Elastifile Enables Automated Kubernetes Storage Provisioning via Elastifile Storage Provisioner on Google Cloud PlatformJuly 20, 2018
Elastifile, a pioneer of enterprise-grade, scalable file storage for the public cloud, today announced it is introducing a commercial Kubernetes application to all users of the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace (GCP Marketplace). The new offering will provide customers with automated provisioning of shared file storage, thus enabling the containerization of stateful workflows, with no application refactoring required. For the first time ever, commercial Kubernetes applications are available to deploy with one click to Google Kubernetes Engine with a usage-based pricing model. Commercial Kubernetes applications can be deployed on-premise or even on other public clouds through the GCP Marketplace.
GCP Marketplace is based on a multi-cloud and hybrid-first philosophy, focused on giving Google Cloud partners and enterprise customers flexibility without lock-in. It also helps customers innovate by easily adopting new technologies from ISV partners, such as commercial Kubernetes applications, and allows companies to oversee the full lifecycle of a solution, from discovery through management.
The Elastifile Storage Provisioner delivers enterprise-grade, scalable file storage to any application managed by Kubernetes. Moreover, with persistent storage provisioned on-demand by Elastifile, containerized workflows can now efficiently create, access, and manage data in Google Cloud without manual intervention, thus saving time and reducing IT complexity.
"Organizations are increasingly leveraging Kubernetes to manage critical workflows on public cloud infrastructure," said Erwan Menard, CEO of Elastifile. "With the introduction of the Elastifile Storage Provisioner, we are simplifying the deployment and management of scalable file storage, thereby enabling those workflows to seamlessly support mainstream use cases and stateful applications."
"To remain competitive and deliver on user demands, organizations adopting cloud need ready access to trusted, tested and portable applications that can run across their entire infrastructure. At Google Cloud we strive to make it as easy as possible for customers of all sizes to deploy, purchase and manage leading solutions in the cloud," said Jennifer Lin, Director of Product Management Google Cloud. "The availability of commercial Kubernetes applications from providers like Elastifile is a critical part of extending enterprise investments and can simplify adoption of container-based infrastructure no matter what environment they operate in, either on-premise or in the public cloud."
Visitors to Google Cloud Next ‘18, from July 24-26 in San Francisco, can learn more about Elastifile and its data management solutions for Kubernetes by attending either of the following breakout sessions:
- How to Implement Scalable, Enterprise-grade POSIX File Services on GCP
- Implementing Scalable Storage for Kubernetes on GCP: Container Mobility Requires Data Mobility
- Machine Learning on Open Hybrid Clouds with Kubeflow