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2017 Press Releases

December 07, 2017

Open Source Community Embraces Quantum's Cloud-Native Storage Project

Quantum Corp. announced that Rook, the open source project it initiated just over a year ago, has gained significant support in the developer community and continues to deliver against significant key enterprise feature requirements as the project progresses. Rook provides the benefits of cloud infrastructures to not only public cloud but also on-premise environments, including the ability to flexibly allocate object and block. Furthermore, in the future, it will be extended the activity of file storage to different application and business units. The project has been developed to enable organizations to modernize their data centers with dynamic application orchestration for distributed storage systems running in on-premise, cloud-native environments.

Self-Managing, Self-Scaling and Self-Healing 

Rook turns distributed storage software into self-managing, self-scaling and self-healing storage services. It operates by automating the tasks of a storage administrator, including deployment, bootstrapping, configuration, provisioning, scaling, upgrading, migration, disaster recovery, monitoring and resource management. In addition, it capitalizes on the power of the underlying cloud-native container management, scheduling and orchestration platform to perform its duties.

Deep Integration Into Cloud-Native Environments 

Designed for Kubernetes and other evolving cloud-native environments, Rook leverages extension points and provides a seamless experience for scheduling, lifecycle management, resource management, security, monitoring and user experience. Benefits include:

  • Software-defined storage running on commodity hardware;

  • File, block and object storage presentations;

  • Hyper-scale or hyper-converged storage options;

  • Elastic storage that can easily scale up or down;

  • Zero-touch management; and

  • Integrated data protection with snapshot, cloning and versioning.

Community Momentum 

Community support has accelerated rapidly as companies and users have deployed Rook in testing and staging environments (on-premise and public cloud):

  • Rook is in the top 0.2 percent of the most popular projects on GitHub, with more than 1,750 stars.

  • It has over 40 contributors.

  • It has more than 600,000 container downloads.