DevOps and Docker
Panzura Does for Data What Docker Does for Compute
The Challenge with Docker
Docker has revolutionized development and DevOps with the ability to containerize applications, enabling them to run reliably in different environments. For all of the benefits that Docker provides, it is challenged with providing persistent storage across locations.
Lack of persistent storage across locations can severely limit continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD).
Global Registry Management
Globally distributed development teams cannot share a local private registry, creating islands of deployments and delays in development.
Panzura CloudFS Makes Data Persistent, Mobile, and Globally Accessible
With Panzura CloudFS™, DevOps professionals can confidently move and deploy containers in any cloud and any location leveraging persistent and mobile storage for Docker. In addition, customers can securely deploy global, private registries by pushing the container image to the Docker Registry once, and automatically distributing it globally.
Our universal file directory uniquely eliminates storage islands while reducing cost and complexity.
Real-time metadata synchronization keeps files constantly synchronized, making data persistent and mobile.
Distributed file and byte-range locking make it possible for data to be consistently available globally.
Encryption, both for data at rest and data in transit, delivers the highest level of cloud data protection.
Use Case #1: Mobility of Data
Enterprises are using Docker as their service mobilization engine because it allows movement of services between sites, from on-premise to the cloud, and/or between cloud providers. Docker allows customers to quickly shift workloads based on needs or costs.
However, this creates a data persistence problem that can severely limit continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) activities. This is because persistent data is only available locally, which locks organizations into a single vendor or location.
Panzura CloudFS makes data mobile, so that data can move anywhere with the application.
Move all your applications to the cloud
Break free from data gravity and migrate 100% of applications to the cloud.
Run your applications anywhere
Shift workloads based on needs or costs very quickly between regions or clouds.
Avoid vendor lock-in
Freely move services between sites, from on premise to the cloud, and/or between cloud providers.
Lower costs through collaboration
Allow developers in different geographies to work together in real-time.
Use Case #2: Global, Private Docker Registry
A private registry does not enable the reuse of a container on a global basis. This often results in each development team using a separate private registry, thus creating islands of deployments. Lifecycle management and versioning controls have to be implemented; this naturally results in delays in development and a higher rate of errors.
Further challenges include an increase in storage costs as data is replicated from one location to the other. There may also be multiple, inconsistent management instances and tools. Finally, having multiple versions of the data in different locations is inherently less secure than a single version in one location.
Panzura enables you to push the container image to the cloud once, and then distribute globally automatically.