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ClusterHQ Announces New Dell Integration to Deliver Additional Storage Options for Docker
ClusterHQ, The Container Data People, today announced an integration between ClusterHQ's Flocker container data management software and Dell Storage Center array software for Dell Storage SC Series. With the addition of support for Dell Storage, Flocker is quickly becoming the industry standard for data management in containerized environments. With Flocker, Dell SC Series customers can easily use popular container management tools such as Docker Swarm, Kubernetes and Mesosphere to achieve portable and persistent shared storage for cloud-native applications.  

"ClusterHQ has established itself as the company to collaborate with if you want to connect enterprise-grade storage solutions with Docker," said Travis Vigil, executive director, Dell Storage. "We're always looking for new avenues of integration that offer improved flexibility and capabilities for our customers-many of which are being driven by cloud-native applications-which we can now offer with the Dell Storage Center driver for Flocker."

Dell is making it possible for developers and operations teams to leverage existing storage backends to create portable container-level storage for Docker. ClusterHQ's Flocker makes it simple and practical for entire applications, including their data, to be containerized and moved as a single unit between development, staging and production. Dell customers can use a combination of Docker and Flocker to more easily adopt container-based infrastructure for an entire application, even its critical databases, in production environments for more streamlined access to the entire Docker ecosystem.

"Containers are excellent building blocks for modern microservices-based applications, but up until recently, maintaining and storing data has been a big challenge," said Mark Davis, CEO, ClusterHQ. "It's great to have support for Flocker from Dell and several other big players in the storage industry, which is helping drive the possibility of containers becoming mainstream for enterprise production use cases."

A complete list of supported storage backends can be found at:

To learn more about building a storage plugin for Flocker, visit:

To download the Dell Flocker driver, visit:

Published Thursday, November 12, 2015 9:56 AM by David Marshall
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