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Automating Backup for Your K8s Workloads with Rafay and CloudCasa

Having a backup and disaster recovery plan for enterprises has long been a best practice to minimize business risk and be able to quickly recover in the event of a cyber attack, system outage/failure, natural disaster, and more.  With enterprises moving more production workloads to Kubernetes, they need to provide the same enterprise critical backup and recovery services for this new modern architecture as they did for their legacy workloads and architecture. 

Protecting stateful application data and Kubernetes configuration in the event of an unexpected scenario requires using persistent volumes. Ensuring recoverability requires careful planning combined with the right tools for execution.

Rafay has partnered with CloudCasa to help automate the deployment and governance of their Kubernetes backup and recovery solution across environments.

What is CloudCasa

CloudCasa is a cloud-native backup-as-a-service for Kubernetes cluster resources and data. CloudCasa provides a simple, easy to consume, software as service offering to deliver backup and recovery for K8S clusters and cloud relational databases. Getting setup with CloudCasa is quick and easy, allowing enterprises to run Kubernetes backups in under 5 minutes providing an accelerated time to value. The snapshots and backup copies taken via CloudCasa not only act as a form of insurance when disaster strikes, but they are also useful during the DevOps process and for other IT and business processes, such as application testing and compliance retention and reporting.  

Rafay Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP)

Rafay’s KOP provides a holistic approach to managing modern infrastructure by dramatically simplifying the lifecycle management of Kubernetes clusters and modern applications located in data centers, public clouds or at the edge. With Rafay, enterprises can use any Kubernetes distribution and immediately gain centralized automation, security, visibility, and governance capabilities.

Helping Organizations Automate Kubernetes Backups with Rafay and CloudCasa

Managing Kubernetes backups becomes more complex as organizations scale production workloads. Complexity not only increases with the number of applications and clusters, but also as clusters scale across data centers, regions, and clouds. As the size and complexity of environments increase, so do the challenges to maintain ongoing compliance and reliability of Kubernetes backup for your production clusters.

By taking advantage of Rafay’s cluster blueprint feature, which is documented in the Rafay – CloudCasa recipe, organizations can now seamlessly deploy CloudCasa to existing clusters and new clusters as they are created. Once CloudCasa is deployed across all production clusters, Rafay’s drift detection feature allows organizations to make sure that CloudCasa is not removed from production clusters. Once fully deployed, teams have a full view into all clusters and backup status.

This enables SRE and DevOps teams to create a centralized and automated process that makes sure every workload is protected by CloudCasa’s managed backup-as-a-service offering running continuously on all production clusters.

Get started with Rafay and CloudCasa

Rafay and CloudCasa make it easier for teams working with Kubernetes to simplify and automate backup for production workloads. Are you ready to find out why so many enterprises and platform teams have partnered with Rafay? Sign up for a free trial today.  Already using Rafay and would like to try out CloudCasa, sign-up here for a CloudCasa trial.


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