Data Protection of Containers

Enterprise has started using containers for mission-critical application workloads. As per the IDC survey, 55 percent of IT leaders say they have deployed containers on-premises.  Kubernetes(k8) has made management and deployment of containers easier. Enterprises have started using containers not only helps them in scaling applications but also helps in developing, testing and deploying faster.

There are still quite a number of organizations who run their environment on-premise and to move towards more scalable and flexible architecture they are adopting containers. Containers deployed on on-premise gives to advantages like full control, choice of the operating system, the ability to configure networking and storage.

Even though containers are stateless they are dependent on some services like databases that are stateful. Kubernetes persistent volumes helps in provisionioning storage for stateful application running on containers.

In this blog when and how we will protect the containerized applications.

Containers are deployed on a virtual machine on the on-premise environment. Persistent volumes are provisioned for stateful services like databases from enterprise storage. Nimesa discovers the virtual machine and the persistent volumes provisioned.  It provides a consistent snapshot of the virtual machine and its volumes by integrating with the storage.

Provisioning the copy of persistent volume

DevOps team often needs a copy of the production data for the setting up the cluster Pre-Production environment. Nimesa as part of backup not only captures the data but also the configuration files and by leveraging the storage clone capability Nimesa can provide you the copy of the data as well as the configuration file instantly without any additional space requirement.

Developers need not wait for a new dataset from persistent volume. Refresh Test and Dev clusters with the latest data periodically and in turn, improve developer productivity.

Instantly provision new clusters by restoring the config file and the persistent volume and bring back the environment in minutes instead of hours for DR scenarios.

About Nimesa

Nimesa is an enterprise-class Application Aware data protection, cost management & copy data management solution for applications running on AWS. It uses native AWS capabilities like EBS snapshots capabilities to automatically protect the environment. Nimesa provides simple policy based lifecycle management of snapshots and clones of EC2 instances.

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