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DataCore Debuts Enterprise-Grade Container-Native Storage Software For Higher Performance and Scalability

DataCore Bolt dynamically provisions fast, persistent storage for Kubernetes environments using NVMe-oF in the cloud and on-premises.

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DataCore Software, an independent vendor of software-defined storage solutions, has released DataCore Bolt, enterprise-grade container-native storage software for DevOps. Stateful applications running on Kubernetes clusters in the cloud and on premises benefit from Bolt’s dynamic provisioning of high performance persistent storage. Bolt’s containerized microservices stack exploits the low latency and high IOPs characteristics of NVMe-oF/TCP along with Kubernetes’ intrinsic orchestration and resilience at scale.

“Early on we recognized that containers were going to be a once-in-a-generation transformation, where data storage has a singular impact on the deployment and responsiveness of microservice-based applications. This is a market where modern storage technologies such as NVMe over fabrics and platform-independent data services are in strong demand,” said Dave Zabrowski, CEO, DataCore Software.

Bolt is the company’s first commercially licensed Kubernetes storage product based on its acquisition of MayaData, the original developer of OpenEBS. Traditional storage infrastructures by themselves do not meet the data persistence and portability needs of today’s modern stateful workloads. In DevOps uses, their dependency on repetitive manual tasks slows down continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, diminishing the advantages that containerization can bring.

Bolt is a storage solution purpose-built for Kubernetes that facilitates the deployment and release of production-ready software while enabling the agility required in a large-scale DevOps environment. Harnessing the benefits of NVMe hardware and NVMe-oF/TCP protocol, Bolt supports a composable and disaggregated storage architecture removing the overhead and sluggishness experienced with other storage products. 

“By applying the expertise incorporated in the popular OpenEBS software, teams have a pathway to the agility that lets them scale the Kubernetes infrastructure to support stateful containerized applications and the DevOps pipeline, and to enhance the experience and efficiency of I/O-intensive applications by Kubernetes.

Whether in the cloud or on premises, Bolt eliminates storage-related delays and accelerates code progression to ensure seamless application delivery through the DevOps pipeline, allowing teams to meet their deployment goals. Bolt also allows DevOps to:

  • Accelerate responsiveness of stateful workloads through low-latency access to NVMe drives
  • Streamline DevOps CI/CD pipelines with containerized storage services orchestrated directly from Kubernetes
  • Replace complex storage management with native Kubernetes automation
  • Gain observability into storage behavior not possible with external systems
  • Ensure portability of storage services by removing kernel/OS dependencies
  • Enhance data resilience though volume replication across K8s nodes

Bolt works alongside other Kubernetes tools used for version control, configuration management, CI/CD automation code repository and artifact management, test automation, monitoring, and deployment.

Bolt is available for commercial use and is licensed per Kubernetes node. A typical 1-year term license of Bolt includes annual license cost and support fees. Learn more at the Bolt product webpage.

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