Portworx Enterprise: The Storage Platform for Kubernetes

The cloud native storage and data management platform that enterprises trust to manage data in containers.

Kubernetes is the fastest growing open-source project in history but Kubernetes was not designed with stateful applications like databases in mind. For enterprise applications, these systems have non-negotiable business requirements like high availability, data security, disaster recovery, strict performance SLAs and hybrid/multi-cloud operations. As a result, the adoption of Kubernetes for mission critical enterprise applications is limited unless these requirements can be met. That’s where Portworx Enterprise comes in.
“Lightweight containers are proving to be an increasingly viable approach for many forms of business critical-applications,” said Steven Hill, senior analyst at 451 Research. “Platforms like Portworx offer a coherent ecosystem for automating data management and protection of Kubernetes-based workloads, combining the flexibility of containers with enterprise-class business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities.” Download the report


The foundation of Portworx Enterprise.

Built from the ground up for containers, PX-Store provides cloud native storage for applications running in the cloud, on-prem and in hybrid/multi-cloud environments.
PX-Store is the foundation of Portworx Enterprise.

Enterprise storage at the speed of Kubernetes

PX-Store provides the reliability, performance and data protection you’d expect from an enterprise storage company, but delivered as a container, and managed 100% via Kubernetes and other leading container platforms.

Turn any cloud or on-prem hardware into enterprise class storage

PX-Store takes your underlying hardware, even an existing SAN or NAS, and turns it into a cluster-wide storage pool for all your applications.

Built in HA, failover in seconds

PX-Store provides built in HA for all stateful applications and allows failed pods to recover in seconds.
GE Digital
“Portworx provides infrastructure-agnostic features — such as volume persistence, high availability, data security and automation — that are valuable to a business like GE Digital.”


Your centralized monitoring, metrics and data management interface for Portworx Enterprise.

PX-Central in the control center of your Portworx Enterprise platform. Use it to keep a unified view of all your stateful applications running on Kubernetes.

Your data, visualized

A picture is worth 1000 words. PX-Central gives you a centralized view of all your data rich applications running on Kubernetes. Even if they are running across multiple clouds and on-premises data centers.

Built in monitoring and metrics

PX-Central comes with built-in Prometheus monitoring and a Grafana dashboard to visualize your most important metrics like CPU, Memory, I/O and disk utilization.
PX-Central is your centralized monitoring, metrics and data management interface for Portworx Enterprise.
“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.”


With encryption and access controls, you can move securely at the speed of Kubernetes.

Your business cannot compromise on security in order to achieve agility. With PX-Secure, it doesn’t have to.
With PX-Secure encryption, and access controls, you can move securely at the speed of Kubernetes.

Data security for Kubernetes

Your data is the lifeblood of your business and your applications. Keep it secure with data security tooling built with Kubernetes in mind.

Bring-your-own-key encryption

PX-Security enables encryption of all your Kubernetes data at the volume, storage class or cluster level. And only you have access to the keys.

Access controls integrated with your corporate auth system

You can define authentication, authorization and ownership of your data volumes in Kubernetes through direct integration with your corporate auth system like Active Directory or LDAP.
“We looked for a partner that would provide us a stable performing environment for critical data on Kubernetes and Portworx checked all those boxes.”


Gives you control over your Kubernetes data no matter where it lives.

With PX-Migrate gives you control over your Kubernetes data no matter where it lives.

Move apps & data between clusters or clouds

Portworx enables you to migrate entire applications, including data, between clusters in a single data center or cloud, or between clouds, with a single kubectl command. Upgrades and migrations of stateful apps are now much simpler.

Backup to cloud

With PX-Migrate, you can backup your data to any cloud with a single command. Snapshots are never converted into a proprietary format so you always remain in control of your data.

App-consistent, not just crash consistent

You can’t backup a typical Kubernetes app with a single snapshot because it is composed of multiple stateful pods. PX-Migrate makes taking multi-pod application-consistent snapshots easy.
“Portworx is helping us realize our own digital transformation goals and is a foundational part of our stack. Portworx has solid tech, great people and great support backing us up- you can’t ask for much more.”


Protect your mission critical data.

PX-DR extends the data protection included in PX-Store with Zero RPO Disaster Recovery for data centers in a metropolitan area as well as continuous backups across the WAN for an even greater level of protection.


PX-DR offers RPO-zero failover across data centers in a metropolitan area in addition to HA within a single data center. Examples include, but are not limited to, Azure US East to AWS US East; Azure Germany Central to AWS Europe Frankfurt; Google Cloud asia-east2 to Azure East Asia; any AWS data center to Direct Connected Colo facility.

Continuous backup across the globe

For DR needs that span a country or globe, PX-DR offers continuous incremental-backups so that you can keep an up-to-date backup of your mission critical apps staged in case disaster strikes.
Protect your mission critical data with PX-DR.
“If there’s an issue, I know Portworx is going to keep me safe and secure and, most importantly, make sure my player data isn’t lost.”

PX-Autopilot for Capacity Management

Automate Kubernetes storage management


Grow your storage capacity on-demand

Storage capacity management is often an extremely time intensive, and application disruptive exercise. Reduce that overhead to ensure your teams are focused on building applications rather than managing infrastructure. Expanding storage for multiple applications in a large Kubernetes cluster can easily take over 20 hours. Spend that time more wisely and let Portworx PX-Autopilot for Capacity Management intelligently scale on demand while also delivering improved application uptime and performance, as well as halving your cloud storage costs.

Slash your storage costs in half

PX-Autopilot enables you to cut your cloud storage costs in half by intelligently provisioning storage only when it is needed, eliminating the longstanding problem in the cloud of paying for storage when it is provisioned, not when it is consumed. By automatically scaling on demand at an individual volume level, or even an entire cluster, you can save money and avoid application outages.

Integrates with all major clouds & VMware

PX-Autopilot integrates with all of the major cloud providers’ block storage—Amazon EBS, Google Persistent Disk, and Azure Managed Disks—as well as VMware vSphere.