Cloud Field Day 11 was held a couple weeks back…and while this time around I was not presenting, I still wanted to give a round up of the event from a Kasten by Veeam point of view. We are moving closer to in-person events again, but for the moment we are still limited to virtual sessions and there is a formula to keeping people engaged this far into the virtual covid world. For the most, that formula involved great speakers presenting on great topics that resonate… and at the moment there is no better example of that then Kubernetes and the backing up of modern application platforms. Kasten had the floor for two hours and the team presented around the WHY of Kubernetes backup and how Kasten fits into things, as well as some great insights and demos into real world application of what Kasten K10 offers around data protection and DR.

The following was presented as part of Cloud Field Day 11 on June 25, 2021. Watch the entire presentation at here or visit or for more information.

Kasten by Veeam Recap:

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Part 1 was Michael Cade, presenting the “state of the state” for Kasten K10 by Veeam. Kasten K10 is purpose-built for Kubernetes and provides enterprise operations teams an easy-to-use, scalable, and secure systems for backup/recovery, disaster recovery, and mobility of Kubernetes applications. Michael then demonstrates Kasten K10 defeating ransomware using Amazon AWS S3 object storage. Finally, he discusses why Kasten by Veeam is the number 1 Kubernetes backup product and discusses the product architecture.

In Part 2, Tom Manville, presents the philosophy and technology behind cloud-native data protection for Kubernetes. Kasten K10 was designed to be simple, extensible, and cloud-native, supporting modern DevOps for seamless application transformation and portability. It supports native Kubernetes operators like Vault and provides cloud-native APIs to develop, test, and deploy data management. He then demonstrates data protection using APIs as well as Kasten CSI and Kanister.

Part 3 sees Michael Courcy, demonstrating DR automation for Kubernetes using Kasten. In a Red Hat OpenShift container platform, Kasten K10 manages and protects data between multiple datacenter, increasing RTO, decreasing cost, and improving automation.

Finally, in Part 4 Michael Courcy, demonstrates how Kasten K10 can protect Kafka on Kubernetes. First, he discusses the challenges of data management and technical debt in modern applications, and how Kafka can help. But Kafka clusters can be difficult to manage and protect. Kasten K10 is designed to integrate with cloud-native Kubernetes applications like Kafka and create application-consistent backups and replication of data.