Organizations are moving to cloud native architectures running on Kubernetes for a variety of reasons, including agility, scalability, resilience, flexibility, and cost efficiency. However, the power and flexibility of Kubernetes comes with the trade-off of complexity. And that complexity can leave gaps that endanger the success of your cloud native initiatives.

Those gaps, which typically become apparent as you scale up for “Day 2” operations, include data protection and optimization. Both are part of a holistic approach to ensure success of day 2 operations, including:

  • Security and Compliance: Data protection is essential to comply with regulatory requirements and to keep sensitive data secure. By implementing data protection measures such as encryption and access control, organizations can ensure that their Kubernetes deployments are secure and compliant with industry standards.
  • Performance and Availability: Optimizing Kubernetes deployments can help improve application performance and availability. By leveraging features such as auto-scaling and resource utilization metrics, organizations can ensure that their applications are running efficiently and that resources are being used effectively.
  • Cost Reduction: Optimizing Kubernetes deployments can also help reduce costs by reducing resource waste and improving application efficiency. By implementing data protection measures such as data compression and deduplication, organizations can reduce the amount of storage and bandwidth required for their Kubernetes deployments, resulting in cost savings.
  • Disaster Recovery: Data protection is also critical for disaster recovery purposes. By implementing backup and recovery measures, organizations can ensure that their Kubernetes deployments can quickly recover from any disruptions, minimizing downtime and data loss.

At StormForge, we focus on Kubernetes resource optimization. And we’re pretty darn good at it, if we do say so ourselves. Our machine learning platform helps organizations reduce Kubernetes resource usage (and associated costs) by 50% or more, without risking reliability or performance. A great example of this is how we helped Acquia right-size their Kubernetes applications to save money and improve application performance.

And when it comes to data protection on Kubernetes, Kasten is clearly leading the pack. Their Kubernetes backup, disaster recovery and mobility solutions are helping many organizations ensure security and high availability, and as further validation Kasten was recently named (for the third consecutive year) a Leader and Outperformer in the GigaOm Radar Report for Kubernetes Data Protection. StormForge and Kasten are also both backed by the leading global venture capital and private equity firm, Insight Partners.

Because both StormForge and Kasten help organizations tackle day 2 Kubernetes challenges, it makes perfect sense to think about both data protection and optimization, before you reach day 2. That’s why we’re excited to be hanging out in Kasten’s booth at the upcoming KubeCon in Amsterdam

Stop by and see us at the Kasten booth (Booth P7). See how Kasten can help you with data protection, including backup & restore, disaster recovery, and application mobility, then talk to the StormForge team about Kubernetes resource optimization, autoscaling, and application performance. It’s like a one-stop shop for all your day 2 Kubernetes needs. 

Hope to see you in Amsterdam at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2023! If you’d like to meet with us at the show, grab a time here.