Developments in storage for container workloads exhibits IBM’s curiosity in using the Kubernetes wave

IBM introduced an enlargement of storage capabilities that left little doubt about its strategic strategy: It’s a containerized world, and IBM — by its integration with Crimson Hat’s OpenShift platform for Kubernetes — intends to be a significant a part of it.
“We’re launching various options for varied workloads and purposes constructed with a powerful container ingredient,” mentioned Eric Herzog (pictured, left), chief advertising officer and vice chairman of worldwide storage channels at IBM. “Containers are the wave. You don’t struggle the wave; you experience it. At IBM, we’re doing that.”
Herzog spoke with Jeff Frick, host of SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming video studio theCUBE. He was joined by Sam Werner (pictured, proper), vice chairman, providing supervisor and enterprise line government of storage at IBM, and so they mentioned new storage options from IBM for information safety, the necessity for backup and restoration in a multicloud world, and the way software-driven infrastructure shall be important in hybrid fashions. (* Disclosure under.)
Trendy information safety
Among the many a number of bulletins launched by IBM was the information that IBM Storage Suite for Cloud Paks can be tightly built-in with Crimson Hat OpenShift and CoreOS platforms. As well as, IBM Spectrum Defend Plus information safety software program can be supporting OpenShift with containers deployed utilizing IBM Cloud Operator.
“We’re taking that industry-leading information safety software program and integrating it into Crimson Hat container native storage, providing you with the flexibility to unravel one of many greatest challenges on this digital transformation which is backing up your information,” Werner defined. “This transfer towards fashionable information safety is all a few transfer in direction of doing information safety another way. It’s about leveraging snapshots, taking prompt copies of information which are utility conscious, permitting you to reuse and mount that information for various functions and shield your self from ransomware.”
Behind IBM’s information safety resolution is a key message: Backup and restoration are important in a multicloud world.
“We’re exhibiting that multicloud administration is essential after which leveraging that on this launch with a really robust ingredient of container centricity,” Herzog mentioned. “It’s good to have a look at what it could take to run the corporate if there was a fireplace and your information heart was destroyed. We will present catastrophe restoration and enterprise continuity to totally different cloud distributors, and we may give the potential of replicating and defending a cluster to a cloud configuration.”
Along with leveraging cloud for information safety, IBM has additionally been targeted on assembly the wants of its prospects for hybrid deployments. The corporate and its prospects clearly view containers as a core ingredient on this strategy as nicely.
“They’re utilizing containers to modernize the infrastructure and full the digital transformation; they need to get right into a hybrid cloud surroundings,” Werner mentioned. “They’re attempting to determine how one can piece these totally different parts collectively, so that you want a software-driven storage infrastructure that provides you the pliability to deploy and automate in a typical method, each within the public cloud and on-premises. That’s what we’re engaged on at IBM and with our colleagues at Crimson Hat.”
Watch the entire video interview under, and you should definitely take a look at extra of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s CUBE Conversations. (* Disclosure: IBM sponsored this section of theCUBE. Neither IBM nor different sponsors have editorial management over content material on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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