Architecting IT

Architecting IT: Docker & Storage – Solving The Problem of Data Persistence

This week I’m in Seattle, the home of Starbucks, Boeing and Microsoft for DockerCon 2016.  Compared to the normal events I attend, this one promises to be a more “casual” affair, so I’m sporting polo shirts and vendor hoodies as my standard attire.

One of the more interesting problems yet to be fully solved with container technology is that of persistent storage. When containers first appeared, the immediate assumption was they they would be ethereal in nature and move around the infrastructure at will.  If a container/application needs to be moved, simply re-instantiate it elsewhere.  Well it turns out that there are two problems with this; first people like to have a degree of persistence with their containers (more on that in a moment) and second, application data has to reside somewhere.

Read the full article at Architecting IT.


Author: Danielle Cook

Danielle is the Marketing Director at StorageOS.

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