Data management and storage leader, Qumulo, provides access to applications developed on Kubernetes clusters through its new development Container Storage Interface (CSI). Through the connection with the new Qumulo CSI driver, applications built for Kubernetes can now easily integrate storage creation and maintenance as part of their workflows and effectively store and retrieve data. Kubernetes users can now connect their containers to Qumulo on-premises, in the public, private, or hybrid cloud, and support numerous protocols from a unified namespace.

“The applications that power discovery and creation are moving from monolithic applications to cloud native microservices, built on containers and managed by Kubernetes. But those microservices need access to the same data that native applications generate and transform. Qumulo’s new CSI driver enables customers to store unstructured data once but serve it to an infinite number of both native applications and container-based microservices – all without moving data, copying it to disparate systems, or changing their workloads. Customers who store their data on Qumulo can now focus their time on building modern applications, not on moving or managing their data,” said Ben Gitenstein, Vice President of Product at Qumulo. 

The reduction in the manual process of managing storage of containerized applications with the help of Qumulo which is supported by Kubernetes, simplifies the task of Kubernetes administrators and professionals. As DevOps innovators focus on core tasks, the workloads can be performed simply in the Qumulo data storage platform.

Users of Kubernetes can make use of Qumulo through the installation process. The access to Qumulo external storage for all the containerized applications is provided while setting up dynamic volumes. The companies who want to use containerized infrastructures for analytics can make use of the Qumulo storage platform. A retailer can now link its on-demand containers to the Qumulo storage platform to execute localized analytics against their in-store operational data. Kubernetes users can efficiently manage the clusters by clustering the hosts’ running containers.

Customers that develop applications in Kubernetes settings, both on-premises and in the cloud, can now benefit from persistent storage as part of the workflow while fully deploying and relying on a container-based architecture in production environments. Qumulo through this innovation has become an important player in enterprise modernization.