The Kubernetes Data Protection Platform
Portworx Platform Services
Cloud Native storage optimized for containers. Operate at scale. Rule-based automation & flexible thin-provisioning allocation. Any cloud & on any storage.Learn More
Deliver availability & recoverability ensuring business continuity with zero RPO for Kubernetes. Multi-site synchronous metro & asynchronous WAN replication.Learn More
Simplify and automate the deployment of Mongo, Elastic, Kafka, Postgres, Kafka and Cassandra. Empower developers with self-service Day 1 & Day 2 data ops.Learn More
Integrated with GitOps & CICD pipelines. Manage storage services with a single-pane interface to provide development teams with self-service capabilities.Learn More
KPN Customer Story
Backup is simpler [with Portworx]. We can now backup single data volumes, restore them to another namespace, and then simply copy the data we need directly from that space, which saves us significant time and headaches.
Jeroen van Gemert, DevOps Engineer, KPN
Can I use the same backup solution I use to backup and restore virtual machines (VMs)?
In traditional backup, backing up and restoring on the VM level is usually sufficient to fully protect any applications.
However, using a VM-based approach to backup Kubernetes applications will often result in slow or incomplete restores because containerized infrastructure is so different. Containers have distributed application components, so restoring a singular VM may include multiple components of several applications while failing to fully restore any single application. Containers also store persistent data externally, so simply backing up the container won’t capture the externally stored data, leading to inconsistent restores.
It is important to use a built-for-Kubernetes solution like Portworx Backup services that can produce fast, complete restores using an application-aware and container-granular approach.Read more
I use a free, open-source backup solution. How does Portworx compare?
Free, open source backup solutions can be a great start for organizations kicking off their container journey. However, as your projects mature in scope and scale, open source solutions often cannot grow and scale with you.
These open source solutions often do not come equipped with enterprise-grade features like role-based access controls, simple restores, and easy-to-use UI. An organization’s backup solution must be easily scalable without significant manual effort from development teams.
Portworx Backup services provides many out-of-the-box, enterprise-grade features, like self-service access, single-click restores, ransomware protection and more.Read more
Our stack is highly customized. Is Portworx Backup compatible with our unique setup?
Many organizations have a customized stack that is specific to their needs. Portworx meets this need as the market-leading Kubernetes data platform to run containers and modern databases. Portworx is infrastructure, Kubernetes distribution, and data service agnostic, meaning it can work into almost any IT stack.Contact us to learn more
Does Portworx provide disaster recovery as well?
Many Kubernetes data protection providers conflate disaster recovery with backup and restore. Portworx is one of the few platforms that can provide both.
Disaster recovery (DR) requires replication at the storage level in order to provide synchronous or asynchronous DR. Using backup and restore in lieu disaster recovery may be sufficient for lower tier applications where you can tolerate some data loss. Because there is no replication on the storage level, though, this is not considered disaster recovery.
Portworx provides synchronous and asynchronous DR, as well as backup and restore, so you can rest assured knowing you have comprehensive data protection with backup and business continuity with disaster recovery.Read more