Microsoft partners with Heptio to bring Kubernetes disaster recovery solution to Azure

Heptio was founded by two creators of the Kubernetes project to support and advance the open Kubernetes ecosystem. The Heptio Ark offers a production-grade solution for cluster disaster recovery. Microsoft today announced its partnership with Heptio to bring Heptio Ark Kubernetes disaster recovery solution for Azure. With this upcoming solution, organizations can not only backup and restore content into Azure Container Service (AKS), but the snapshots created using Ark are persisted in Azure and are encrypted at rest.

Heptio will also work with Microsoft to make the Ark project an efficient way to move Kubernetes apps between on-premise computing environments and Azure, and to ensure that Azure-hosted backups are secure. Since the design of the Ark project makes it extensible, it can be integrated easily into variety of environments.

“It is still early days for the Ark project, but we are excited to have the opportunity to work within the growing Kubernetes ecosystem to solve real problems and realize the broader vision of the framework,” wrote Craig McLuckie.

You can learn more about this new solution here.

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