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Google has recently announced the preview of Backup for GKE, a cloud-native way to protect, manage, and restore containerized applications and data running on Kubernetes.
Using the new service developers can create backups plans to schedule periodic backups of both application data and GKE cluster state data, restore each backup to a cluster in the same or in a different region.
With the increased adoption of Kubernetes and containerized applications, more workloads, including relational databases, require managed backup solutions. Guru Pangal, GM storage at Google Cloud, and Brian Schwarz, director of product management, write:
Google Cloud users continue to adopt GKE in droves (..) and they’re no longer just running stateless applications in containers; they’re also running databases such as MySQL and PostgreSQL inside containers, as well as other stateful workloads.