StorageOS, a new on-demand storage startup, has announced the global beta launch of its container-based storage software that would make it easier for software developers to create, test, deploy, scale and rebuild containerized applications with enterprise-grade production storage.
The software-based storage solution would improve application development and testing by automating the management of persistent containerized storage, increasing scale and availability and securely moving data between dedicated servers, virtual machines or clouds.
By simplifying the provisioning and management of containerized storage, StorageOS would enable DevOps specialists and quality assurance managers to quickly test the container on a laptop or a public cloud, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud), in less than 15 minutes and without having to submit a third-party request.
The solution’s pay-as-you-grow licensing help reduce overall costs and speed production time to market. Application containers and data services run together on the same node, “delivering the fastest possible performance.” As StorageOS can run on bare metal, virtual machines, native container environment and in the cloud, customers would be able to avoid cloud provider lock-in, rapidly implement scale-out production storage and facilitate secure cloud migration.
“The industry adoption of containers has been faster than anyone anticipated, which underscores the need for simple-to-use, cost-effective storage that is highly portable across physical, virtual and cloud devices,” said Chris Brandon, CEO and co-founder of StorageOS. “Starting today, software developers can test our claims about 15-minute deployments and application availability even if a container crashes or there’s an issue with hardware. We believe our approach is a more elegant way for DevOps teams to accelerate production adoption of stateful, container-based applications, while cutting their monthly AWS cloud bills with very little work.”
Key features and benefits of the StorageOS solution would include:
- “High-availability” storage for deploying databases in containers
- Cross-platform API support with policy-based rules to automate placement, encryption and replication
- Integration with VMware, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS Cloud), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, among others
- Encrypted cloud data storage at rest and in motion
- Block-level data replication would ensure rapid recovery from hardware failures and eliminate the need for complex disaster recovery solutions or application-level replication
- Data stays local to the node running the application for “maximum throughput, lowest latency and consistent, predictable performance”
- Built-in data reduction, compression and de-duplication to reduce storage hardware costs and improve efficiency
- Runs anywhere: on-premises, on virtual machines or in cloud instances
StorageOS is offering a free trial, download the free trial here.