SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2015) - ClusterHQ, The Container Data People, today announced an integration between ClusterHQ's Flocker container data management software and Dell Storage Center array software for Dell Storage SC Series. With the addition of support for Dell Storage, Flocker is quickly becoming the industry standard for data management in containerized environments. With Flocker, Dell SC Series customers can easily use popular container management tools such as Docker Swarm, Kubernetes and Mesosphere to achieve portable and persistent shared storage for cloud-native applications.
"ClusterHQ has established itself as the company to collaborate with if you want to connect enterprise-grade storage solutions with Docker," said Travis Vigil, executive director, Dell Storage. "We're always looking for new avenues of integration that offer improved flexibility and capabilities for our customers -- many of which are being driven by cloud-native applications -- which we can now offer with the Dell Storage Center driver for Flocker."
Dell is making it possible for developers and operations teams to leverage existing storage backends to create portable container-level storage for Docker. ClusterHQ's Flocker makes it simple and practical for entire applications, including their data, to be containerized and moved as a single unit between development, staging and production. Dell customers can use a combination of Docker and Flocker to more easily adopt container-based infrastructure for an entire application, even its critical databases, in production environments for more streamlined access to the entire Docker ecosystem.
"Containers are excellent building blocks for modern microservices-based applications, but up until recently, maintaining and storing data has been a big challenge," said Mark Davis, CEO, ClusterHQ. "It's great to have support for Flocker from Dell and several other big players in the storage industry, which is helping drive the possibility of containers becoming mainstream for enterprise production use cases."
A complete list of supported storage backends can be found at: https://docs.clusterhq.com/en/latest/introduction/index.html#supported-storage-backends
To learn more about building a storage plugin for Flocker, visit: https://docs.clusterhq.com/en/1.1.0/gettinginvolved/plugins.html
To download the Dell Flocker driver, visit: https://github.com/dellstorage/storagecenter-flocker-driver
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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 www.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™.
Bhava Communications for ClusterHQ