Wanclouds launches new DRaaS features for Kubernetes workloads
- Published: Friday, 15 October 2021 08:28
Wanclouds, has announced the availability of new security additions to its multi-cloud disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for Kubernetes. Most notably, Wanclouds has created new features to make Kubernetes workloads more resilient.
Powered by Wanclouds SaaS-based automation suite VPC+, Wanclouds’ DRaaS now makes backups immutable while monitoring Kubernetes deployments for attempted ransomware attacks thus improving the recovery point objective in the face of escalating threats. Wanclouds utilizes this approach to proactively detect the systems for any integrity violations, leading to improved response time, reduction of data loss, isolation of infected infrastructure, and the ability to restore the latest backup rapidly.
With the new updates Wanclouds DRaaS powered by VPC+ now gives businesses working in cloud-native environments the ability to:
- Backup Kubernetes resources and data volumes for an entire cluster, or parts of a cluster
- Restore selected or entire Kubernetes cluster resources in case of any disaster
- Replicate or migrate a cluster on-demand
- Setup scheduled backup policies at recurring intervals
- Move application and deployments across regions and across clouds with a few clicks.
“A year and a half into the shift to remote work at scale, nearly every workforce is now comfortable with running cloud-native workloads," said Faiz Khan, CEO of Wanclouds. “However, organizations can't lose sight of the fact that even if something is available on-demand in the cloud - it still needs to be backed up given the cyber security threats we face today. Given most Kubernetes workloads are spread across public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructures, securing these workloads is often a customized process, making them expensive, complex, and prone to misconfigurations. Active defense strategies utilizing automation, deception, and best-in-class managed services are needed to ensure business continuity.”
“Kubernetes' distributed framework and support of encryption are significant security advantages,” added Khan. “However, those using Kubernetes must understand that their workloads and vital information on clusters are not impenetrable. IT teams must continue to use best practices with security, disaster recovery, migrations, and backups to ensure zero downtime and keep their teams thriving within agile environments.”
Wanclouds customers can leverage VPC+ for disaster recovery to backup their entire virtual private cloud (VPC) resources, including network, compute, storage, as well as managed Kubernetes cluster and OpenShift clusters in hybrid as well as multi-cloud environments. They can then restore it across different regions and other clouds such as AWS, Google Cloud, and IBM Cloud.