Veeam snaps up Kasten to protect its containers

Veeam has announced the acquisition of Kubernetes container backup and disaster recovery specialist, Kasten in a deal worth $150 million.

The company said the takeover comes at a time when businesses using containerised workloads continues to rise, with Gartner predicting that 75 percent of enterprises will be running containers in production by 2022.

Veeam CTO Danny Allan said this acquisition represents the natural next stage of the company’s Kubernetes journey.

“Veeam’s acquisition of Kasten is the next step in a strong partnership and shared sense of passion for delivering cloud data management. It represents a testament and critical milestone in our commitment to support our customers’ business transformation to future-ready architectures.”

The acquisition will see Kasten’s K10 Data Management Platform integrated into its Veeam Backup & Replication and Cloud Data Management platforms – but it will also remain available as a standalone product for those that require it.