July 12, 2018
How to Run HA PostgreSQL on GKE

Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) is a managed, production-ready environment for deploying containerized applications in Google Cloud Platform. Launched in 2015, GKE is one of the first hosted container platforms which is built on the learnings from Google’s experience of running services like Gmail and YouTube in containers for over 12 years. GKE allows customers to
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June 5, 2018
How to Run HA PostgreSQL on Amazon EKS

Amazon EKS is a fully managed Kubernetes environment running in AWS. With Amazon EKS customers get a highly-available, secure Kubernetes control plane without needing to worry about provisioning, upgrades, or patching. Amazon EKS is certified by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as Kubernetes conformant, which means it supports all existing plugins and tooling from
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May 29, 2018
PostgreSQL Kubernetes: How to run HA Postgres on Kubernetes

Thanks to advances in the container ecosystem recently (Kubernetes stateful sets, PVCs, etc), getting started running PostgreSQL in a container is easy. But running PostgreSQL in production still requires a lot of forethought and planning. Here are some of the things you need to think about when running PostgreSQL on Kubernetes in production: How do
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April 19, 2018
Kubernetes How-to: Failover MongoDB 300% faster. While running only ⅓ the pods.

In a previous blog, we talked about How to Run HA MongoDB on Portworx. In that post, we demonstrated that you could use Portworx as a Kubernetes storage provider to perform synchronous replication of MongoDB data and automate data management tasks like snapshots, backups, volume resizing and even encryption. In this post, we will present
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April 11, 2018
Architect’s Corner: How Pyvotal Solutions offered customers a more reliable platform for less money using containers

In today’s Architect’s Corner we speak with Christian Guers, CEO of Pyvotal Solutions. Pyvotal Solutions offers specialized consulting and Cloud services to streamline the operation of their clients and grow their businesses, locally and regionally. They have over 25 years of experience in IT, supporting high-traffic, world-class web sites. Their clients include companies in retail,
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April 10, 2018
How to run HA MongoDB on Kubernetes

Thanks to advances in the container ecosystem recently (Kubernetes stateful sets, PVCs, etc), getting started running MongoDB in a container is easy. But running MongoDB in production still requires a lot of forethought and planning. Here are some of the things you need to think about when running MongoDB on Kubernetes in production: How do
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March 14, 2018
Now it’s even easier to run Portworx on Mesosphere DC/OS

Last week on The New Stack, our CTO Gou Rao wrote about why Portworx is excited about the latest DC/OS release. In short, DC/OS 1.11 focuses on three themes: seamless hybrid, edge, and multi-cloud operations; production-ready Kubernetes; and improved security for mission-critical stateful applications. Each of these themes is something that our own customers are
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March 13, 2018
Architect’s Corner: How Lix solved Cassandra, Postgres, and ElasticSearch Ops on Kubernetes

In today’s Architect’s Corner we talk to Simon Stender Boisen, CTO of Lix, a study platform revolutionizing the way college students access and use textbooks. Lix uses Kubernetes to run their microservices platform. When they needed a reliable way to automate operations for Cassandra, Postgres, and ElasticSearch, they turned to Portworx cloud native storage. We had
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February 14, 2018
How to run an HA MySQL database on OpenShift

Portworx is a Red Hat Certified Technology for OpenShift Container Platform. OpenShift Container Platform is Red Hat’s private, on-premise cloud application deployment and hosting platform. Many customers have been using OpenShift to run stateless applications, but running stateful applications like databases has been a challenge on OpenShift. Red Hat offers a portfolio of enterprise-class storage
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January 19, 2018
Architect’s Corner: Hugo Claria of Naitways talks Kubernetes storage

Today’s Architect’s Corner is with Hugo Claria, head of the hosting division at Naitways.  Naitways is one of a growing number of Portworx customers across the UK and Europe.  We sat down with Hugo and talked about some of the challenges of building a multi-tenant application on top of Kubernetes, including Kubernetes storage. Key technologies
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December 3, 2017
Using External Persistent Volumes to Reduce Recovery Times and Achieve High Availability on DC/OS

Dinesh Israni, Senior Software Engineer at Portworx, gave a presentation and Q&A on “Using External Persistent Volumes to Reduce Recovery Times and Achieve High Availability on DC/OS” at MesosCon Europe. Besides reading this transcript, you can also watch a video of the presentation. Dinesh Israni Welcome, everyone. My name is Dinesh Israni and I am
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September 6, 2017
Accelerating Production Deployments of Data-Rich Applications on Mesosphere DC/OS with Portworx

Running data-rich applications in containers allows enterprise IT organizations to run cloud-native services on their own terms. At the same time, enterprises want their IT toolchain to be seamlessly integrated and battle-tested in production. As orchestration changes the requirements on storage and the application deployment model, we need a complete cloud-native infrastructure to enable a
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August 23, 2017
MySQL Kubernetes: deploying and running MySQL on Kubernetes using statefulsets and kops

This MySQL Kubernetes guide will show you how to run MySQL in containers on Kubernetes using statefulsets and kops. Background Our engineers (especially Harsh Desai) have been working closely with Kubernetes engineers to improve the installation path of Portworx onto a Kubernetes cluster. We are pleased to announce that as of version 1.6.5, Kubernetes supports running Portworx in
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August 16, 2017
Cloud native storage: a view from production

There has been a lot of discussion recently about whether you can or should run stateful services like databases in containers in production. As the leader in data services for containers and cloud native storage, Portworx categorically says yes, you can AND should run databases in containers. As the community discusses these important issues, Portworx
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June 28, 2017
How to run multiple Cassandra clusters on the same hosts

This post will answer the question “How can I run multiple Cassandra clusters on the same hosts?” It will investigate the constraints of running multiple Cassandra clusters before showing how Portworx gives you better control over your storage, therefore providing higher density and better utilization of your compute resources. Background Cassandra is well known for its
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February 27, 2017
Resize a MySQL container volume without taking your app offline

With today’s growing storage needs, DevOps teams regularly discover that they have outgrown the previously provisioned storage for their various services. Provisioning additional storage in today’s solutions would require DevOps to open a ticket for IT or storage admins to perform the task, which would end up taking hours, or even days. At the admin
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