Kaminario Expands Container Strategy; Announces Availability of Flocker Plug-in

NEEDHAM, Mass., Aug. 29, 2016 – Kaminario, a leading all-flash storage company, today announced it has partnered with ClusterHQ to build a storage management plug-in for Flocker, an open source container data volume manager. This technology integration with ClusterHQ — the leading provider of container data management software – will allow customers to run and manage their containerized Docker environments on Kaminario K2 all-flash storage system. As a result, they can now deploy applications quickly, consistency and reliably, while minimizing their operational app development overhead.

“IT departments and SaaS providers are challenged to launch new, innovative applications faster than ever before.” said Shachar Fienblit, CTO, Kaminario. “Containers are gaining in popularity among them as they are looking to manage their dynamic workload with a scale-out infrastructure in the open source container-based environment. This technology integration will simplify businesses access to Kaminario K2 — a predictable, fast and scalable all-flash storage solution to meet the dynamic storage needs of today and tomorrow.”

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“Our recent Container Market Adoption survey found that IT professionals find persistent storage to be the single-biggest challenge when deploying containers in a product environment,” said Mohit Bhatnagar, vice president of Products, ClusterHQ. “By using the storage management plug-in with Kaminario and Flocker, customers can seamlessly integrate Dockerized applications with the K2 storage back-end to leverage the scalability and persistence of Kaminario’s all-flash storage system.”

ClusterHQ is the leading provider of container data management software that enables broader adoption of container technology in production environments. Its open source based solution, Flocker, enables containers and data volumes to be easily moved between servers as a single unit, while enabling consistency and operational efficiency.

A study from Docker found that 42 percent of organizations have deployed a database in a container. The growth of containers and container-based applications is on the rise and allows organizations to accelerate application development and quickly scale to meet customer demands. Without reliable storage systems that support legacy and modern applications like Kaminario K2, businesses will not benefit from deploying a container-based application environment.

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About Kaminario

Kaminario, the leading all-flash storage company, is redefining the future of modern datacenters. Its unique solution enables organizations to succeed in today’s on-demand world and prepares them to seamlessly handle tomorrow’s innovations. Only Kaminario K2 all-flash array delivers the agility, scalability, performance and economics a datacenter requires to deal with today’s cloud-first, dynamic world and provide real-time data access — anywhere, anytime. Hundreds of customers rely on Kaminario K2 to power their mission critical applications and safeguard their digital ecosystem. Headquartered in Needham, MA, Kaminario works with an extensive network of resellers and distributors, globally. For more information, please visit www.kaminario.com.

About ClusterHQ

ClusterHQ builds container data management software that enables broader adoption of container technology in production environments. DevOps teams worldwide rely on ClusterHQ’s open source Flocker software to meet the data portability requirements of distributed, microservices-based applications. Available for download at clusterhq.com/flocker, Flocker enables containers and their associated data volumes to be easily moved between servers as a single unit, a prerequisite for production operation of stateful application components in containers. Flocker facilitates widespread production deployment of containers for databases, queues and key value stores by making it simple and practical for entire distributed applications to be consolidated into an all-container development and operations environment. No matter where, or what, a container is running, Flocker gives DevOps teams operational freedom to quickly react to market conditions by relocating application containers in response to changing conditions, so that their business can innovate faster and be more responsive. Flocker increases the value of an organization’s container investment and opens the door for a greater variety of mainstream enterprise use cases. Organizations can now embrace the portability and massive per-server density benefits of containers for stateful application services, enabling the creation of a new generation of microservices-based applications, and in some cases the replacement of virtual machines with containers. ClusterHQ provides the tools and services necessary for deploying and managing fully containerized stateful applications, simplifying IT processes and delivering on the advantages inherent in containers. We are the Container Data People™.