The Cloud Native definition is an architectural philosophy for designing the applications and infrastructure. ‘Containers provide a way to package and run the application. To run such applications, container orchestration is required. Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestrator for managing containerized workloads and services, facilitating both declarative configuration and automation. It is portable, extensible, and scalable and has a large, rapidly growing ecosystem. Kubernetes services, support, and tools are widely available, and the applications are constructed of multiple microservices that run a large number of Kubernetes pods and VMs. VMware vSphere with Tanzu helps in creating Kubernetes control plane directly on VMware ESXi by creating Kubernetes layer within ESXi that are part of the Kubernetes cluster.
Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager protects existing as well as new discovered workloads. It allows IT operations and backup admins to manage VMware Tanzu clusters and their protection through a single management UI and define protection policies for Kubernetes workloads from Kubernetes APIs. The policy-driven protection is defined by the Protection Policy mechanism. PowerProtect Data Manager discovers the namespaces, labels, and pods in the environment, which can be protected by providing cluster credentials. Logging, Monitoring, governance and recovery are done through PowerProtect Data Manager.