Sathya Sankaran, Chief Operating Officer at CloudCasa by Catalogic, explains how often when you have your data and everything is working fine that it is just at the back of your mind; however, if that data is compromised or lost then it becomes far more valuable. The cost of downtime for organizations is extremely high and it also has reputational implications tied into it. Sankaran feels that having a good recovery strategy is so important. Kubernetes can sometimes create a sense of complacency with users thinking they can just republish clusters at any time, or that it is in the cloud so there is not the need for backup. However, it is important for organizations to consider downtime and what practices you are putting in place in recovery and protecting against failure possibilities. Sankaran discusses the importance of having backup strategies further in this video.
About Sathya Sankaran: Sathya is the founder and General Manager of the CloudCasa business within Catalogic Software where he provides operational and strategic oversight across R&D, marketing, sales and partner alliances. Sathya was an early enthusiast of the potential for containers and cloud technologies to transform how we innovate and deliver solutions to businesses. He is responsible for Catalogic’s strategic pivot to focus on addressing Day 2 challenges in Kubernetes and cloud native ecosystems, including data protection, cyber-resilience and cloud mobility. As the COO of Catalogic Software, Sathya leads engineering, sales and alliance teams at Catalogic and was instrumental in the strategic sale of Catalogic Software’s copy data management portfolio to IBM Storage in 2021. Apart from work and a young family, Sathya is passionate about Cricket, F1, electric cars and world politics.
About CloudCasa by Catalogic: CloudCasa by Catalogic is a powerful, cyber-resilient, backup service for protecting Kubernetes workloads, cloud databases, and cloud-native applications, that is free to start using.
The summary of the show is written by Emily Nicholls.