Don't cut yourself on that Edge: Nexenta containerises DevOps

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Software-only storage supplier Nexenta Systems has embraced more containerisation with its NexentaEdge DevOps Edition.

The NextentaEdge block and object storage software product appeared in May 2015. It became containerised in September last year, and now it has a DevOps Edition as Nexenta extends its micro-services' persistent storage land grab.

A canned quote from Dmitry Yusupov, cofounder at Nexenta, said: "We're excited to make this available free of charge to DevOps teams looking to run stateful containers on any scale-out cluster of x86 servers."

NexentaEdge DevOps Edition nodes are deployed as containers on physical or virtual hosts, pooling all their storage capacity and presenting it as native block devices, NFS shares, or S3 objects to containerised applications running on the same servers.

The NexentaEdge DevOps Edition incorporates the Docker Volume plug-in to automatically provision storage for new applications. The edition provides:

  • Scale-out converged storage, networking and compute services for containerised apps.
  • Software-only product deployable on industry-standard servers.
  • Block, file and object protocol support.
  • Integration with Docker Swarm, Docker Unified Control Plane, and Kubernetes container management frameworks.

All storage services are managed through standard Docker tools. Nexenta says its DevOps Edition is aimed at the deployment, running and protection of stateful containerised apps like MySQL and MongoDB databases, or scale-out analytics tools like Hadoop and Cassandra.

NexentaEdge has a Cloud Copy on Write data layer (no ZFS) to provide self-healing error corrections, automatic load balancing, unlimited space-optimised volume, file and object snapshots, and inline cluster-wide deduplication and compression.

NexentaEdge DevOps Edition is available free of charge on Docker Hub. It can be deployed as a container-converged infrastructure on clusters of up to three nodes and used to store up to 16TB of data. Get source code and documentation for DevOPs integration on GitHub. ®

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