Containers. Here to stay.
Containers enable application modernization because they’re lightweight, faster, and more programmable than VMs. Yet, challenges remain around storage provisioning, data protection, and mobility across hybrid multi-cloud locations.
Ideally, you want a single data management solution for your containerized, traditional, cloud-native, PaaS, and SaaS applications. It should enable enterprise scale, resilience, and application mobility without compromising on the agility containers provide to developers.
Simplify your container strategy with Commvault
With hybrid cloud-native software-defined storage and complete data protection – fully integrated with Kubernetes via CSI – Commvault provides the most comprehensive and flexible portfolio of solutions for containers.
Store, protect, and migrate your K8s applications wherever they live across hybrid multi-cloud environments.
How can enterprises benefit from containerization and cloud native applications?
What is CSI, and why should I care?
The Container Storage Interface (CSI) is a plugin for K8s that allows storage arrays to be consumed by containerized applications as persistent storage. Using CSI, K8s developers can dynamically provision storage, expand capacity, schedule snapshots, and recover persistent volumes using array-specific capabilities.
Commvault provides persistent storage for stateful applications
Containers were initially stateless meaning the data goes away when the container does. Over time, stateful applications (like databases) that require storage that lives (i.e., persists) after the container goes away migrated to containers.
DevOps need the ability to provision persistent storage quickly with self-service access using native K8s tools.
Commvault distributed storage integrates natively with K8s via CSI, providing storage that is:
- Application-centric– Turn on and off capabilities (e.g., dedupe) per application
- Programmable– Integration with Git and K8s via CSI allows you to use existing tools
- Scalable anywhere–Distributed storage enables next gen storage regardless of where apps live across multi-cloud environments