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ClusterHQ

November 12, 2015 07:00 ET

ClusterHQ Empowers Developers to Successfully Code, Test and Deploy Stateful Docker Containers Throughout Their Lifecycle

Company Unveils the ClusterHQ Volume Hub and dvol "Git for Data"

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2015) - ClusterHQ, The Container Data People, announced two new solutions designed to manage stateful microservices all the way from development to production: dvol, a CLI providing Git-like functionality for data and the ClusterHQ Volume Hub. Developers spend a significant portion of their time waiting for tests to run, and tracking down and reproducing bugs. Operations teams are constantly evaluating the health of their applications and responding to changing conditions. To address these challenges faced by DevOps teams, ClusterHQ created dvol and the ClusterHQ Volume Hub to better assist Docker users looking to test, build and run stateful container-based applications. These new options give developers and operations teams expanded resources for testing and managing containerized applications so that users at any level can easily manage their data in containers from the convenience of a laptop.

The ClusterHQ Volume Hub is a Software as a Service (SaaS) management system that displays a catalogue of all the data volumes in a Flocker cluster in an easily digestible interface, enabling lightning fast search for more seamless container data management. Using the ClusterHQ Volume Hub, data volumes that are experiencing problems are automatically displayed so that users can easily track clusters and resolve issues quickly. The ClusterHQ Volume Hub also supports new users by making container data management easier to understand and visualize. The ClusterHQ Volume Hub will be available free of charge on November 16th as part of ClusterHQ Labs, a collection of cutting-edge experimental solutions offered to the community for feedback.

dvol brings Git-like functionality to Docker volumes to assist developers when writing code, and testing and deploying stateful containers long before they reach production. Users can speed up the testing process by caching database state as a commit, thereby eliminating the need to recreate databases if running additional tests. dvol also enables users to commit database state and save it when a bug manifests. With this option, developers will be able to use problematic state as a basis for fast acceptance tests, ensuring that future versions of their code avoid similar bugs. dvol is available for free as an Apache 2.0 download at https://github.com/ClusterHQ/dvol and and is also part of ClusterHQ Labs.

"Learning a new technology can be daunting. With Flocker's expanded capabilities, ClusterHQ helps new users and veterans alike get the most out of their container experience," said Luke Marsden, CTO of ClusterHQ. "It's the developers who are driving innovation in this industry and our goal is to make it possible for all audiences to work with containers at any level, from experimental all the way to production deployment."

Sign up for the ClusterHQ Volume Hub at clusterhq.com/volumehub
Download dvol for free today at https://github.com/clusterhq/dvol

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About ClusterHQ
ClusterHQ builds container data management software that enables broader adoption of container technology in production environments. DevOps teams worldwide rely on ClusterHQ's open source Flocker software to meet the data portability requirements of distributed, microservices-based applications. Available for download at www.clusterhq.com/flocker, Flocker enables containers and their associated data volumes to be easily moved between servers as a single unit, a prerequisite for production operation of stateful application components in containers. Flocker facilitates widespread production deployment of containers for databases, queues and key value stores by making it simple and practical for entire distributed applications to be consolidated into an all-container development and operations environment. No matter where, or what, a container is running, Flocker gives DevOps teams operational freedom to quickly react to market conditions by relocating application containers in response to changing conditions, so that their business can innovate faster and be more responsive. Flocker increases the value of an organization's container investment and opens the door for a greater variety of mainstream enterprise use cases. Organizations can now embrace the portability and massive per-server density benefits of containers for stateful application services, enabling the creation of a new generation of microservices-based applications, and in some cases the replacement of virtual machines with containers. ClusterHQ provides the tools and services necessary for deploying and managing fully containerized stateful applications, simplifying IT processes and delivering on the advantages inherent in containers. We are the Container Data People™.

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