Are you running applications in containers? Are you considering using containers to run new IT services? A common challenge you might be facing is being able to find a reliable way to provide the advanced storage and availability management features your applications need in a containerized environment. This is why you need InfoScale!
Veritas InfoScale is a software-defined optimization solution for applications that abstracts applications from their underlying hardware and software resources. That abstraction enables enterprise-grade optimizations around business continuity, performance, and infrastructure agility across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
With InfoScale, you can confidently run your stateful applications in containerized environments with the availability and data management features they need to meet their SLAs and provide a smooth experience for your end-users.
INFOSCALE FOR CONTAINERS
InfoScale’s Container Storage Interface (CSI) plug-in and Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) high availability agents have been designed to integrate seamlessly with Kubernetes to help make your container environment ‘enterprise-ready.’ InfoScale provides advanced functionality for containers and Kubernetes needed by enterprise applications:
Kubernetes uses the InfoScale CSI plug-in to interface with the InfoScale storage volumes on the cluster nodes. This allows Kubernetes to mount persistent enterprise-grade storage in the application pods it’s managing, which can then be used by stateful applications that can be easily scaled to run across multiple containers. Figure 2 describes the process flow for mounting the storage in the application pods.
MAKING KUBERNETES ENTERPRISE READY
While Kubernetes provides excellent configuration management and orchestration for clustered container environments, it does not have visibility into the applications running inside the containers it’s managing. This leaves your containerized applications exposed to potential downtime risks such as hung processes and inaccessible storage that could go undetected. InfoScale ensures that issues affecting application availability are communicated to Kubernetes so it can take the necessary action to keep your applications online.
There are several key benefits to using InfoScale’s CSI plug-in and availability agents with Kubernetes:
InfoScale’s VCS high availability application agents have multiple configurable attributes and can monitor applications running in containers in different ways depending on the type of application:
InfoScale's industry-leading data management and availability technology provides the functionality and confidence you need to run your enterprise applications in containers. InfoScale’s high-availability VCS agents are custom designed to provide maximum uptime and flexibility for your containerized applications. InfoScale is the ideal solution for managing your transition to a containerized environment and running your enterprise applications in containers with the storage and monitoring they need to be highly available.
For more information on InfoScale, please check out the following whitepaper: Veritas InfoScale: Managing Mission Critical Applications in a Software-defined Data Center.
You can also find additional InfoScale information and resources in the InfoScale technical library.