Flocker Plugin for Docker Provides Operational Freedom, Allowing Developers and DevOps Teams to Run and Move Stateful Containers
SAN FRANCISCO – June 22, 2015 – ClusterHQ, The Container Data People, today announced its close collaboration with Docker to deliver a data volumes plugin that works with familiar Docker platform tools including the Docker Engine, Docker Compose and Docker Swarm. The Flocker plugin for Docker gives developers the freedom to run stateful containers like databases in production natively from within Docker. The Docker Plugin project, announced today at DockerCon, was set in motion to make it possible for developers to easily use the rapidly expanding set of tools created by the huge Docker ecosystem. The result of this close collaboration, amongst ecosystem partners to build the new dynamic Docker plugin architecture, exponentially grows options available to Docker users. The Flocker plugin for Docker works with the experimental track of Docker 1.7.
The Flocker plugin for Docker, one of the first plugins to be added to the project, enables the portability of containers and their data as a single unit, a prerequisite for many production uses of containers. Flocker lets DevOps teams easily containerize their stateful microservices, thus consolidating their entire distributed application into an all-Docker development and operations environment. With everything running in containers, IT operations can be simplified into a unified set of operational processes. Moreover, making it easy to containerize stateful microservices decreases costs so that far more applications can be run on a given set of hardware. Because Flocker enables easy migration of stateful containers, organizations now have the flexibility to accommodate common IT processes such as routine maintenance and load balancing of workloads across servers. With the Docker plugins project, a broader array of production use cases can now be realized using the Docker platform plus key components from the growing ecosystem.
“When I first met with an enthusiastic group of ecosystem partners at DockerCon Amsterdam last year to start discussions about the plugins project, I was optimistic about the concept of Docker extensions because of what it meant for the health of the Docker ecosystem,” said Luke Marsden, CTO and co-founder of ClusterHQ. “The ecosystem that is building tools to extend the capabilities of Docker will contribute immensely to greater uptake of Docker in production. Being closely involved in this project has been invaluable in validating the need for tools like Flocker and we’re looking forward to additional collaboration with our peers in the container industry.”
During DockerCon 2015, June 22 - 23 in San Francisco, learn about ClusterHQ’s Flocker 1.0 at Booth G8, and come hear Luke Marsden, CTO of ClusterHQ, speak about Docker Plugins on Monday, June 22 at 2:50 PM PT.
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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™.
Bhava Communications for ClusterHQ