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Commvault during the online KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2020 conference announced it has extended the platforms supported by its Metallic software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for managing backup and recovery to include Kubernetes.
Manoj Nair, general manager of Metallic for Commvault, says as organizations shift toward SaaS platforms to manage data protection, it’s clear they want to employ the same platform to back up virtual machines and Kubernetes versus having to deploy and manage a separate platform.
Commvault, to encourage IT organizations down that path, will make the Kubernetes Backup component of its Metallic VM & Kubernetes Backup service available for free to any organization that purchases 10 or more virtual machine subscriptions by May 18, 2021, for the lifetime of their subscription.
The Mettalic SaaS service has already been validated to support for Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes, Azure Red Hat OpenShift, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and VMware Tanzu. The platform also supports Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware vSphere, Native Azure Virtual Machines, Azure VMware Solution (AVS) and VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS.
Nair says with more IT teams working from home to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are relying more on cloud-based platforms to manage IT. Those IT teams are also being …
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