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General Availability - Azure Backup for AKS

Published date: November 22, 2023

We are excited to announce the Azure Backup for AKS is now Generally Available. With our Azure native, Kubernetes aware, Enterprise ready backup for containerized applications deployed on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), customers can now simply and safely protect their mission critical workloads. Azure Backup for AKS helps IT admins with its application-centric automated backups and simple restores for AKS clusters, all within single pane of glass to monitor, govern and manage.

With this release we brought in support for

1. For applications running databases like MySQL and MongoDB in AKS cluster, application consistent snapshots are required for backup. AKS Backup supports this via custom hooks

2. You can now restore your backups to AKS clusters running in a different subscription. This helps in key scenarios like application migration

3. AKS Backup supports BYO model and now you can backup Azure Disks statically provisioned and also clusters using an User Identity for RBAC operations.    

Azure Backup for AKS helps organizations protect their stateful applications and data, mitigating risks of data loss or system downtime. The solution is simple, easy to use, and provides peace of mind for IT Managers responsible for managing stateful applications running on AKS clusters.

To get started with Azure Backup for AKS, visit the Azure documentation, and start protecting your AKS clusters.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features