Storage shouldn’t be an afterthought in container contexts
Containers are an integral part of today’s DevOps for reducing cost and complexity and enabling the rapid testing and deploying of applications. But once you’re lifting your application containers into production, you need an answer to the question of what to do with their data.
Containers deliver great flexibility – if one crashes, just fire up the next. Its data, however, will perish along with it unless you have a proper storage solution in place – a solution that’s up to par with container flexibility and integrates with the current container management schedulers.
Quobyte’s distributed file system is up to the task – it not only provides container-native storage, but is designed with scalability in mind to cope with the requirements of modern enterprise IT infrastructures and their workloads.
Use our new helm chart for automatic deployment of Quobyte on Kubernetes. The helm chart supports deployment of the Quobyte client, the Quobyte CSI plugin and/or the Quobyte services. You can deploy all three or just the client and CSI plugin if you have an external Quobyte cluster
The Quobyte CSI plugin works with the Quobyte Free Edition - on prem or on the cloud kubernetes offerings!
Quobyte is a distributed file system that delivers container-native storage. The software storage system provides fault tolerance, high-availability, dynamic and policy-driven provisioning, and full-fledged monitoring and management. Quobyte thus enables DevOps from a storage perspective and allows you to grow your storage capacity and performance along with the container platform, benefitting from linear scale-out. Quobyte delivers low-latency and parallel throughput performance to your containerized applications. Run databases, scale-out applications, and big data analytics on one single infrastructure and never worry about your containers’ data storage again. And on top of all that, Quobyte delivers an unrivaled level of operational efficiency.
The key concept behind containers is their portability. They can run basically anywhere with just the minimum of compute resources. Quobyte storage mirrors the flexibility and portability containers provide. Quobyte itself can be containerized, enabling rolling updates and simplifying storage management. Quobyte’s distributed file system comes with smart replication, erasure coding, and full fault tolerance to ensure that wherever your containers go, their data is safe and secure.
Container management platforms today are essentially container automation tools. They greatly facilitate container management and scheduling and enable extremely efficient operations and DevOps. The underlying storage system in container infrastructures should mirror that efficiency by automating routine storage tasks. Quobyte’s Health Manager, near real-time analytics, and web console, API, and CLI make it easy to get all the info your admins need and then some.