Portworx aggregates all the EBS storage on the container hosts and thanks to thin provisioning, ReachForce was able to serve the same number of volumes and the same amount of data with half as much AWS storage. Containerization, including mission-critical data services, allowed ReachForce to reduce their AWS compute footprint by 50%. Because Portworx handles the connectivity between the containers and data, ReachForce’s container placement strategies can be quite simple. It is not necessary to ensure that the container is running on the same container host where the persistent volume exists in order to ensure application performance and availability.
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 Watson, DevOps Engineer at Reachforce