Portworx Available on IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
December 19, 2018

Portworx announced that its flagship cloud native storage and data management platform, PX-Enterprise, is available to run on IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service (IKS).

This will enable mission critical workloads like databases and data analytics to run on IKS with high performance and high availability throughout the entire application lifecycle.

This offers an optimal user experience for IBM Cloud IKS customers by radically simplifying operations of data services on IKS. With PX-Enterprise, DevOps and IT teams don't need to worry about the underlying storage infrastructure or the complexities of data provisioning and data management. Portworx can apply data management features like snapshots, encryption, backup, migration and replication on a per container, or per application deployment for multi-container apps, in a completely automated way.

Enterprise adoption of container orchestration technologies is rapidly increasing, with 43 percent of information technology administrators claiming Kubernetes as their primary container orchestration tool. However, operating high-performance, highly-available and fully automated data services on Kubernetes has traditionally been a challenge for enterprises. Typically, enterprises have either opted for the high availability provided by traditional enterprise storage systems, sacrificing container-granular capabilities and performance, or local storage, which is fast but difficult to automate. With Portworx, enterprises no longer have to settle for one or the other, instead, they can fully automate data management for the entire application lifecycle, enabling both performance and agility.

Through this new integration, IKS users can now also gain the ability to choose to run their mission-critical stateful services backed onto either remote block storage, or local storage with both options managed by Portworx, enabling dynamic storage provisioning, high availability, encryption, automatic backup and recovery and hybrid and mutli-cloud operations.

"IBM has been a leader in enterprise IT for decades and with their moves into innovative technologies like containers, Kubernetes, and artificial intelligence, their customers have an enormous breadth of options for building and running their mission-critical applications,"said Murli Thirumale, co-founder and CEO of Portworx. "We're proud to enable a growing number of customers to take advantage of Kubernetes' rich and mature ecosystem, including Portworx for data management of containerized applications."

Portworx has been tested and qualified in several areas including, but not limited to, volume operations, data redundancy, volume snapshots and resize, and encryption with popular IBM Cloud offerings including Watson Studio, Blockchain, DB2 and MQ.

Portworx is available on IBM Cloud Kubernetes Services today.

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