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Elastifile Simplifies Persistent Storage for Kubernetes With Release of CSI Driver

Elastifile, the pioneer of enterprise-grade, scalable file storage for the public cloud, announced support for dynamic provisioning of container volumes via a new software driver compliant with the Container Storage Interface (CSI) specification. The availability of this new driver delivers seamless, standardized integration between Elastifile Cloud File System and popular container orchestration platforms, such as Kubernetes.

With container technologies widely recognized as the cloud-era standard for workload scaling and application mobility, organizations are increasingly seeking to support container-based workflows. In particular, the desire to containerize a diverse spectrum of enterprise applications has highlighted the need for reliable, container-friendly, persistent storage. However, to effectively complement today's cloud-centric container orchestration platforms, persistent storage solutions must blend reliability and scalability with a simple, cloud-native user experience. The introduction of Elastifile's CSI driver addresses these needs by augmenting containerized workflows with highly-available, scalable NFS file storage delivered via Elastifile Cloud File System...and with no complex, manual storage provisioning required.

"Enterprises have embraced containers as a common foundation for workflows in the public cloud and spanning hybrid clouds," said Dr. Allon Cohen, Vice President of Business Development and Cloud Solutions at Elastifile. "Now, with data persistence emerging as a crucial enabler for expanded usage, Elastifile's CSI driver is supporting widespread adoption by simplifying the integration of reliable, scalable file storage."

Elastifile's CSI driver further complements Elastifile's robust portfolio of cloud-native data management technologies, including Elastifile Cloud File System and ClearTier automated object tiering. The new driver is natively compatible with all CSI-enabled orchestration platforms and can be deployed in minutes with no storage expertise required.

Elastifile is generally available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), and bare metal on-premises environments, with Microsoft Azure availability coming soon.

To try Elastifile as a fully-managed storage service on Google Cloud, sign up for early access at: https://www.elastifile.com/early-access-gcp

Published Monday, February 11, 2019 3:34 PM by David Marshall
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