Containers make applications portable, so the promise of bursting to the cloud for additional capacity when needed is compelling. But for stateful applications like databases, expanding to an additional environment requires data mobility, a critical feature not supported natively in Kubernetes. Portworx solves the data mobility problem for containers with PX-Motion.
Problems with migrating Kubernetes apps today:
- Kubernetes manages containers, but doesn’t provide a solution for migrating data.
- Isolating a single container’s data for migration is difficult with VM-style data management tools.
- Moving data is only step one. You also need to move configuration information and make sure that Kubernetes can seamlessly start up your apps in the new environment.