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Demo: CloudCasa Integration With GCP And GKE For Kubernetes Data Protection


Guests: Martin Phan (LinkedIn, Twitter) | Sebastian Glab (LinkedIn)
Company: CloudCasa by Catalogic (Twitter)

In this debut episode of TFiR Let’s See, Swapnil Bhartiya sits down with two representatives from CloudCasa by Catalogic—Field CTO Martin Phan and Cloud Architect Sebastian Glab—to discuss and demonstrate CloudCasa’s latest features: the native integration with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and Any2Cloud Recovery, which restores the backup of any cluster to the cloud.

Key highlights of this video interview:

  • At this year’s KubeCon, CloudCasa by Catalogic announced the expansion of its multi-cloud data protection strategy to GKE, meaning, it now offers native integration into the Kubernetes services of the top 3 public clouds (Google, Azure, Amazon).
  • CloudCasa aims to be as cloud-agnostic and platform-agnostic as possible with its service.
  • Cloud providers do not necessarily guarantee that you will be able to restore your data. Therefore, it is important to protect different versions of your data and be able to repurpose data for other use cases. Phan explains how they have put the data reuse case into their CloudCasa platform and Any2Cloud migration services to protect the data and provide a recovery point.
  • Phan describes how running reporting in production consumes processes and compute away from the production applications. With the data migration use case in Any2Cloud Recovery, you can spin up a more economical cloud to run reports without impacting production services.
  • CloudCasa aims to bridge the gap between the cloud vendors and take out some of the complexity of restoring and migrating data between different clouds. It provides a central location to manage all the credentials and discover all the Kubernetes clusters or applications you have running within a project or within a cloud service.
  • Glab demonstrates the steps you need to take to get started: add a Google Cloud account to CloudCasa and perform an audit discovery of clusters within the accounts. He takes us through a backup of a cluster and restoring to a different cluster scenario.
  • Phan enumerates the top five reasons why CloudCasa is the best choice for backup: it is SaaS and does not require any infrastructure to be deployed, it has direct cloud-native integration to the different clouds, it is cloud- and infrastructure-agnostic, you can get started for free, and it has transparent pricing.

The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.