Stateful containers such as databases consist of a stateless container image and a stateful container volume. With native Docker, when a container moves, its data volume doesn’t move with it. With Portworx, no matter where your containers are scheduled, they always have their data.
When a server fails, your database can fail with it. Mitigating failure with custom hardware is expensive (not to mention anti-DevOps), while database-driven replication can be time-consuming and impact performance, especially as the cluster rebuilds.
Portworx aggregates servers, SANs, and clouds to create a unified storage layer, tiering across class-of-service, IOPS, and availability zones. Your
apps will be automatically deployed on the best storage
for their performance and capacity needs.
With Portworx, your scheduler of choice + our container-granular replication mean that losing a node or disk in your cluster doesn’t mean downtime or degraded performance.
Portworx clusters automatically span hardware racks and availability-zones so you can run databases and stateful applications uninterrupted by hardware failures and public cloud outages.
Managing data comes with special requirements, from specific regulatory issues to simply maintaining customer trust. Portworx lets you move at DevOps speed while maintaining your apps’ security requirements.
Portworx provides highly secure, key-managed encryption that integrates with popular key management systems like AWS KMS and Hashicorp Vault. Encryption can be applied to any application and is independent of the cloud infrastructure.
Portworx provides access controls and security for data at rest as well as data in flight. Move fast, but move securely.
Your DevOps team can’t wait days or weeks for storage provisioning just to deploy their applications. Portworx makes your stateful containers as easy to deploy and manage as the stateless parts of your app.
Portworx solves the data automation challenge with deep integration into the leading container schedulers so you can build, ship, and run reliable data services at DevOps speed. Whether it’s containers with Docker, pods with Kubernetes, or apps with Mesos, Portworx lets you run stateful workloads natively from your scheduler of choice.
Portworx is lightweight to install and can be deployed as a container with your scheduler or DevOps tool of choice, including Terraform, Ansible, and Chef. Once deployed to your Kubernetes, Mesos, or Swarm cluster, Portworx automatically assembles storage resources and provides container-granular volumes to your applications.
Gone are the days of running everything on an Oracle database managed by a dedicated team of DBAs. Now, DevOps teams must be able to consistently manage a broad mix of SQL and NoSQL databases queues, key-value stores, as well as other stateful services like Jenkins. Plus, they need to be able to do it in any environment thrown at them: AWS, Azure, Google, VMware, and bare metal.
Portworx solves the operational challenges behind running any data or stateful application, no matter where it resides. Run databases like PostgreSQL and Cassandra; process streams using tools like Elasticsearch (ELK) and Kafka; and control your own CI/CD pipeline with Jenkins.
Portworx runs on any infrastructure to automatically combine storage resources and provide them as container-granular volumes to your applications. You don’t need slow, expense storage infrastructure to run enterprise-class apps. Portworx fingerprints your disks and IOPS on every node, automatically carving out the right storage for your app.
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See for yourself how Portworx provides persistent data services for stateful containerized apps.