ClusterHQ Announces New Dell Integration to Deliver Additional Storage Options for Docker

SAN FRANCISCO – November 12, 2015 – ClusterHQ, The Container Data People, The Container Data People, today announced an integration between ClusterHQ’s Flocker container data management software and Dell Storage Center array software for Dell Storage SC Series. With the addition of support for Dell Storage, Flocker is quickly becoming the industry standard for data management in containerized environments. With Flocker, Dell SC Series customers can easily use popular container management tools Docker Swarm, Kubernetes and Mesosphere to achieve portable and persistent shared storage for cloud-native applications.

“ClusterHQ has established itself as the company to collaborate with if you want to connect enterprise-grade storage solutions with Docker,” said Travis Vigil, executive director, Dell Storage. “We’re always looking for new avenues of integration that offer improved flexibility and capabilities for our customers–many of which are being driven by cloud-native applications–which we can now offer with the Dell Storage Center driver for Flocker.”

Dell is making it possible for developers and operations teams to leverage existing storage backends to create portable container-level storage for Docker. ClusterHQ’s Flocker makes it simple and practical for entire applications, including their data, to be containerized and moved as a single unit between development, staging and production. Dell customers can use a combination of Docker and Flocker to more easily adopt container-based infrastructure for an entire application, even its critical databases, in production environments for more streamlined access to the entire Docker ecosystem.

“Containers are excellent building blocks for modern microservices-based applications, but up until recently, maintaining and storing data has been a big challenge,” said Mark Davis, CEO of ClusterHQ. “It’s great to have support from Dell and several other big players in the storage industry for Flocker, which is helping drive the possibility of containers becoming mainstream for enterprise production use cases.”

A complete list of supported storage backends can be found at: https://flocker-docs.clusterhq.com/en/latest/introduction/index.html#supported-storage-backends.

To learn more about building a storage plugin for Flocker, visit: https://flocker-docs.clusterhq.com/en/latest/gettinginvolved/plugins/index.html

To download the Dell Flocker driver, visit: https://github.com/dellstorage/storagecenter-flocker-driver

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ClusterHQ makes data as portable, flexible and agile as the containers powering modern computing. The company’s suite of products– FlockerHub, Fli and Flocker–give developers and operations teams the control needed to manage the data powering microservices. At the center of the ClusterHQ platform is FlockerHub, which is like GitHub® for data. With it, teams can store and share any Docker data volume with access-controlled users or machines. Fli, a Git-like command line interface, snapshots, branches, pushes and pulls data volumes to FlockerHub. Used together, DevOps teams can seamlessly move data between laptops, test environments, data centers and clouds all with version and access controls. In addition to FlockerHub and Fli, customers worldwide use Flocker, the leading open source volume orchestrator designed make stateful containers portable in production. Flocker works with over 15 cloud and enterprise storage systems, including four of the five global leaders: EMC, HPE, Dell and NetApp. ClusterHQ provides unparalleled data management across entire containerized application lifecycles. We are the Container Data People™.

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