File sync and sharer Panzura says containers are stuck executing locally unless the persistent storage they need moves with them to different on-premises or public cloud data centres. But, as luck would have it, it has got the tech to do just that.
Its Freedom product uses CloudFS, Panzura's filesystem providing file services for SMB, NFS, HTTP, and Docker container workloads, with integrated client and mobile access. Its technologies include:
- Distributed global namespace, a universal file directory with a single, unified view of files across public cloud and on-premises data centers,
- SmartSync's real-time metadata synchronization keeps files synchronized across sites, copying file metadata which contains global deduplication keys and cloud references,
- Distributed file and byte-range locking helps data be consistently available globally,
- Encryption for data at rest and in transit.
Panzura claims DevOps peeps can move and deploy containers in any cloud and any location relying on persistent and mobile storage for Docker with Panzura's Freedom product. They can deploy global, private registries by pushing a container image to the Docker Registry once, and automatically distributing it globally.
The firm says Docker integration is available to all its Freedom customers at no additional cost. ®