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DataCore Simplifies Migration of Enterprise Applications to Kubernetes and Docker

Containerized Applications and Microservices Now Have Access to the Same Rich Set of DataCore Software-Defined Storage Services as Virtual Machines and Bare Metal Servers

FT LAUDERDALE, FL, January 22, 2019 DataCore Software today released two plugins enabling containerized applications and databases to access persistent storage volumes through its software-defined storage (SDS) services. Both plugins provide several options for advanced data protection and data recovery for dependable, predictable behavior at scale.

Breaking with the narrow approach of other suppliers, DataCore offers DevOps and IT operations managers a control plane of software-defined storage services spanning container hosts, virtualized machines, and bare metal servers—whether on-premises or in the cloud. This approach provides a simple method to modernize applications and adopt containers—and does not require migrating data or sacrificing capabilities.

Among the options available via the plugins, Continuous Data Protection (CDP) is proving especially valuable in mitigating the damage from ransomware or other data corruption issues. CDP enables data images to be rewound back in time before the attack occurred. It works like a DVR without the constraints, data loss, or overhead of periodic point-in-time snapshots.

The first plugin adheres to the Kubernetes Container Storage Interface (CSI) v1.0.0 specification. This DataCore™ CSI plugin is available on GitHub at

The second is a Docker-certified plugin that implements the Docker Volume Plugin specification. This DataCore™ SDS Docker Volume Plugin is available on Docker Hub at

According to recent research conducted by DataCore, 46% of respondents stated they had containers deployed in either production or development/testing. When asked what type of storage is used for container deployment, 77% stated they used dedicated or existing storage with container support. Additionally, 50% of the respondents cited scalability of the storage solution as the number one challenge encountered when trying to deploy containers. Other challenges include lack of native data loss prevention and security (44%); lack of a container-integrated provisioning process (40%); and poor storage performance (22%).

Similarly, a recent state of software-defined storage, hyperconverged and cloud storage market survey reported that the following surprises/unforeseen actions have been encountered by users after implementing containers:  lack of data management and storage tools; application performance slowdowns—especially for databases and other tier-1 applications; and lack of ways to deal with applications such as databases that need persistent storage.

“These revealing statistics underscore the urgency to employ proven DataCore software-defined storage services the moment DevOps first rolls out Docker containers in Kubernetes clusters,” noted Augie Gonzalez, DataCore product marketing director for Containerization.

The plugins are available as no-charge options for SANsymphony™ and DataCore™ Hyperconverged Virtual SAN customers under a current support contract. Both iSCSI and Fibre Channel access to the volumes is supported.

DataCore also announced that it has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the world’s largest public cloud and enterprise software companies, as well as dozens of innovative startups. This further illustrates DataCore’s commitment to working with the industry to deliver highly-effective software-defined storage solutions for container deployments.

About DataCore

DataCore Software delivers the industry’s most flexible, intelligent, and powerful software-defined storage solutions for block and object storage, helping more than 10,000 customers worldwide modernize how they store, protect, and access data. The company’s comprehensive product suite, intellectual property portfolio, and its unrivaled experience in storage virtualization and advanced data services, position DataCore as the authority on software-defined storage. To request more information, visit

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