Virtualization revolutionized server infrastructure in the data center, and now containers are about to do the same for virtual resources in the cloud. And while both introduce new layers of abstraction to support increased application and data flexibility, they also produce the need for substantial changes to storage.
In containers’ case, this change comes in the form of a way to provide distributed access to persistent storage. Containers are ephemeral in nature, so any data they hold when decommissioned is lost, which is a particular problem when it comes to supporting distributed relational databases and other applications that require stateful data.
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Author: Danielle Cook
Danielle is the Marketing Director at StorageOS.