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How to improve business agility with container-native storage


Container-native design patterns and deployment methods are rapidly becoming an effective standard for agile, continuous IT service delivery in the enterprise. However, adoption of cloud-native, containerized applications at scale has been hindered by the complexities and limitations associated with legacy storage and data management solutions.

Modern container-based IT services may be limited by inadequate storage. Container runtime systems weren’t designed to handle stateful business class applications; hence their data needs didn’t require coherency, integrity, and stability. Since containerization supports enterprise-grade, mission-critical applications, persistent, stateful data management is vital.

IBM Storage Fusion

IBM Storage Fusion is engineered to be the industry’s most agile, secure, resilient, and highest-performant data service foundation for your container-based application workloads. It brings enterprise-grade functionality and added quality of service to any Red Hat OCP-based hybrid multi-cloud environment. Intelligent data protection, rapid recoverability, and security and resilience – all deployed as container-native, easily consumable Kubernetes operators and custom resources.

The IBM Software or HCI solutions addresses latency and replication limits created by traditional storage integration by allowing the most recent, or proximate data to go to the application as needed, without needing data migration or replication. This reduces or eliminates egress costs, inadequate data replication stages, and unexpected performance difficulties.

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