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.
Portworx allows you to move data between any cloud or on-premises data center
Move Kubernetes data between blue and green environments with PX-Motion
With PX-Motion, Portworx solves the data portability problem for applications running on Kubernetes by enabling users to migrate application data and configuration information between clusters including across hybrid- and multi-cloud environments. This enables entirely automated workflows like blue-green deployments for stateful applications.
Blue-green deployments for databases and other stateful services
Blue-green deployments significantly reduce risk of error by minimizing the variables in play during a production rollout. This is especially important when testing changes to mission critical data services. By copying data and configuration at a container-granular level between blue and green environments, Portworx allows businesses to take full advantage of the automation provided by Kubernetes for all production rollouts, not just stateless services.
Dynamically manage capacity with PX-Central
Thanks to embedded monitoring and metrics in PX-Central, you can understand the health and capacity of your blue and green Kubernetes clusters at a glance, letting you easily know the state of your deployments at any time.