Effectively back up Kubernetes on AWS

Protect your application deployments running on Kubernetes

Protect Kubernetes applications without complexity

IT and applications development teams are embracing Kubernetes to build and modernize apps, but many of these workloads are incorrectly protected, or completely unprotected. Existing tools offer limited protection and are focused only on Kubernetes admins and not other stakeholders in the organization such as DevOps, cloud admins, or application owners.

Ensure application availability

As application owners build and update environments, Druva automatically and securely stores snapshots of applications to enable quick and easy recovery.

Enhanced data mobility

Snapshots can be restored to a new AWS region or account for workload migration, cloning, or troubleshooting — all through Druva’s intuitive UI.

No more complexity

Automate Kubernetes backups for containerized applications in AWS, eliminating the steep learning curve of hands-on administration and maintenance tasks.


Backup Built for Kubernetes

Though Kubernetes is known for resiliency, when a container goes down, Kubernetes brings back the container but in a clean state, so the data is lost. With Druva’s Kubernetes protection, you protect the data and the environment before you suffer a critical outage, cyber-attack, or failed audit.

How is Druva different?

Druva’s application-centric solution for Kubernetes backup identifies and protects the applications, underlying storage, and database services on Kubernetes deployments.

Secure centralized management

  • Single pane of glass for simplified Kubernetes backups
  • Manage backups at scale with flexible policies
  • Discover Kubernetes resources in your AWS clusters within a VPC
  • Support custom container workloads on Amazon EC2 or EKS 
  • Manage clusters across multiple regions and accounts

Comprehensive application protection

  • Backup application groups and namespaces
  • Protect underlying storage and databases on EBS or RDS
  • Customize tiered retention options for LTR
  • Application or crash consistent data protection

Fast, flexible, granular recovery

  • Quickly recover entire Kubernetes applications
  • Restore to existing namespaces, or a different namespace
  • Restore to same cluster or alternative clusters connected to your account
  • Application mobility utilizing cross-region or cross-account backups

Simplified cloud-native experience

  • Easy to deploy using CloudFormation and helm commands
  • Securely add Kubernetes backup into existing policies
  • Supports multiple admin roles including DevOps, cloud admins, and app owners
  • Clone Kubernetes workloads for maintenance or troubleshooting
Druva Kubernetes Demo

Watch this two-minute demo to learn key benefits on how to protect and manage your Kubernetes applications with a cloud-native data protection solution.




How it works

Manage access to AWS EKS and custom EC2 clusters using CloudFormation and install Druva Backup Operator using helm commands to register clusters

Centralized protection, management, and compliance with self-service recovery for clusters and applications on Amazon EKS or EC2

Create policy-based backups for application groups including cross account/region snapshots. Ensure applications and crash consistent backups by attaching custom recipes. 

Seamless recovery of application groups within the Kubernetes cluster. Or restores application groups from cross-region or cross-account backup copies

Built-in capabilities to monitor actions performed on the Kubernetes clusters and application groups by any of the account admins

In the race to dopt containers, unfortunately, protection often gets left behind. Druva offers a singular solution that can fold Kubernetes protection to an existing data management system, offering a compelling option for businesses expanding their use of container workloads.

Phil Goodwin, Research Director, IDC

Additional Resources


Aberdeen: Key Kubernetes backup strategies for cloud-native environments


In cloud we trust: Opportunities and Best Practices for Kubernetes


Learn more about our Kubernetes data protection features and benefits in our datasheet

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