Containers will oust VMs and storage arrays, says Red Hat

October 25, 2017 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from ComputerWeekly.  Author: Antony Adshead

Red Hat launches storage delivered via containers and predicts a future in which costly and inflexible storage hardware and pricey hypervisors will be a thing of the past

The traditional storage array will become a thing of the past – and so will the virtual machine and hypervisor. Costly and cumbersome and lacking the flexibility to support the unpredictable and “bursty” requirement of applications in the cloud era, they will be replaced by containers.

 

That is the view of Red Hat, which earlier this month launched Container-Native Storage 3.6 for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6, its distribution of the Kubernetes container orchestration software.

In Openshift Container Platform, customers can deploy applications via container, rapidly scaling instances according to workload requirements.

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