Feature Update March 2021

The CloudCasa team is happy to announce the addition of several major new service features! The following new features and improvements became available to all users yesterday (3/31).

Amazon RDS support

First is the introduction of support for protecting Amazon RDS databases. You can now create scheduled or ad-hoc snapshots of your RDS databases using the same schedule and retention policies that you use for Kubernetes. You can also automatically copy snapshots to other AWS regions for an extra layer of protection. Restore of RDS databases can be done from CloudCasa-created snapshots or copies, from RDS automatic backups, or even from manual snapshots created through AWS.

Manage protection for all of your RDS databases, across multiple accounts and regions, from one place! All Amazon RDS databases are supported, including Aurora.

See the RDS Getting Started Guide and the RDS Restore Guide under the Resources page for more details.

Region choice for backups

Previously, CloudCasa would back up your Kubernetes resources to a single cloud storage region, but now you can choose which region you would like your data sent to. This is important for customers in certain countries, especially within the EU, who need the ability to restrict which countries their data can be stored in. It can also be used to help minimize egress bandwidth charges by keeping data within your region, or to provide additional protection by guaranteeing that data is sent out of your region. Backup destination region can now be set under the Settings tab. In the near future we will also be adding the ability to set it on a more granular basis.

Currently all storage regions are provided by AWS, but we will soon be offering a choice of providers as well.

Pause/Resume scheduling for backups

You can now pause and resume scheduling of defined backups, for both Kubernetes and RDS. Clicking on a backup in the dashboard will take you to the new backup details page. Clicking on the “three dots” button in the upper right corner of the status summary will provide you with pause and resume options, among others.

UI Improvements

Many UI improvements were made for this release, but we’ve maintained the same look and feel and ease of use. Besides the many changes necessary for supporting RDS databases, updates include a new backup details page and the redesign of the Protection tab. We have also introduced the use of push technology in the UI, so that updates are more responsive.

Other Improvements

Many other minor or non-user-visible improvements were made, including: * The Kubernetes agent can now be installed via a Helm chart * Performance and reliability improvements to the Kubernetes agent * Platform robustness improvements

We hope you like the new features! Please feel free to contact the CloudCasa team with any questions, comments, or suggestions.