Software-Defined Storage Startup Releases Docker Volume Plugin to Simplify DevOps Provisioning of Persistent Container Volumes
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 14, 2016 – Hedvig, the company modernizing storage and accelerating enterprise adoption of private and hybrid clouds, today announced the release of the Hedvig Docker Volume Plugin and associated integration of the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform with Docker Datacenter. This new integration simplifies how IT Ops and DevOps provision persistent storage volumes for Docker containers, enabling faster time-to-market for container-based applications while reducing the capital and operational costs of Docker storage.
Enterprises can now access a complete set of data services for Docker containers directly from the Docker Universal Control Plane.
More enterprises are adopting containers, and Docker in particular, for production environments. A recent DevOps.com survey found 94 percent of organizations are interested in deploying containers, with 38 percent already doing so in production and 65 percent citing they’ll have containers in production in 12 months. However, the same survey found 53 percent of organizations cited data management as a barrier to container adoption.
“Enterprises don’t have the staff and resources to continuously experiment with tools. They need proven, integrated solutions that allow them to respond to business requirements faster, cut operating costs and improve customer satisfaction,” said Mark Williams, CTO at Redapt. “We’re excited that companies like Hedvig are extending Docker Datacenter to provide such enterprise-ready solutions.”
Hedvig’s integration with Docker Datacenter lets IT Ops and DevOps admins spin up containers on any host with access to persistent, shared storage on the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform. To simplify workflows and increase Docker admin productivity, the Hedvig Docker Volume Plugin can be accessed natively from within Docker by using the Docker command line or through the Docker Universal Control Plane.
Enterprises using Docker in production environments can simplify the provisioning of persistent storage for containers through three capabilities unique to the Hedvig Docker Volume Plugin:
- Enable container deployment of stateful microservices: Docker volumes are inherently available to any host running the Hedvig Docker Volume Plugin. Containers can be moved from one host to another while data persists, allowing stateful microservices like databases to be deployed in containers.
- Increase flexibility and alignment with business requirements: IT Ops and DevOps admins can define granular, per-volume storage policies natively from the Docker Universal Control Plane. These include replication factor, deduplication, compression and cache acceleration so each container can have its own unique storage policy.
- Improve performance and scalability of containers: The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is based on a distributed systems architecture, improving the performance, scalability and efficiency that stateful applications running in containers require.
“Containers are a disruptive and innovative force in the industry right now. Customers tell us Docker holds the most potential for them to achieve the scale and efficiency of Internet giants, but they need end-to-end solutions to make containers a reality in their data centers,” said Avinash Lakshman, CEO and founder of Hedvig. “As the first solution to demonstrate Docker Datacenter compatibility, we believe we’ve taken an important step forward in delivering a complete solution. Adding enterprise-grade software-defined storage to Docker helps enterprises that are serious about deploying containers in production.”
Hedvig provides the elasticity, simplicity and flexibility needed for next-generation infrastructure. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is designed to make software-defined storage (SDS) technology accessible to enterprise IT, supporting common storage protocols like iSCSI and NFS along with object storage APIs like S3 and Swift. It is the only SDS solution that supports widely deployed workloads like SQL databases and virtualized server and desktop environments, along with modern workloads like NoSQL, OpenStack, Docker and Hadoop.
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Hedvig reduces enterprise storage costs by 60 percent while accelerating migration to cloud. The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform combines block, file, and object storage for bare metal, hypervisor and container environments. The only software-defined solution built on a true distributed system, Hedvig is built to keep pace with scale-out applications and the velocity of change in today’s business climate. The Hedvig platform gets better and smarter as the system scales, transforming commodity hardware into the most advanced storage solution available today. Customers such as DGC, LKAB, Mazzetti and Van Dijk use the Hedvig platform to transform their storage from a box where data resides to a fundamental business enabler. www.hedviginc.com
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