How to innovate Kubernetes backup capabilities and reduce complexities

The combination of Kubernetes and containers is one of the most important and transformative new technologies of recent years. With Kubernetes, leading businesses are building dynamic, agile, and flexible microservices that can greatly exceed the capabilities of standard monolithic applications. 

But adopting this vital new technology isn’t that simple for most organizations. They face a lack of skill sets (developers who understand Kubernetes backup have the pick of new jobs), a completely new way of developing applications, and legacy infrastructures not designed for microservices.

Aberdeen research has found that rising complexity is one of the top challenges that businesses face when adopting Kubernetes, creating a negative impact on the ability to backup and protect these innovative applications. Many organizations have quickly discovered that traditional backup tools fail to properly protect Kubernetes-based applications and services. 

How can organizations overcome these challenges?

Leading businesses are upgrading their backup capabilities by leveraging modernized solutions that are designed specifically to work with Kubernetes-based applications. And along with modernization, we’ve seen that these organizations are also looking to integrate backup into the entire development process in order to put application protection in the hands of developers.

Specifically, leading organizations are investing in backup solutions that feature strong automation and intelligence, with unified and cloud-based interfaces, that offer the highest levels of security and reliability for this new class of applications. When these businesses invest in this kind of backup, they see key benefits in less complexity and downtime, and faster backups.

As this new generation of application infrastructures continues to become more commonplace, businesses will need to modernize key infrastructure areas such as backup in order to keep pace. When organizations know that their investment in Kubernetes backup is well protected from any kind of disaster or issue, they can continue to become more agile and innovative.

To find out more about this topic, check out the Aberdeen eBook, “Key Kubernetes backup strategies for cloud-native environments.”


For over 25 years, Jim Rapoza, Research Director at Aberdeen, has been using, testing, and writing about the newest technologies in software, enterprise hardware and the Internet. He previously served as the director of an award-winning technology testing lab based in Massachusetts and California. Rapoza is also the winner of five awards of excellence in technology journalism, and co-chaired a summit on technology industry security practices. He is a frequent speaker at technology conferences and expositions, and has been regularly interviewed as a technology expert by national and local media outlets including CNN, ABC, NPR, and the Associated Press.