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June 16, 2016 07:00 ET

ClusterHQ Expands Flocker Community With Addition of Pure Storage

New Flocker Driver Provides More Storage Options for Dockerized Applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 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/1.1.0/gettinginvolved/plugins.html

During DockerCon 2016, June 19-21 in Seattle, stop by booth G9 to take a #DockerSelfie and learn more about ClusterHQ's products and services.

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ClusterHQ builds container data management software that enables broader adoption of container technology across the entire application lifecycle. The company provides a full suite of products, Flocker, Volume Hub and dvol, that give developers and operations teams expanded resources for testing and managing containerized applications, so that users at any level can easily manage their containerized data from the convenience of a laptop. 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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