2015 Press Releases

October 20, 2015

Mesosphere and EMC team up to expand DCOS Storage

Mesosphere, creators of the Datacentre Operating System (DCOS) for managing cloud and datacentre resources at scale, recently announced two new projects developed in collaboration with EMC Corporation that will help accelerate adoption of external storage volumes within Apache Mesos architectures, and that will be available as common services in the Mesosphere Datacentre Operating System (DCOS).
Mesosphere and EMC expect the output from this collaboration will help drive external storage into new areas and expand use cases for Mesos by seamlessly enabling developers to leverage external storage resources.
EMC is participating in this collaboration through EMC {code}, a team of open source and developer advocates within EMC.
Both companies have jointly developed a new Docker Volume Driver Interface Isolation Module (mesos-module-dvdi) that resides within the Mesos agent and enables existing Docker volume drivers to interoperate with Mesos.
They have also jointly developed a new Docker Volume Driver CLI (dvd-cli) that leverages the existing Docker code base to ensure compatibility with the Volume Driver interface.
With these two projects, existing volume plugins that work for Docker can now work natively with any Mesos framework or agent.
In Apache Mesos today, frameworks and applications that consume resources typically leverage direct attached storage. External volume support will extend a Mesos agents' ability to leverage external or network attached storage for tasks.
This will extend DCOS' capabilities by:
·      Opening the storage platform ecosystem to all of Mesos
·      Reducing management complexity of external storage
·      Allowing consumers of applications to specify new or existing volumes with their jobs
"Combining existing Mesos frameworks with external volume support is an important step for the Mesosphere and Apache Mesos communities, and EMC customers," said Ben Hindman, co-creator of Apache Mesos, and co-founder and chief architect at Mesosphere.
"Now DCOS can meet persistent storage requirements with support for storage platforms such as EMC ScaleIO, OpenStack Cinder, AWS EBS and more. This immediately enables persistent container solutions from companies like EMC for Mesos and DCOS frameworks."
EMC {code} is an open source and developer advocate program within EMC.