HYCU joins the Kubernetes container backup bunch

News | 30.04.2021

HYCU has said it will provide data protection for Kubernetes workloads in its cloud-native Protégé service, which is now able to protect, manage and recover data across physical, virtual and container environments. More details 

The first Protégé service for containers supports Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) with other Kubernetes cloud services following shortly.

  • Automated and instantaneous discovery of applications from one user interface.
  • Set and forget policy-based data protection across container and non-container sources.
  • Ability to set different SLAs for applications within the same cluster.
  • Users can recover an entire application, from individual persistent disks and configuration files.
  • Selective cross-cluster recovery: users have the flexibility to leverage multi-regions and locations to spin up applications for recovery.
  • Simplified Dev/Test and DR with cross project and cross regional cloning and auto-tiering.


Kubernetes has its Container Storage Interface (CSI) and backup suppliers use it to build their products. This is also the case for storage suppliers who use CSI to provision storage to containers and then protect it, eg NetApp with Astra.

Because of this there is much commonality between suppliers’ Kubernetes protection products and they compete on ease of use and wider functionality. Some, like HYCU, provide a backup service covering physical, virtual and containerised workloads. HYCU says customers can manage their VMs, apps, buckets, containers and GKE from its single management interface.