Are you attending DockerCon 2017 in Austin, TX? If so, I invite you to add Hedvig to your MUST SEE list of vendors.
provides software-defined storage for enterprises building private,
hybrid, or multi-cloud environments. The Hedvig Distributed Storage
Platform is the only solution designed for both primary and secondary
data, making it ideal for legacy, modern, and backup workloads. It
consolidates block, file, and object into a single, API-driven platform
that keeps pace with ever-growing data needs. Hedvig's patented
Universal Data Plane technology forms a distributed, scale-out cluster
that transforms commodity servers or cloud computing into a flexible
foundation for bare metal, hypervisor, and container infrastructure.
Read the exclusive pre-show interview with VMblog and Hedvig to learn what they have planned for DockerCon 2017.
VMblog: As a DockerCon 2017 sponsor, how can people find you this
Hedvig: On the expo show floor, Hedvig is a silver sponsor located in booth S20.
This year we'll be giving away the new Echo Dot daily, stop by our booth and
watch the Hedvig Docker demo and you'll be entered to win. Enterprises using Docker Data Center get
easy, self-service provisioning of persistent storage volumes directly
from the Docker interfaces. Learn more about how we solve data
persistence, test/dev and cloud storage for Docker and learn about our newly
certified Docker Volume Plugin.
VMblog: Is there anything interesting or unique about this year's booth
setup? Do you have a theme?
Hedvig: Containers drive a multi-cloud world, attendees can drop by
our booth and get a free copy of our Multi-Cloud for Dummies book. This book explores how the shift to
containers makes applications truly portable across any private our public
cloud boundary. We'll discuss how SDS (software-defined storage) is an enabler
to ensure you have the data portability to match your application portability.
VMblog: If an attendee likes what they see and hear at your booth... what
message about your product can you send them back with to sell their boss on
Hedvig: Hedvig helps you reduce cloud vendor lock-in and data costs
as your organization deploys containers across cloud boundaries.
VMblog: Why should a DockerCon attendee add you to their MUST SEE list?
companies start their containers efforts in AWS. But how do you effortlessly
move AWS containerized apps to your private cloud? Or Google Cloud or Azure? Stop
by our booth S20 and learn how the Hedvig's software-defined storage platform delivers data portability across
private and public clouds. We'll show demos of Hedvig integrated natively with
Docker Data Center and Kubernetes.
VMblog: Why is
this a must sponsor event for your company?
Hedvig: DockerCon has become the go-to event
for companies focusing on the technologies enabling modern applications,
cloud-native architectures, and digital business. Attendees are looking for
solutions to emerging container challenges and it's a great opportunity for Hedvig
to dig in and show how we help manage, store, and protect data for containers.
VMblog: Can you give VMblog readers a sneak peek as to what you will be
showing off at your booth this year?
Hedvig: In our booth, we'll be demonstrating how the Hedvig
Distributed Storage Platform helps with:
- Provisioning and orchestrating
persistent, portable storage for stateful Docker containers.
- Customizing volume features to
meet the needs of any container or microservice.
- A Docker Volume Plugin with
support for provisioning within Docker Datacenter.
Attendees who drop by our booth and watch our Hedvig Docker
demo will be entered to win the new Echo Dot daily and speak with Hedvig
experts on-site for a deeper dive discussion.
VMblog: Give readers a few reasons why
your product or service is considered unique?
Hedvig: Hedvig is the only software-defined storage platform that
provides programmable, per-container storage policies; replicates data natively
to any private or public cloud; and integrates directly with container
orchestration systems (Docker Data Center, Mesos, Kubernetes) as well as
hypervisor orchestration systems (VMware, OpenStack). These capabilities are
needed for large enterprises migrating to containers in test/dev or production.
VMblog: How does your company and product fit within the Docker or
Hedvig: The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform, a software-defined
storage solution, is a perfect fit for companies running databases and stateful
applications in Docker containers. We are one of only a handful of SDS vendors
with a certified Docker Volume Plugin, which ensures we operate seamlessly with
Docker Data Center, Docker Universal Control Plane, and Docker CLI. With
Hedvig, we ensure that as you spin up and move containers, they will always
have access to persistent underlying storage without any complicated technology
in between Docker and Hedvig.
VMblog: You've sponsored DockerCon before. What keeps you coming back?
Hedvig: We've attended DockerCon for the last three years. It's
exciting to see the Docker community grow and the ecosystem of partners. We see
striking similarities between container adoption with virtual machine (VM)
adoption from 10-15 years ago. Specifically, we see that storage is a critical
bottleneck to creating scalable and production-grade container environments.
It's the perfect event to discuss those challenges with qualified attendees. DockerCon
is a great partner and this event gives us an opportunity to connect and learn
about how others are using the Docker platform and containers in innovative
VMblog: Do you remember your first DockerCon event? What can you tell us about it? What memories stand out?
Hedvig: We attended the event in San
Francisco and vividly recall how unbelievably crowded it was! The energy and
enthusiasm was palpable. The interest level in Docker and containers has
outpaced DockerCon, which is a great problem to have!
VMblog: What would you say to prospective attendees who
are thinking about attending DockcerCon but aren't sure if it's worth it or
Hedvig: It's a great opportunity for
traditional enterprises to get lessons learned from early adopters and
cloud-native companies. It's also a great place for
cloud-native to get the latest-and-greatest Docker releases so they can remain
on the cutting edge of containers.
VMblog: What do you think we need to do collectively as
an ecosystem to strengthen the industry?
Hedvig: I think we need to shift focus
beyond early adopters to what more mainstream enterprises need for containers
to be successful. We see the need for more case studies to help enterprises
understand best practices and business cases for container adoption. Additionally,
there needs to be a greater focus on "full stack" validated reference designs
so that customers can get end-to-end container solutions without as much of a
"do it yourself" (DIY) look and feel.
VMblog: What do you hope to come away with from
exhibiting at this year's DockerCon?
Hedvig: Check out all the innovations taking
place at the show, attend some sessions and meet with potential customers who
are looking for a storage for stateful containers.
VMblog: As an alumni member, do you have any tips for first time attendees
that you'd like to share?
Hedvig: There's a great mobile app! Plan
your days using the agenda planner, make a list of the vendors and partners you
want to see and prioritize that list. Take advantage of the sessions and labs
and wear comfortable shoes.
VMblog: Finally, attendees always enjoy a good trade show tchotchke. Are you
guys giving away anything special or interesting this year?
Hedvig: Indeed, we are giving away the new Echo Dot daily for those
who stop by our booth and watch a demo. We'll also have our Dummies book and
other fun giveaways for anyone that visits.
Make sure to get Hedvig on your must see list and make sure to swing by their booth to learn more.
And don't to watch their demo and take home a new Echo Dot. Also, grab one of those Dummies books. Always filled with great information and easily digestible content.