Data management and SaaS protection company Redstor has launched a new service aimed at transforming how managed and cloud service providers (MSPs and CSPs) protect Kubernetes environments in AWS.
The firm has added support for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), a managed container service for handling applications in the cloud or on-premises, giving partners the ability to scale customer back-ups and removing the need to rely on disparate, un-unified solutions.
Extension unifies back-ups for container-based applications
Traditionally, back-ups are not designed for modern, container-based applications, forcing service providers to deploy separate Kubernetes solutions to back-up not only applications, but configurations, Redstor said. With its new extension, the company seeks to unify such processes and eliminate the need to bolt together multiple solutions.
“Unlike other highly complex services that require error-prone scripting and aren’t multi-tenanted, our back-up empowers users with easy scalability and ongoing management,” stated Redstor chief product officer, James Griffin. “There’s not even a need to switch between interfaces. This all provides MSPs with the increased potential to make high margins fast at scale.”
Services providers will benefit from being able to recover a Kubernetes environment by quickly injecting data back into an existing cluster for fast resolution of ransomware, accidental or malicious deletion, or misconfiguration while managing multiple accounts with a single solution purpose-built for cloud partners, Redstor added.
Disparate back-up solutions a significant container security issue
Speaking to CSO, cyber security consultant Harman Singh says that disparate solutions are indeed a significant challenge with regards to backing up container environments.
“There is a major disconnect between data protection strategies across container-based apps and individual apps,” he says. “A back-up solution selected a few years ago may not work well in the agile environment of containers. The most important reason for this is the lack of back-up data reference frameworks because inventory of metadata related to the applications can’t be aligned.”