To gain an appreciation for how increasingly important it is to protect Kubernetes applications, it’s instructive to compare container environments today with the way they looked when Kubernetes started out just eight years ago.' Back then, data protection in container environments was an afterthought.

Let’s dive into some of the drivers behind Kubernetes native data protection: The rise of cloud native applications.

With cloud native applications in a Kubernetes operating environment, the underlying application architecture is completely different from hypervisor-based environments.

So Kubernetes itself evolved to include constructs that allow cloud native applications to contain state that persists across individual pods.

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