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May 23, 2017 08:00 ET

Portworx Named a 2017 Cool Vendor in Storage Technology by Gartner

Storage Cool Vendors Provide Innovative Solutions to Infrastructure and Operations Pain Points

LOS ALTOS, CA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2017) - Portworx, the leading provider of container data services for DevOps, today announced that is has been named to the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Gartner "Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2017" report by Dave Russell, Arun Chandrasekaran, Julia Palmer, Raj Bala, Alan Dayley, Pushan Rinnen and Garth Landers at Gartner, Inc.

Per the report's authors, "As infrastructure and operations (I&O) teams struggle to meet the demand for increased storage capacity, I&O leaders focused on storage will need to explore innovative technologies to support evolving business requirements." The vendors included in this research report are disruptive private storage vendors recognized for their abilities to address common pain points.

The report also provides recommendations for I&O leaders focused on infrastructure agility:

  • Reduce administrative demands by focusing not only on a new system's scalability, but also on its capacity for automation
  • Ensure that any deployment of automation is policy-based under the supervision of an I&O administrator to mitigate the requirement for deep storage expertise

"It has become painfully evident that storage capacity demands, and expectations for far more rapid
provisioning of that storage, have far outpaced the ability of I&O team's capabilities," according to the report. The analysts go on to state, "We have chosen the five disruptive private storage vendors highlighted in this research because they exemplify innovative approaches to addressing the top storage pain point of managing data growth to support business demands. These vendors accomplish this through automated, scalable storage solutions across a variety of workloads and use cases."

Portworx is the solution for stateful containers, designed for DevOps. With Portworx, users can manage any database or stateful service on any infrastructure using any container scheduler, including Kubernetes, Mesosphere DC/OS, and Docker Swarm. Portworx solves the five most common problems DevOps teams encounter when running containerized databases and other stateful services in production: persistence, high availability, data automation, support for multiple data stores and infrastructure, and security. Portworx technology is ideally suited for solution verticals such as databases, messaging queues, continuous integration and continuous deployment (CICD), big data, and content management.

"The insights in the Gartner Cool Vendors report are consistent with feedback from our growing base of Fortune 1000 customers, which include GE Digital, Lufthansa Airlines and TGen," said Murli Thirumale, co-founder and CEO, Portworx. "Persistent storage is a major challenge as enterprises deploy stateful containers in production. Portworx addresses this challenge head-on by enabling customers to run any stateful containerized app on any infrastructure with any scheduler."

To read the full Gartner Cool Vendors in Storage Technology 2017 report visit: http://www.gartner.com/reprints/portworx?id=1-404ZX84&ct=170512&st=sb

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