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2016 Press Releases

December 30, 2016

Datera Collaborates with CoreOS to Accelerate Stateful Kubernetes Workloads for On-Premises Clouds

Datera collaborated with CoreOS and other partners to enable customers to deploy and manage containerised stateful workloads running in on-premises Kubernetes clouds. Elastic Data Fabric from Datera offers the elastic block storage offered by cloud providers for on-premises deployments. CoreOS Tectonic delivers self-driving pure upstream Kubernetes, which enables for easy integration with this Datera innovation. This allows enterprise customers, service providers and enterprise clouds to give a consistent platform for stateless and stateful applications, such as Kafka, Cassandra and MySQL.

Enterprises seeking for continuous deployment and application portability are maximising on Kubernetes for a wide spectrum of workloads. Persistent volumes in Kubernetes are foundational for customers to go beyond simple stateless workloads to full stateful applications. Datera Elastic Data Fabric automates persistent storage to scale along with applications and supports enterprise SLAs with fine-grained policy controls such as IOPS, bandwidth, security and access controls. Elastic Data Fabric also provisions at container speeds, delivering thousands of deployed data stores in sub-milliseconds.

According to Marc Fleischmann, CEO and Founder at Datera, “As data centres are re-imagined for the cloud, there is a need for a simple coherent solution that orchestrates workloads and data. Our work within the Kubernetes community advanced the delivery of StatefulSet through the native Flex Volume framework. Working with partners like CoreOS, Datera has created a complete solution to drive containerised stateless and stateful workloads for any cloud, both public and private. Enterprise customers can use this solution to simplify their data centre operations, accelerate time-to-value and reduce total cost of ownership.”

Kubernetes has merged as the leading orchestration and management layer for containerised applications, enabling organisations to scale and deploy distributed workloads across hybrid environments. With self-driving Kubernetes, CoreOS Tectonic ensures containerised applications are safe and up-to-date with crucial security patches and the most recent features available from the open source community.

The combination of Datera’s elastic block storage and pure upstream Kubernetes delivered by CoreOS Tectonic establishes the foundation for running containerized, stateful applications in the enterprise.
David Aronchick, Senior Project Manager at Google said, “The combination of CoreOS Tectonic for Kubernetes, Datera for self-optimising persistent storage and Supermicro’s servers offers a solution to run scale-out, containerized, stateful applications in enterprise and service provider clouds. With Kubernetes, organizations can manage these applications on-premises and also have the option to move to hybrid environments using this stateful solution along with Google Cloud Platform.”

Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS also mentioned, “Kubernetes continues to develop rapidly and has become the best way to deploy and manage containerised applications. And, with the self-driving capabilities of CoreOS Tectonic, organisations can be ensured their clusters are secure and up-to-date at all times.”