Traditional legacy storage is letting DevOps down, it is the bottleneck, halting the modernisation of infrastructure and consequently, digital transformation. IDC believes that as the awareness around containers develops so too will the need for effective container-aware storage that can run on bare metal. This is potentially an unexploited market.
Archana Venkatraman, Senior Research Analyst, European Storage Research, IDC
In one of our recent research studies, more than one-third of IT professionals indicated that their organization was already deploying containers. The next remaining challenge is persistent storage. The promise of the StorageOS solution is around its ability to quickly deliver resilient storage anywhere to meet the demands of DevOps and cloud architects at a cost structure that makes sense for the cloud era.
Scott Sinclair, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
We’re excited to have StorageOS join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. The company’s knowledge and experience has led to them developing a next generation solution that addresses persistent, stateful container storage for cloud native systems. We look forward to leveraging this knowledge as we further the adoption of cloud native computing.
Chris Aniszczyk, COO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Containers are fantastic delivery vehicles for Internet applications but they require a completely different approach for stateful data storage that supports databases, application state, and logs. When you lose a node, you don’t want to lose data or have to go through long and complex recovery processes. What makes StorageOS compelling for DevOps and infrastructure managers alike is the smart combination of enterprise data services that can run on any server, virtual machine or cloud instance on a pay-as-you-go basis, making the StorageOS solution ideal for smaller companies. But the big opportunity is when enterprise firms begin to understand the value of what StorageOS can deliver to their teams and to their bottom line. This is when Storage OS will be shown to be a true game changer.
Brian Clavin, data center specialist for a global telecom provider
In the era of multicloud infrastructure, enterprise applications need to access data from whichever location the data needs to reside. Our clients have expressed a strong desire to quickly store, access, manipulate and transform data into insights and in a secure manner -all without administrative overhead or complicated bureaucracy. In this regard, the StorageOS solution is the first I’ve seen that provides a persistent, cloud-native storage platform that will help make applications portable and secure without hardware or cloud provider lock-in.
Rumi Contractor, President and Chief Operating Officer, Quinnox
The roles of IT DevOps and data center managers have changed considerably with the arrival of software containers. An organization’s ability to test, adapt and bring applications to market quickly and at web scale depends on software developers and operations managers having access to scalable, high performance storage that is simple to provision and manage. The legacy storage architectures are complex and lack the interoperability and API support needed to support DevOps. StorageOS ticks all the boxes when it comes to simplifying storage provisioning and management with business rules automation, letting developers focus on building great applications that drive their users’ businesses.
Letizia Lukas, director, exigo S.A.