The latest service powered by Redstor enables service providers to quickly perform scale backups of Kubernetes environments in Amazon. And this, without resorting to a complex script and multiple solutions.
Redstor, a SaaS data management and protection company, aims to change the way managed service providers and cloud service providers (MSPs and CSPs) protect Kubernetes environments in AWS. It does this by offering support for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes (Amazon EKS), a container-managed service for managing applications in the cloud or on-premises. Objective: to offer partners the ability to perform customer backups at scale and avoid relying on disparate and non-unified solutions.
“Traditionally, backups have not been designed for modern container-based applications, forcing service providers to deploy separate Kubernetes solutions to back up not only applications, but also configurations,” Redstor explained. With the extension of this support, the company seeks to unify these processes to avoid having to combine several solutions. “Unlike other highly complex services that require error-prone scripts and are not multi-tenant, our backup allows users to enjoy easy scaling and continuous management,” said said James Griffin, product manager at Redstor. “It is not even necessary to switch to another interface for this.
Disparate backups, a major container security issue
This gives managed service providers more potential to quickly realize high margins at scale,” he added. Service providers will be able to restart a Kubernetes environment by rapidly injecting data into an existing cluster to quickly respond to a ransomware attack, accidental or malicious deletions, or misconfigurations, while managing multiple accounts with one unique solution designed specifically for cloud partners,” added Redstor.
According to cybersecurity consultant Harman Singh, disparate solutions are indeed a significant challenge when it comes to safeguarding container environments. “There is a major divide between data protection strategies across container-based applications and individual applications,” Singh said. “There is no guarantee that a legacy backup solution will work well in the agile container environment, particularly due to the lack of reference frameworks for backup data, which does not allow for a good harmonization of the metadata inventory related to applications.