Commvault offers free Kubernetes Backup component

Commvault, an enterprise software leader in the management of data, announced data protection for Kubernetes, in a consumption model.
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The Metallic VM & Kubernetes Backup solution joins Commvault’s Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform and Commvault Complete Data Protection to store, protect, and migrate containers in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

Kubernetes-based containers provide IT organizations the flexibility to deploy, scale and migrate workloads without end-user interruption. Metallic’s new BaaS-based platform simplifies protection for containers – fully integrated with K8s via the Container Storage Interface (CSI).

Any customer who purchases at least 10 VMs within the Metallic VM & Kubernetes Backup product by May 18, 2021, will receive the Kubernetes Backup component free of charge for the lifetime of their subscription.

Metallic VM & Kubernetes Backup provides SaaS data protection for containers and is part of Metallic’s new hybrid cloud data protection portfolio.

Unlike solutions that require point products or third-party tools to back up and protect cloud, container, and virtual workloads, Metallic offers a single solution to quickly and easily protect customers’ modern, hybrid cloud workloads with the simplicity of BaaS.

Protected workloads include any CNCF-Certified Kubernetes distribution with validated support for Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes, Azure Red Hat OpenShift, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), and VMware Tanzu.

This is in addition to Metallic’s comprehensive support for Virtual Machine environments, including Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Native Azure Virtual Machines, Azure VMware Solution (AVS), and VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS.

“Container adoption is accelerating, and with that comes the need for enterprise-grade services that treat containers like any other business-critical data,” said Steve McDowell, senior analyst & Strategist, Storage & Data Center Technologies, Moor Insights & Strategies.

Enhancements in Commvault’s Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform provide customers the flexibility to develop and run new modern applications with declarative data placement, encryption, and data protection in any Kubernetes environment.

It offers the ability to store, protect, and migrate containers across hybrid multi-cloud environments to speed the DevOps process and remove any cloud-managed or self-managed Kubernetes service barriers.

“Enterprise adoption of containers is rapidly increasing — and containers need to be protected while keeping pace with DevOps teams,” said Ranga Rajagopalan, VP of Products at Commvault.