Newly Launched Portworx Enterprise Operator Simplifies Cloud-Native Storage and Data Management for Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift

LOS ALTOS, Calif., May 8, 2019 — Portworx, the cloud-native storage and data management company modern enterprises trust to manage data in containers, today released the Portworx Enterprise Operator on OperatorHub, designed to simplify cloud-native storage and data management for Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. With this release, the Portworx Enterprise Operator enables organizations to automatically install, configure and upgrade their Portworx Enterprise platform using the Red Hat OpenShift Certified Operator download from OperatorHub. Today’s announcement extends Portworx’s previously announced Container Catalog certification for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, helping to simplify operations of stateful services running on OpenShift for Portworx’s customer base.
 
While Kubernetes has made running cloud-native applications easier and more reliable, the environments in which Kubernetes applications operate need to be installed, updated, migrated or expanded with time. These tasks become more difficult for system administrators and operations teams as the volume and complexity of enterprise applications continues to increase. Red Hat OpenShift Certified Operators works to help solve these management problems by providing a framework designed to make software self-installing, self-updating and self-managing. Now, the Portworx Enterprise Operator can make it easier to take advantage of the combined benefits of Portworx Enterprise and Red Hat OpenShift by automatically installing, configuring and updating Portworx Enterprise on OpenShift, helping to free up system administrators to focus on more value-added business tasks.
 
“Today’s enterprises need a cloud-native storage and data management solution that can keep pace with the volume of their applications and customer demand for new products and services,” said Murli Thirumale, CEO and cofounder of Portworx. “Our expanding relationship as a Red Hat technology partner with Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification demonstrates our ability to help enterprises run and manage mission-critical stateful applications and high-performance data workloads on OpenShift. Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, and we look forward to serving our joint customers through this collaboration.”
 
“We are thrilled the Portworx Enterprise Operator is a Red Hat OpenShift Certified Operator,” said Julio Tapia, director, Cloud Platforms Partner Ecosystem, Red Hat. “Kubernetes Operators are appealing because they help encode the human operational logic normally required to manage services running of a Kubernetes-native application and aim to make day-to-day operations easier. By providing Operators on Red Hat OpenShift, the enterprise Kubernetes platform, users can begin experiencing the next level of benefits from a Kubernetes-native infrastructure, with services designed to ‘just work’ across any cloud where Kubernetes runs.”
 
The Portworx Enterprise Operator is available on OperatorHub.io and on Red Hat OpenShift today. For more information about how Portworx simplifies cloud-native storage and data management, visit portworx.com.
 
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About Portworx
Portworx is the cloud-native storage company modern enterprises trust to manage data in containers. Portworx dramatically reduces storage, compute and infrastructure costs for running mission-critical multi-cloud applications with zero downtime or data loss for customers such as GE Digital, Lufthansa Systems, HPE and 30 members of the Fortune Global 2000 or federal agencies. The company is headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., and investors include Mayfield, Sapphire Ventures and GE Ventures, Mubadala Ventures, Cisco, HPE, and NetApp. For more information, visit portworx.com or follow @portwx.
 
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