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Kasten by Veeam Tops Kubernetes Backup/Data Protection Poll

A new survey-based Kubernetes backup and data protection report shows Kasten by Veeam was identified as a leader in the field, though many respondents couldn't name any organization as a leader.

Among those who could point to a leader, Kasten by Veeam topped the field, being named by 29 percent of all respondents. Portworx was second (17 percent), followed by VMware at 15 percent.

However, those totals were dwarfed by those who "don't know or not sure" about the question, 38 percent of respondents. The specific question was: "What organization do you see as the leader in Kubernetes backup and data protection?" Survey results were also broken down by respondents running Kubernetes only in a public cloud and those running more than 50 Kubernetes nodes.

Who's the Leader?
[Click on image for larger view.] Who's the Leader? (source: The New Stack).

The report is based on an online survey conducted in October and November by media platform The New Stack on behalf of its owner, Insight Partners, a venture capital and private equity firm based in New York, garnering results from 106 New Stack readers.

"As the ecosystem of tools around Kubernetes and cloud native technologies continues to sprawl, even some of the IT professionals who use that tech the most can get lost in it," the report said. "Case in point: Fifty-six percent of participants in a new survey who report running at least 50 nodes of Kubernetes deployments at their organizations don't know or aren't sure which vendor is considered a leader in Kubernetes backup and data protection. That's significantly lower than the 38 percent of survey participants overall who said the same."

The report also concludes users have a low tolerance for downtime, supported by these data points:

  • Once a problem is found, 52 percent of respondents' organizations require that decisions to "failover/recover" should take 15 minutes or less.
  • This segment of the survey pool was also more likely to use PostgreSQL for live production data (67 percent), as compared to 44 percent of the remaining survey participants. Their low tolerance for downtime is likely a contributing factor to that decision.
  • Sixty percent of respondents whose organizations run Kubernetes in a hybrid cloud said that it takes less than one hour to restore; another 28 percent said it takes at least 1 hour to do so.

Other key findings of the report include:

  • Overall, 82 percent of participants in the report use Kubernetes to manage and orchestrate containerized applications.
  • Just over half (51 percent) said they run Kubernetes exclusively on public clouds.
  • 40 percent said they deploy K8s in hybrid environments — both public cloud and on-premises.
  • 43 percent said they deploy more than 50 nodes.
  • Companies with large Kubernetes implementations are more likely to be running existing applications on Kubernetes. Ninety-four percent of those with more than 50 nodes reported running existing apps on K8s, compared to 67 percent among everyone else.

Although the report focused on Kubernetes backup and data protection, 34 percent of respondents identified themselves as DevOps specialists and 30 percent said their role is not related to backup or data protection.

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David Ramel is an editor and writer for Converge360.

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