The World’s Most Innovative Businesses Run Portworx

GE Digital
Comcast
American Express
T-Mobile
Lufthansa
Verizon
lloyds Banking
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Anthem Blue Shield
Motorola
Adobe
IBM
Capital One
ISS
Charter
SAIC Motor
Aurubis
CHRobinson
Carrefour
DongFeng Motor Corp
Toyota
DXC
iqvia
Spawar
US Department of Homeland Security
McKinsey and Company
Vertiv
University of Toronto
Athena Health
Tennet
Liquid Web
Baillie Gifford
medbridge
Arcadia Solutions
Nationstar Mortgage
Pyvotal
Paysafe
Lix
Daocloud
YieldKit
Voleon
Naitways
iHerb
Waycom
Greenwave
Instart Logic
Aurea
Software Motor Corporation
Reachforce
Active Network
TGen
UMB
Trust Bills
Vox Media
Cloud Provider
MightWeb
Fractal Industries
Beco
Strada
MDU Resources
Foxtel
Cybraics
Raisoft
Certica
everchron
Northwestern Mutual
Auto Owners Insurance
Moven
roblox
The Trade Desk
China Security Bureau
Imubit
GE Digital
Comcast
American Express
T-Mobile
Lufthansa
NIO
format_quoteThere are a few critical areas in your stack where you cannot afford a failure. Storage is one such area. We evaluated open-source options for cloud-native storage, but they were

NIO

“There are a few critical areas in your stack where you cannot afford a failure. Storage is one such area. We evaluated open-source options for cloud-native storage, but they were not as stable for our high-performance use case. We chose Portworx because it is a stable, mature, container-native storage option with one of the most responsive engineering and support organizations I’ve ever worked with.” – Satya Komala, head of autonomous vehicle cloud and enterprise architecture, NIO

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Ge Digital
format_quotePlatforms like Predix represent the latest in cloud engineering – and operate in some of the largest distributed cloud configurations in the world

GE Digital

“Platforms like Predix represent the latest in cloud engineering – and operate in some of the largest distributed cloud configurations in the world. Portworx helps address our complex DevOps challenges by allowing us to enable data affinity solutions for containers rapidly, while improving data availability and scalability. Portworx provides infrastructure-agnostic features – such as volume persistence, high availability, data security and automation – that are valuable to a business like GE Digital.” – Darren Haas, head of cloud engineering, GE Digital

How GE Digital Tackled the Stateful / Stateless Problem for Industrial IoT

DreamWorks Animation

format_quotePortworx has enabled DreamWorks to successfully run high-performance, mission-critical stateful services like Cassandra, Postgres, and

DreamWorks Animation

“Portworx has enabled DreamWorks to successfully run high-performance, mission-critical stateful services like Cassandra, Postgres, and Kafka in containers, a key part of modernizing our studio’s application platform. Before deploying Portworx, we struggled to find a data services layer that allowed us to take advantage of Kubernetes automation without using a centralized storage solution like a SAN or Ceph, an anti-pattern for most of our databases. Portworx’s distributed block storage solution lets us run our databases on direct-attached storage and still get the benefits of scheduler-based automation for our app. In addition to having a great product, the team has been very responsive and easy to work with.” – Ali Zaidi, Director of Platform Services, DreamWorks Animation

Lufthansa
format_quoteWith Portworx, our containers have fewer moving parts, fewer commands to understand, and fewer things to break

Lufthansa

“With Portworx, our containers have fewer moving parts, fewer commands to understand, and fewer things to break.”

Case Study: For Lufthansa Systems, Customizing In-Flight Connectivity and Entertainment Systems for Its Award-winning BoardConnect Solution Dependson Stateful Containers
Beco
format_quoteWe are rapidly scaling our containerized, micro-service based infrastructure and required a production-ready cloud native storage solution that would offer

Beco

“We are rapidly scaling our containerized, micro-service based infrastructure and required a production-ready cloud native storage solution that would offer us the reliability and scalability we could count on. That’s why we chose Portworx. Portworx is a battle-proven, highly reliable storage solution that scales with our increasing demand and enables our development team to focus less on storage and more on building new software services.” – Jeffrey Zampieron, CTO, Beco.

Architect’s Corner: Jeffrey Zampieron, CTO at Beco Inc.
Microsoft Azure Case Study
New Context
format_quotePortworx really comes in and saves the day because we have a storage fabric that integrates with container workflows, but still provides persistence

NCS

“Portworx really comes in and saves the day because we have a storage fabric that integrates with container workflows, but still provides persistence like we’d expect in a VM environment.” – Danny Purcell, DevOps Engineer, New Context

Architect’s Corner: Danny Purcell, Senior DevOps Engineer at New Context
Tgen
format_quotePortworx engineers were outstanding in helping us get up and running; we did our first deployment in a matter of hours

TGen

“Portworx engineers were outstanding in helping us get up and running; we did our first deployment in a matter of hours.”

Architect’s Corner: Nelson Kick, HPC Engineer at TGen
vertix
format_quotePortworx has been great to work with as we deploy Elasticsearch with Kubernetes in the cloud. Portworx features like CloudSnap make it easy

Vertiv

“Portworx has been great to work with as we deploy Elasticsearch with Kubernetes in the cloud. Portworx features like CloudSnap make it easy to back up our container volumes to object storage, and the Portworx support team has been fantastic.” – Chris Hoffman, senior technologist, Vertiv

Lix
format_quoteYou don’t want to mess around with the data layer for your containerized application. We picked Portworx because it saves us precious time managing

Lix

“You don’t want to mess around with the data layer for your containerized application. We picked Portworx because it saves us precious time managing our mission critical databases and let’s us focus on the areas were we differentiate. Portworx is exactly what we needed for our Kubernetes deployment, a stable, performant, cloud native storage solution with a great support team we can call if there is ever a problem.” – Simon Stender Boisen, CTO, Lix

How Lix solves Cassandra, Postgres and ELK ops for Kubernetes.
reachforce
format_quoteBecause Portworx aggregates all the storage on the container hosts and uses thin provisioning, we will be able to serve the same volumes

reachforce

“Because Portworx aggregates all the storage on the container hosts and uses thin provisioning, we will be able to serve the same volumes and the same amount of data with half as much AWS storage. Just as importantly, though, it allows us to aggregate our storage tiers across each ECS cluster and only add more SSD or magnetic EBS storage as the data grows.” Tom Watts, DevOps Engineer at Reachforce

Architect’s Corner: Tom Watson, Devops Engineer at ReachForce
Trust Bills
format_quoteWe are huge fans of open-source software and before we found Portworx, we tested almost every free and open source product for

trustbills

“We are huge fans of open-source software and before we found Portworx, we tested almost every free and open source product for running stateful containers and they couldn’t satisfy our high requirements in scalability, resilience and security.Even if all of them are based on great ideas, they didn’t suit our demands.

Architect’s Corner: How TrustBills built a secure, compliant Kubernetes platform for the German market
naitways
format_quoteThe real business value of Portworx is time. We can get to market faster with Portworx than we could if we implemented everything ourself.

naitways

“The real business value of Portworx is time. We can get to market faster with Portworx than we could if we implemented everything ourself”.

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smc
format_quoteKubernetes with Portworx is probably the most flexible solution to run just about any data service imaginable with fairly minimal effort

smc

“Kubernetes with Portworx is probably the most flexible solution to run just about any data service imaginable with fairly minimal effort. If you’re willing to invest a small amount of time figuring out how to run data services correctly on Kubernetes, Portworx is the best choice that I’ve found in the market today.”

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pyvotal
format_quoteWe benchmarked EFS against Portworx and Portworx was about twice as fast for a typical workload.
wcg
format_quoteAfter spending a year testing and researching a solution for persistent storage for containers

wcg

“After spending a year testing and researching a solution for persistent storage for containers, we found Portworx, which in the locked-down, secure government environment that we find ourselves in seems to be the shoe-in for allowing us to utilize the resources we have to get the outcome we want.”

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compute
format_quoteI chose Portworx as the cloud native storage layer for my multi-tenant container-as-a-service platform because

compute

“I chose Portworx as the cloud native storage layer for my multi-tenant container-as-a-service platform because it allows me to offer best-in-class features like high availability, auto-scaling, backup and recovery, and encryption to my customers at a reasonable cost,” said Kris Watson, CEO of ComputeStacks, a company that provides a Docker container platform to service providers. “And now, PX-Enterprise with 3DSnap allows me to provide a time machine for my customer’s entire application, ensuring that I can always restore it to a particular point-in-time with guaranteed application consistency. No one else can do that.”

Cloud Provider
format_quotePortworx gave us the solutions to multi-writer containers, high availability, backups, and more out of the box so we could get started very quickly

Cloud Provider

“Portworx gave us the solutions to multi-writer containers, high availability, backups, and more out of the box so we could get started very quickly. In the end the quality of our product was higher and the time to market was lower.” Sander Cruiming, Owner & Founder of Cloud Provider

MightWeb
format_quoteWhen I looked at how to achieve HA, snapshots, and scale, the only solution that I could use was Portworx. Portworx enabled me to increase revenue by offering a service

MightWeb

“When I looked at how to achieve HA, snapshots, and scale, the only solution that I could use was Portworx. Portworx enabled me to increase revenue by offering a service that I would never have been able to build myself. I can oversubscribe my servers, thanks to thin provisioning. And I’m operationally efficient because Portworx automatically handles so many common failures that can occur in a dynamic server environment.” – Greg Reed, CEO, MightWeb

waycom
format_quoteWaycom is a hosting provider focused on the French market which values security, privacy and reliability. When we decided to bring a container-as-a-service

waycom

“Waycom is a hosting provider focused on the French market which values security, privacy and reliability. When we decided to bring a container-as-a-service offering to market, we knew we needed a cloud native storage solution. We evaluated multiple open-source and proprietary solutions for Kubernetes storage and chose Portworx because it is the most mature, stable and full-featured solution on the market with a great support team we can call if there is ever a problem.”

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aurea
format_quoteOur clusters are highly dense, meaning we run a lot of containers per host. On AWS, we use huge instances. The recommendation from Kubernetes is 100 pods

waycom

“Our clusters are highly dense, meaning we run a lot of containers per host. On AWS, we use huge instances. The recommendation from Kubernetes is 100 pods per VM. Already, we’re running 200-300 pods per host. Also, since most of the apps that we run are stateful, we can easily have 200-300 volumes per host as well. And we’re working to push these limits even further. Because of these densities enabled by Kubernetes and Portworx, we’re easily saving 60-90% on our compute costs. Portworx itself was between 30-50% cheaper than any other storage solution we tested.”

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fractal
format_quoteOperational firefighting kills innovation because you are always focused on yesterday’s problem instead of looking towards the future. The way to avoid constant

fractal

“Operational firefighting kills innovation because you are always focused on yesterday’s problem instead of looking towards the future. The way to avoid constant firefighting is automation, which leads to more resilient, more secure, and more flexible applications. This is especially important for industries like cybersecurity and financial services where real-time data management is critical. Manual operations and real-time don’t mix. With the new PX-Enterprise SDK, we have the ability to control every aspect of our cloud native storage via APIs to fully automate data management in real time.” – Sunil Pentapati, Director of Platform Operations, Fractal Industries”

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voxmedia
format_quoteWe initially tried to run stateful services like Jenkins and MySQL on Kubernetes using AWS EBS for persistent volume storage, but we quickly ran into issues

VoxMedia

“We initially tried to run stateful services like Jenkins and MySQL on Kubernetes using AWS EBS for persistent volume storage, but we quickly ran into issues with stuck volumes that led to application downtime. After months of struggling, we moved to Portworx, which allowed us to continue to use EBS for underlying storage, but without any of the negative issues we had experienced. Plus, now our stateful apps run across availability zones, which leads to better uptime.” – Keaty Gross, Engineering Manager, Systems, Vox Media