Container-native storage for next-generation applications

Last week, Red Hat announced the general availability of OpenShift Container Platform 3.3, which includes key updates to the developer experience, web console, cluster management, and enterprise container registry. Read more about the updates in this blog series or listen to the briefing by OpenShift Lead Architect, Clayton Coleman.

Container-native storage for OpenShift Container Platform

In previous blog posts, we’ve covered the various deployment options available with Red Hat Gluster Storage as it relates to applications running in containers. In the latest release of OpenShift Container Platform, container-native storage has been revalidated to offer customers agility and choice for persistent storage. This release include a new persistent volume selector that helps users differentiate between storage back-ends with similar access modes.

Persistent storage for both stateful and stateless apps

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform provides developers the ability to  provision, build, and deploy applications and their components in a self-service fashion. It integrates with continuous integration and delivery tools, making it an ideal solution for development teams. And because OpenShift Container Platform offers persistent storage natively to containers, IT organizations can run both stateful and stateless applications on one platform.

Infrastructure and applications under a single control plane

In a recent article, we talked about how containers and software-defined storage have a complementary relationship in the sense that each one lends itself nicely to the demands of enterprises using the other technology. In some ways, containers hold the key to addressing a challenge that was once thought of as unsolvable. How do we provide developers added control over infrastructure for their applications without the pain associated with actually managing infrastructure? With OpenShift Container Platform, developers can provision and manage programmable storage, just as easily as they would applications. This results in faster development cycles, and more reliable application management, while also lowering costs. Detailed product documentation is available here.

Hear from the experts

OpenShift Container Platform is the industry’s most secure and comprehensive enterprise-grade container platform based on industry standards, Docker and Kubernetes. We have a number of upcoming opportunities where you could learn more and interact with Red Hat experts. We hope to see you there.

  • Red Hat Storage Days – Coming to Seattle (10/18), New York (10/20), and Boston (11/3) with a full agenda of how software-defined storage is tailormade for container and OpenStack environments.
  • OpenShift Storage Webinar – On November 3 you can deep dive into some of the latest storage provisioning and management updates in OpenShift Container Platform 3.3. and get a sneak preview of what’s on the horizon.
  • OpenShift Commons Gathering – Scheduled conveniently a day before (November 7) and co-located with KubeCon in Seattle, this event is a great opportunity to network with and hear from the star-studded speaker list, which includes Red Hat’s Clayton Colman, Microsoft’s Brendan Burns, Google’s Kelsey Hightower and Craig McLuckie. Space is limited, so please register soon.
  • KubeCon – Visit our booth on November 8-9 to learn how Red Hat contributions to the Docker and Kubernetes communities are driving some of the key innovations in the container orchestration space.

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