New contributions accepted for upcoming Kubernetes release address data tier deployment and I/O performance challenges as enterprises scale containerized applications from single machines to production.
As container adoption grows from developer sandboxes to production environments, developers face questions of how to best define performance requirements of applications, while operators must deliver existing networking and storage assets to container deployments at scale.
“While containers have greatly simplified the packaging of applications, they have also introduced new challenges for the data tier,” said Mark Balch, Vice President of Products at Datawise (now Diamanti) . “Our contributions to Kubernetes 1.2 are a big breakthrough for how the Kubernetes community will bring the degree of networking and storage quality-of-service guarantees to the container world on bare metal that the industry has grown accustomed to with the virtual machine world.”
Datawise’s (now Diamanti) new FlexVolume contribution to Kubernetes 1.2 enables Kubernetes to automatically configure storage based on user-defined requirements. Datawise’s (now Diamanti) scheduler contribution enables the Kubernetes scheduler to place workloads in optimal locations for storage and networking performance requirements, leveraging a declarative model leveraged by developers and container administrators. Whereas Kubernetes previously scheduled pods exclusively based on CPU and memory resources, but not networking or storage — now Kubernetes brings many more extensibility options for delivering optimal networking and storage capabilities for containerized applications, as well as more closely working with underlying infrastructure.
Visit the Datawise (now Diamanti) booth at Container Summit on Wednesday, February 10 for a live demonstration of the Kubernetes contributions for network and storage.
About Datawise (now Diamanti)
Datawise (now Diamanti) is developing network and storage solutions for Linux containers to scale cloud-native applications. Developers get on-demand access to fast, predictable data services, and administrators get a standards-based data platform that works the first time, every time. The stealth company was founded by a team from successful startups and enterprise companies such as Cisco, Veritas, and VMware. The company is headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information, go to: http://www.datawise.io.
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