July 3, 2018
Manage your Portworx clusters using our brand new user interface, Lighthouse

Lighthouse is an easy, intuitive and graphical way to manage and monitor Portworx clusters. Lighthouse runs as a Docker container which makes it possible to run it on a laptop. And with the new design, it is increasingly responsive. As customers scale their environment, they want to have a birds-eye-view of their entire environment from where
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April 30, 2018
PX-Enterprise 1.4 brings application consistent snapshots to Kubernetes

We’re really excited to announce the most significant release of PX-Enterprise to date. When we started Portworx in 2014, it was extremely rare to find anyone running stateful apps in Docker containers. In fact, many were philosophically opposed to doing so. Fast forward to today and Portworx customers include some of the world’s largest companies
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November 21, 2017
MesosCon 2017: What Building Multiple Scalable DC/OS Deployments Taught Me About Running Stateful Services on DC/OS

We had a great time at MesosCon Europe 2017 this year. Nathan Shimek, VP of Client Solutions  at New Context, and Dinesh Israni, Senior Software Engineer at Portworx, gave a presentation at MesosCon Europe about “What Building Multiple Scalable DC/OS Deployments Taught Me About Running Stateful Services on DC/OS.” The transcript of the MesosCon Europe
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August 16, 2017
Cloud native storage: a view from production

There has been a lot of discussion recently about whether you can or should run stateful services like databases in containers in production. As the leader in data services for containers and cloud native storage, Portworx categorically says yes, you can AND should run databases in containers. As the community discusses these important issues, Portworx
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June 28, 2017
How to run multiple Cassandra clusters on the same hosts

This post will answer the question “How can I run multiple Cassandra clusters on the same hosts?” It will investigate the constraints of running multiple Cassandra clusters before showing how Portworx gives you better control over your storage, therefore providing higher density and better utilization of your compute resources. Background Cassandra is well known for its
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June 26, 2017
How to reduce Cassandra recovery time when a node fails

This post will answer the question “How can I reduce Cassandra recovery time?” by investigating the Cassandra bootstrapping process and demonstrating how Portworx replication avoids this costly operation. Background Cassandra is a capable, cluster-aware database. It can partition and replicate your data across multiple nodes. Originally developed by Facebook in 2008, it became a top-level
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June 6, 2017
How to speed up Jenkins builds

This post is a follow up to our recent article focused on running Jenkins Docker in an HA configuration using Docker Swarm.  Given the popularity of that post, we wanted to dive into Jenkins a little more and share some tips on speeding up Jenkins building.  Why? CI/CD (Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery) is one
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