Heptio and Microsoft join the effort to bring Heptio Ark to Azure
The new collaboration between Heptio and Microsoft aims to ensure Heptio Ark delivers a strong Kubernetes disasterrecovery solution for customers who want to use it on Azure. The companies will also work together to make the Ark project an efficient solution to move Kubernetes applications across on-premise computing environments and Azure, and to ensure that Azurehosted backups are secure.
The Ark project provides a simple, configurable and operationally robust way to back up and restore applications and persistent volumes from a series of checkpoints. With the Heptio-Microsoft collaboration, the two firms will ensure that organisations are not only able to back up and restore content into Azure Container Service (AKS), but that snapshots created using Ark are persisted in Azure and are encrypted at rest.
“I’m excited to see Heptio and Microsoft deliver a compelling solution that satisfies an important and unmet need in the Kubernetes ecosystem,” said Brendan Burns, distinguished engineer at Microsoft and cocreator of Kubernetes.
It will also help manage disaster recovery for Kubernetes cluster resources and persistent volumes.