Datera Collaborates with CoreOS to Accelerate Stateful Kubernetes Workloads for On-Premises Clouds

New Integration Makes the Benefits of Containers and Cloud Computing Accessible to Any Organization

Sunnyvale, CA – December 13, 2016

Datera, the application-driven cloud data infrastructure company, today announced a collaboration with CoreOS and other partners to allow customers to easily deploy and manage containerized stateful workloads running in on-premises Kubernetes clouds. Elastic Data Fabric from Datera provides the elastic block storage that is typically offered by leading cloud providers for on-premises deployments. CoreOS Tectonic delivers self-driving pure upstream Kubernetes, which allows for easy integration with this Datera innovation. This allows enterprise customers, service providers and enterprise clouds to provide a consistent platform for stateless and stateful applications, such as Kafka, Cassandra and MySQL.

Enterprises looking for continuous integration/deployment and application portability are leveraging Kubernetes for a wide spectrum of workloads. Persistent volumes in Kubernetes are foundational for customers to move beyond simple stateless workloads to full stateful applications. Datera Elastic Data Fabric automates persistent storage to scale along with applications and supports enterprise SLAs with fine-grained policy controls such as IOPS, bandwidth, security and access controls. In addition, Elastic Data Fabric provisions at container speeds, delivering thousands of deployed data stores in sub-milliseconds.

“As data centers are re-imagined for the cloud, there is a need for a simple coherent solution that orchestrates workloads and data,” said Marc Fleischmann, CEO and founder at Datera. “Our work within the Kubernetes community advanced the delivery of StatefulSet through the native Flex Volume framework. Working with partners like CoreOS, Datera has created a complete solution to drive containerized stateless and stateful workloads for any cloud, both public and private. Enterprise customers can use this solution to simplify their data center operations, accelerate time-to-value and reduce total cost of ownership.”

Kubernetes has emerged as the leading orchestration and management layer for containerized applications, allowing organizations to easily scale and deploy distributed workloads across hybrid environments. With self-driving Kubernetes, CoreOS Tectonic ensures containerized applications are secure and up-to-date with critical security patches and the most recent features available from the open source community. The combination of Datera’s elastic block storage and pure upstream Kubernetes delivered by CoreOS Tectonic establishes the foundation for running containerized, stateful applications in the enterprise.

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“The combination of CoreOS Tectonic for Kubernetes, Datera for self-optimizing persistent storage and Supermicro’s servers offers a solution to run scale-out, containerized, stateful applications in enterprise and service provider clouds,” said David Aronchick, Senior Project Manager at Google. “With Kubernetes, organizations can manage these applications onpremises and also have the option to move to hybrid environments using this stateful solution along with Google Cloud Platform.”

“Kubernetes continues to develop rapidly and has become the best way to deploy and manage containerized applications,” said Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS. “And, with the self-driving capabilities of CoreOS Tectonic, organizations can be ensured their clusters are secure and upto- date at all times.”

“In a time when data accessibility directly impacts a firm’s level of competitiveness, enterprise IT organizations are demanding greater infrastructure agility to keep pace. Datera’s direction for data-management helps to containerize enterprise applications by delivering a scale out persistent storage layer that offers this necessary IT agility.” – Scott Sinclair, Senior Analyst Enterprise Strategy Group

To learn more about Datera, visit www.datera.io. To learn more about software-defined infrastructure, Elastic Data Fabric and other topics related to the future of storage, join the Datera webinar series here or check out our blog.

About CoreOS

CoreOS is a leader in the open source community and creator of CoreOS Tectonic, a secure and complete platform that extends Kubernetes with key enterprise features that ease container orchestration. CoreOS also creates and delivers critical components for containerized applications, such as the Quay private image registry, that are helping fuel broad adoption of a secure, scalable and resilient infrastructure inspired by hyperscale providers. They maintain several open source projects, including Container Linux by CoreOS: the secure automatic updating OS; etcd, the distributed data store for Kubernetes; and rkt, the security-focused container runtime engine. The CoreOS team is comprised of experts in container management and distributed systems from cloud-scale pioneers like Google, Twitter and Rackspace. Learn more at https://coreos.com/ or @CoreOS.

About Super Micro Computer Inc.

Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market. Supermicro, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

About Datera

Datera has developed the first universal data infrastructure that supports any application, on any platform with continuous delivery and flexible economics. Enterprises and service providers rely on Datera to cost-effectively build large-scale, fully automated private and public clouds for faster application delivery and shorter time to market. This application-driven, intelligent software storage solution simplifies and automates the provisioning of infrastructure, giving customers the flexibility to add capacity and performance when and where it’s needed, while reducing costs. Datera was founded by the authors and maintainers of the Linux I/O storage stack and is backed by Khosla Ventures, Samsung Ventures and Silicon Valley innovators Andy Bechtolsheim and Pradeep Sindhu. For more information, visit www.datera.io and follow @DateraInc on Twitter.