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ClusterHQ

November 12, 2015 07:00 ET

ClusterHQ's Growing Partner Ecosystem Includes 4 of the Top 5 Enterprise Storage Global Market Leaders: Dell, EMC, HPE and NetApp

New Flocker Storage Profiles Feature Removes Barrier to Enterprise Container Adoption by Improving Access to Capabilities of Storage Systems

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2015) - ClusterHQ, The Container Data People, today announced that the company's storage partner ecosystem has expanded to include four of the top five global market leaders in enterprise storage: Dell, EMC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and NetApp. The most recent additions to the ecosystem include, Dell, HPE, Kaminario and PMC Sierra, growing the program to include a total of 12 of the biggest and most innovative names in global enterprise storage. Huawei and Nexenta, who joined the ClusterHQ storage partner program in June, have now released their Flocker storage drivers. Joint customers can use ClusterHQ's open source Flocker container data volume manager with their hardware-based or software-defined storage solution of choice and any of the leading container management tools, including Docker, Mesosphere and Kubernetes to create portable container-level storage for Docker. With these capabilities, users can resolve data and storage roadblocks that stand in the way of enterprise container adoption.

"With the explosion of the Docker ecosystem, we are excited to bring stateful, open-source, container technology for storage through our Flocker OpenStack Cinder driver," said Rob Strechay, director of product management for storage, HPE. "ClusterHQ is making it simple for Hewlett Packard Enterprise to enable customer adoption of Docker with our HPE 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual storage technology."

ClusterHQ also announced a new Storage Profiles feature in Flocker, available immediately, that enables users to take better advantage of the sophisticated capabilities built into storage arrays. A Flocker user can now choose from a menu of common storage options when creating a data volume, optimizing storage for their container-based application. With Flocker Storage Profiles, a Flocker driver developer can create distinct profile options for their storage system -- for example, gold and bronze -- that designate different options available when a user creates a volume, such as solid state disk (gold) or spinning disk (bronze). Previously users could specify only volume size. Drivers for Amazon EBS and Dell will immediately take advantage of these profiles, with other drivers being updated in the coming months.

In addition to new storage partners and additional features, Rancher, a software platform for deploying a private container service, has announced it will integrate Flocker into the Rancher service catalogue, enabling a one-click installation of Flocker into an existing Rancher deployment.

"ClusterHQ has established the container data management category in a big way and with the addition of HPE and Dell to the program we support more enterprise storage environments than any other related product for containers," said Mark Davis, CEO, ClusterHQ. "The community has responded very positively to Flocker, and the availability of these sophisticated storage options for Docker is opening the door for new enterprise use cases enabled by the production readiness of containers."

Any company or community that wants its storage backend to work with Docker, Kubernetes or Mesosphere can easily build a driver for Flocker, making it possible to create container-based applications using a wide variety of new or previously installed storage solutions.

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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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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