Cloud native technologies like Kubernetes have raised the bar when it comes to providing efficiency and portability. In fact a recent 451 Research Voice of the Enterprise (VotE): DevOps study shows that primary benefits driving the usage of cloud-native technologies include the efficiency of IT operations, enhancements to developer speed and productivity, and application portability.
However, as Kubernetes becomes mainstream across enterprise organizations, the importance and amount of data associated with containerized applications are rapidly increasing. To that end, the same study indicates that 56% of organizations with containers in use said that half or more of their container applications are stateful.
According to 451 Research, it’s easier than ever to create persistent volumes for Kubernetes based applications, yet longer-term data management has lagged behind. This area is a primary focus at Diamanti, we understand that as applications scale, they demand the underlying storage solution to scale proportionately.
Traditional storage solutions do not have visibility into containers and pods and cannot tell the difference between different pods running on the same node which can lead to “noisy neighbor” issues. Other cloud-native storage solutions in the market might address some of these storage and data services challenges, but fall short when it comes to an important component of the Kubernetes stack – networking.
Diamanti solves all of these issues with Diamanti Ultima which delivers multi-cluster networking and storage management and works with a wide range of underlying infrastructure. It features container-optimized storage and networking layers with integrated data services, advanced CNI and CSI plugins, and I/O acceleration technology to provide a highly scalable, high-performance solution. Learn more about Ultima or request a demo here.
- Read the full 451 Research report, The need for Cloud-Native Enterprise Storage and Data Management
- Check our recent blog: 3 Reasons Why Diamanti Ultima Outperforms Other Data Management Solutions
- Download the Ultima Datasheet