Google has announced new cloud storage solutions designed to improve data protection and resiliency, including Filestore Enterprise and Backup for Google Kubernetes Engine.
According to the company, the new services will make it easier for enterprise customers to protect data out-of-the-box across a wide variety of applications and uses.
The company announced the Preview for Backup for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), which it calls a simple, cloud-native way for organizations to protect, manage and restore containerized applications and data, enabling users to more easily meet service-level objectives, automate common backup and recovery tasks and show reporting for compliance and audit purposes.
Google says this means more applications can be deployed in GKE, making it easier for larger customers to expand their use of GKE and manage more demanding workflows.
According to Google, Backup for GKE orchestrates data protection and restores for the customer so IT only has to manage data at the container level.
This allows customers to create a backup plan to schedule periodic backups of both application data and GKE cluster state data. Customers can also restore reach backup to a cluster in the same region or to a cluster in a different region.
“You can even customize your backups to ensure application consistency for the most demanding, tier-one database workloads,” reads a company blog post. “The result is a feature that drives down the operational cost for infrastructure teams at companies like Atos, while also making it easier for architects and developers to use GKE for their most critical applications.”
Google also announced Filestore Enterprise, which it calls a fully managed cloud-native NFS solution that lets customers deploy critical file-based applications in Google Cloud. The service is designed to applications that demand high availability and is backed by a Service-Level Ageement that delivers 99.99% regional availability, the company says.
According to Google, the Filestore family now includes:
- Filestore Basic for file sharing, software development, and GKE workloads
- Filestore High Scalefor high performance computing (HPC) application requirements such as genome sequencing, and financial-services trading analysis
- Filestore Enterprisefor critical applications (e.g., SAP) and GKE workloads
According to Google Filestore also lets customers take periodic snapshots of the file system and retain a desired number of recovery points, allowing for the recovery of an entire file system in less than 10 minutes from any of the prior snapshot recovery points.