Are you running containers and don’t like the complexity involved with managing Kubernetes? Do you need an enterprise-focused platform to help make managing containers easier? Red Hat OpenShift is a market leading platform that extends Kubernetes with more advanced features for enterprise applications, and a modern intuitive interface that simplifies usability and operations. With that being said, OpenShift does not natively provide persistent storage or data protection – 2 things you’ll likely need for your applications. This is why you need Veritas!
Veritas InfoScale and NetBackup work together to provide enterprise storage and data protection for OpenShift clusters. InfoScale provides persistent software-defined storage for containerized applications running in OpenShift, and NetBackup provides data protection for OpenShift namespaces with the ability to restore granularly – even to different clusters.
Veritas InfoScale and NetBackup integrate seamlessly with OpenShift and offer an easy installation and setup, as well as an intuitive experience configuring storage and data protection for your containers. Here’s a quick overview of the features and functionality that InfoScale and NetBackup provide for OpenShift:
By using InfoScale and NetBackup together in an OpenShift environment, you have the foundation your stateful containerized applications need to be production ready. Let’s take a closer look at how it works.
InfoScale’s CSI drivers allows OpenShift to mount persistent enterprise grade storage in application pods, which can then be used by stateful applications that can be easily scaled to run across multiple containers. InfoScale’s software-defined high performance persistent storage for OpenShift can be provisioned with either traditional SAN, or using the storage directly attached to the OpenShift worker nodes using InfoScale’s Flexible Storage Sharing (FSS) feature – which can provide higher performance storage than SAN at a reduced cost. InfoScale also helps ensure data integrity and resiliency with integrated I/O fencing that ensures pods are moved and brought online in the event of a system or network failure within the cluster. If you need DR and site-level resiliency, this can be easily configured using the InfoScale DR operator which enables data and metadata replication to another cluster.
NetBackup offers a new approach to data protection for Kubernetes that lets you protect your entire OpenShift environment from a single interface. NetBackup automates the discovery, protection, and recovery for all the resources and persistent data within OpenShift projects. NetBackup connects to your OpenShift cluster and provides a Kubernetes workload option for backups that is fully integrated into the NetBackup workflow – making it both a familiar and easy experience to provide data protection for your OpenShift cluster.
The NetBackup kOps operator is deployed in the cluster using a helm chart and NetBackup uses an Elastic Data Mover Pod to copy snapshot backups to off-cluster backup media, including NetBackup appliances and cloud storage. With a single pass backup, you can granularly recover resources, entire workloads, and persistent volumes – within the same OpenShift cluster, or to a different cluster. There are 2 types of backups that you can run:
While OpenShift helps simplify Kubernetes with a comprehensive and intuitive user experience, it relies on third parties for the data management functionality that typical enterprise applications need. With Veritas, your OpenShift environment will have the storage and data protection needed by stateful applications along with several other benefits:
Veritas InfoScale and NetBackup work together to enable organizations to take advantage of the benefits of containerization with advanced protection and storage management. Veritas software-defined storage and data protection integrates seamlessly with Red Hat OpenShift and provides the functionality you need to run containerized applications with confidence, with an intuitive user experience that helps make running applications in containers easy.
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