ClusterHQ Expands Flocker Community With Addition of Pure Storage

SAN FRANCISCO – June 16, 2016 – ClusterHQ, The Container Data People, today announced that the newest member of its community, Pure Storage, has developed a storage driver for Flocker, the leading open source data volume manager for containerized applications. By providing a pluggable solution for Flocker, developers using Pure Storage FlashArray//m as their storage backend will have persistent data management capabilities for any and all Dockerized apps running in their environments.

“In a survey released today by ClusterHQ and DevOps.com, respondents reported that persistent storage challenges are the number one barrier to container adoption,” said Serge Pashenkov, VP of Distributed Storage, ClusterHQ. “Through this new partnership and the many others we’ve established, containerizing applications and the data needed to make them work has become simple and practical. Our joint customers can now take advantage of the portability and agility inherent in containers for their entire application.”

Flocker is the only container volume manager available on the market that works with the complete Docker toolkit (Engine, Swarm, Compose, UCP, Datacenter), Kubernetes, and Apache Mesos. As a result, storage companies can write a single Flocker storage driver and immediately gain access to the entire ecosystem of container tools. This eliminates the need for one-off integrations with emerging container tools because ClusterHQ is already built to integrate with them all.

“We’re seeing an uptick in customers increasing their deployment of containers in production, which naturally means that achieving persistent storage is becoming the priority,” said Matt Kixmoeller, VP of Product, Pure Storage. “The Pure Storage FlashArray//m driver for Flocker enables Docker deployments to take advantage of the all-flash performance, resiliency, and best-in-class efficiency of the Pure Storage FlashArray.”

The pluggable nature of Flocker is designed to work with any storage system, providing the ability to integrate Dockerized applications with existing storage backends. Any company or community that wants its storage to work with Docker can easily write a driver for Flocker.

Learn more about the ClusterHQ Storage Partner program and join at: https://clusterhq.com/partners/

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

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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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