kubernetes at Five — An Inflection Point for Kubernetes

...With a unique application-centric approach, K10 uses policy-based automation to manage stateful Kubernetes applications at scale in public, private, and hybrid cloud environments...

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Truth In IT • Jul 24, 2019

Kasten: On cloud-native enterprise data management

Kasten, focused on the cloud-native ecosystem, is tackling Day 2 data management challenges to help enterprises confidently run stateful applications on Kubernetes. K10, Kasten's data management product, uses a unique application-centric approach to help Kubernetes operations teams with their backup/recovery, disaster recovery, and cross-cluster and cross-cloud mobility requirements.

Computer Weekly
Computer Weekly • Jul 12, 2019

Kubernetes catches up with operational reality

...the container may be stateless but if the running application is stateful then you still have data to manage, protect and migrate. Most traditional data management tools aren’t well suited to protecting containers, although their suppliers are working to catch up. In the meantime, new ideas and tools are emerging, such as Kasten...

TechRepublic
TechRepublic • Jul 8, 2019

How to work with container backups

…Traditional vendors that make backup software—think of IBM, EMC, Veritas, Commvault, and so on—are starting to figure out their container backup strategies, while startups such as Kasten are attempting to specialize in it.…

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Storage Switzerland • Jul 8, 2019

Kasten Data Protection and Mobility for Stateful Kubernetes

…K10 provides greater visibility and at the same time far more simplified control over critical data governance services. Because it effectively abstracts these services from the underlying infrastructure, it helps to alleviate lock-in to specific storage infrastructures and vendors. It does not require any additional storage infrastructure purchases. Its application-centric approach enables finely-tuned automation policies for critical areas such as data retention, data protection and data recovery. At the same time, with Kanister, developers have the ability to drive workflows for their most complex applications.

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CRN • Jul 8, 2019

The 10 Coolest DevOps Startups Of 2019 (So Far)

Kasten, based in Los Altos, Calif., provides an enterprise data management offering tailored to the work of DevOps teams deploying micro-services apps across Kubernetes clusters.;

The startup's K10 Platform looks to solve the problems of managing data in a micro-services world. It handles backup, recovery and migration of large data stores across public and private Kubernetes deployments. That makes it easier for DevOps teams to introduce stateful containerized applications at scale.;

Virtualization & Cloud Review
Virtualization & Cloud Review • May 29, 2019

KubeCon + NativeCon Europe 2019 Wrap-Up

…Kasten. I met with Kasten to discuss K10, its backup, recovery, migration and copy management product for stateful K8S applications. Backing up K8S is one of the trickier things to accomplish and K10 allows you to back up K8S at scale in public, private or hybrid cloud environments. For those that want to try Kasten, the company does offer a free trial version that can be found here. …

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Google Cloud Blog • May 15, 2019

Launching Kubernetes apps on GCP Marketplace, for GKE, Anthos and beyond

…We’re also the first public cloud to offer commercial Kubernetes apps from Aerospike, Aqua Security, Galactic Fog, Kasten, …

Forbes
Forbes • Mar 6, 2019

Five Must-Have Tools For Modern IT

…In particular, the following five tools are, in my experience, absolute must-haves for any manager looking to implement a truly modern IT setup.

…The bottom line: For networks deploying containers, Kasten allows for reliable backup and migration with scalable capabilities.

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Forbes • Dec 15, 2018

Top Nine Vendor Highlights From KubeCon

…Not only were early versions of Kubernetes stateless, they also supported the orchestration of containers within a single cluster. Today, however, Kubernetes vendors are expanding its use beyond individual clusters.

Kasten is riding both these waves. This vendor offers data protection and migration capabilities – which sound like two different things, but actually work hand-in-hand.

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Intellyx • Dec 14, 2018

Kasten: Data Protection and Portability Across Hybrid Clouds and Container Clusters

…Kasten Founder and CEO Niraj Tolia experienced the challenges of managing enterprise data centers as virtualization and cloud started taking hold. Now his company’s K10 Platform envisions this process as a single ‘data pipeline’ that can protect data in transit from unauthorized use or unintended copies.…

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AWS • Nov 27, 2018

AWS Announces Kasten's K10 Platform in AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace, a curated digital catalog, has announced that you can now find and buy more than 180 curated and trusted container products in AWS Marketplace and through the Amazon Elastic Container Services (Amazon ECS) console. Container products are offered in popular categories such as high performance computing, security, and developer tools.

InfoWorld
InfoWorld • Jul 26, 2018

How Kubernetes conquers stateful cloud-native applications

Kasten's Niraj Tolia authored this
feartured article for InfoWorld.

Kubernetes has added many layers of support for building stateful applications and managing them at scale. It’s only a start.

Techcrunch
Techcrunch • Jul 18, 2018

Kasten Launches K10 on Google Cloud Platform Marketplace for Data Management of Stateful Applications on Kubernetes

Google is adding both commercial and open source container-based applications to the service, which users can easily deploy to the Google Kubernetes Engine (or any other Kubernetes service). ... The solutions that are in the marketplace today include developer tools like GitLab, graph database Neo4j, the Kasten data management service, as well as open-source projects like WordPress, Spark, Elasticsearch, Nginx and Cassandra.

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Additional coverage of Kasten's product in the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace

Globe Newswire
Globe Newswire • Jul 18, 2018

Kasten Launches K10 on Google Cloud Platform Marketplace for Data Management of Stateful Applications on Kubernetes

Kasten, a cloud-native data management company, today announced its K10 platform is now available to all users of the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace (GCP Marketplace). ... For the first time ever, K10 is now available to deploy with one click to Google Kubernetes Engine with a usage-based pricing model. Commercial Kubernetes applications can be deployed on-premise or even on other public clouds through the GCP Marketplace.

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451 Research • May 17, 2018

Hard hat area: Building blocks being assembled into 'cloud native' platforms

Addressing what it believes to be a significant gap in the cloud native sector, Los Altos, California, startup Kasten offers data management for cloud native applications. Founded in 2017, the company is specifically targeting enterprises that need tobuild, deploy and manage stateful cloud native applications.

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The New Stack Podcast • Apr 11, 2018

Discussing Microservices, DevOps and Data with Kasten’s Georgi Matev

Georgi Matev, head of product at Kasten, spends a lot of time specifically thinking about how this issue plays out under Kubernetes. Kasten offers an open source data management platform, Kanister, that runs on Kubernetes. He said one of the problems facing data management, and DevOps in general, in container-based environments is the question of responsibility inside the teams.

The New Stack
The New Stack • Apr 9, 2018

DevOps Is the Secret Ingredient to Make Microservices Cook

...Today, we know that stateful and stateless applications can both happily coexist in the cloud, but the actual day-to-day work of managing that data isn’t always easy. Georgi Matev, head of product at Kasten, said that, “What we are seeing is that data is following the same pattern as we’ve seen on the compute side. As things break into smaller and more logically sized components, the same makes sense on the data side.”...

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Gestalt IT • Mar 23, 2018

Kasten Brings Enterprise Storage Features to Cloud-Native Applications

Kasten isn’t trying to fit a square peg into a round hole by porting enterprise storage or applications into the cloud. Instead they’re leveraging the new stateless applications and management frameworks to deliver traditional storage and data management features to cloud-native apps. And they’re leveraging the wisdom of application developers to create a framework of knowledge they can use. Very smart all around!

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SiliconANGLE • Feb 12, 2018

The data-governance debacle and the cloud-native solution

The shift toward cloud-native infrastructure has advantages in software application flexibility, providing businesses particular value when it comes to data governance. But technical challenges have inhibited enterprise adoption, notably in getting an application to run in multiple environments with varied underlying infrastructures.

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Niraj Tolia, Kasten | Cube Conversations

Niraj Tolia, CEO & Co-Founder at Kasten sits down with John Furrier for a Cube Conversation.

Software Engineering Daily
Software Engineering Daily • Jan 17, 2018

Kubernetes State Management with Niraj Tolia

Niraj Tolia is CEO of Kasten, a company that provides data management, backups, and disaster recovery for Kubernetes applications. Niraj joins the show to describe how Kubernetes deployments manage state, and what the modern business environment is around Kubernetes.

Container Journal
Container Journal • Jan 10, 2018

Kasten Rises to Container Data Management Challenge

One of the biggest unmet challenges associated with building microservices based on containers is managing all the data attached to them. As microservices dynamically appear and disappear, keeping track of what is being used or needs to be made available becomes a significant IT operational headache.

To address that issue, Kasten has developed a K10 platform to dynamically apply policies to data being accessed by containerized applications deployed on top of a Kubernetes cluster.

Virtualization & Cloud Review
Virtualization & Cloud Review • Jan 9, 2018

Important Announcements Made at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017

Kasten, another company that came out of stealth, announced and launched two new products: its K10 Platform and its open source project Kanister. These products are designed to enable enterprises to build, deploy and manage stateful containerized applications to scale.

Cloudy Chat Podcast
Cloudy Chat Podcast • Jan 3, 2018

Cloud-native data management with Kasten CEO Niraj Tolia

Kasten recently emerged from stealth and has released kanister, an extensible open-source framework for application-level data management on Kubernetes--as well as a commercial offering that builds on it. In this podcast, CEO Niraj Tolia discusses the increased need to manage storage used with Kubernetes at scale, the challenges of complex distributed apps, and the need for app-centric approaches that make infrastructure "boring" (to use my colleague Clayton Coleman's term).
The Cloudcast
The Cloudcast • Dec 10, 2017

The Cloudcast #324 - Data Management as a Kubernetes Service

Brian talks with Niraj Tolia (@nirajtolia, Co-Founder/CEO of @KastenHQ) at KubeCon about the evolution of data management with cloud and containers, the Kasten K10 platform and open source Kanister project, how Kubernetes is changing how we interact and manage data, and how a new approaches to data management can benefit from the CNCF community of projects.

Storage Review
Storage Review • Dec 8, 2017

Kasten Comes Out Of Stealth With Its K10 Platform For Stateful Containers

At KubeCon in Austin, TX, the cloud-native data management company, Kasten, came out of stealth and announced the release of its K10 platform. This new platform uses a novel application-centric approach to enable enterprises to meet business continuity and compliance requirements around stateful container based applications running at scale on public and private Kubernetes deployments. Aside from K10, the company also announced its open source project that is an extensible framework for application-level data management, Kanister.

The Register
The Register • Dec 7, 2017

Software vendors line up Kubernetes tasting menu for devops

With the advent of KubCon and CloudNativeCon in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, assorted enterprise vendors have chosen this week to flog their latest devops-oriented wares, before the impending holiday torpor leaves IT folks too distracted, weary or inebriated to care.

In the interest of jargon pruning and hype deflation, we present a few such developments here in brief as a sort of Kubernetes-flavored turducken.

Forbes
Forbes • Dec 6, 2017

Kasten Launches With K10 and Kanister For Kubernetes

Kasten has launched out of stealth at KubeCon in Austin, TX, calling itself "the cloud native data-management company" and has two products ready for you to try. Since Kasten was only founded in January 2017, that's pretty impressive.

Firstly, it has its platform offering, called K10, which takes an application-centric view of data management. K10 uses a policy and workload view to define whether or not a set of data needs to be protected, and how. There's an easy-to-understand interface to show operators if workloads are being protected or not, and it automatically discovers new workloads with the same characteristics, and automatically starts protecting them.

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SD Times • Dec 6, 2017

KubeCon: CoreOS Tectonic, open source Kubernetes Tools from Oracle, Kasten, and more

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation kicked off their KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America conference, dedicated to Kubernetes and cloud native technologies, in Austin, Texas today with the announcement of 31 new members, including AppsCode, CA, Datadog, Grafana Labs, InfluxData, HPE and Kasten.

PR Newswire
PR Newswire • Dec 6, 2017

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Kicks Off KubeCon + CloudNativeCon With 31 New Members

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation® (CNCF®), which sustains and integrates open source technologies like Kubernetes® and Prometheus™, today announced that Kasten is one of the 31 new members joining the Foundation.

DataCenterNews
DataCenterNews • Dec 6, 2017

Kasten emerges from the shadows with new data management platform

Kasten is a cloud-native data management company that has emerged from stealth to release a new service, the K10 platform.

Announced at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon, K10 uses a novel application-centric approach to help enterprises meet business continuity and compliance requirements around stateful container-based applications running at scale on public and private Kubernetes deployments.

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Diversity Limited, Ben Kepes • Dec 5, 2017

Kasten wants to reinvent data in a Kubernetes world. But what does that mean

Ever since Docker popularized the concept of containers, there has been all manner of organizations whose stated aims have been to reinvent a particular part of infrastructure for the new, container-centric world. In Weaveworks case, it’s a case of reinventing networking for containers. For Portworx it’s about storage. For Twistlock it’s about security. These companies, depending on which way you look at it, have either identified a very real hole or jumped onto a bandwagon.

VentureBeat
VentureBeat • Dec 5, 2017

Kasten launches to simplify data management for container apps

Kasten is a new startup that emerged from stealth today aiming to help companies better manage their data in an era of containerized applications.

While software containers are great at providing a portable, isolated, and lightweight execution environment for applications, they’re not as good at working natively with applications that need to maintain an internal state. Kasten’s software, K10, helps with this by tracking data on a per-container level and allowing customers to set up rules for how it should be managed.

SiliconANGLE
SiliconANGLE • Dec 5, 2017

Kasten launches data management platform to tackle new needs of software containers

As adoption of application containers continues to expand, more companies run up against the challenges involved in deploying the technology on a large scale. A startup called Kasten Inc. exited stealth mode today to tackle one of the biggest obstacles: data management.

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Dec 5, 2017

In the age of Kubernetes, Kasten emerges to reinvent data management for enterprises

Kasten, the cloud-native data management company, emerged from stealth and released its K10 platform. K10 uses a novel application-centric approach to enable enterprises to meet business continuity and compliance requirements around stateful container based applications running at scale on public and private Kubernetes deployments.

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