Mesosphere Enters into Reseller Agreement with Portworx to Enable Customer Deployments of Containers and Fast Data Services at Scale
For more than five years, DC/OS has enabled some of the largest, most sophisticated enterprises in the world to achieve unparalleled levels of efficiency, reliability, and scalability from their IT infrastructure. But now it is time to pass the torch to a new generation of technology: the D2iQ Kubernetes Platform (DKP). Why? Kubernetes has now achieved a level of capability that only DC/OS could formerly provide and is now evolving and improving far faster (as is true of its supporting ecosystem). That’s why we have chosen to sunset DC/OS, with an end-of-life date of October 31, 2021. With DKP, our customers get the same benefits provided by DC/OS and more, as well as access to the most impressive pace of innovation the technology world has ever seen. This was not an easy decision to make, but we are dedicated to enabling our customers to accelerate their digital transformations, so they can increase the velocity and responsiveness of their organizations to an ever-more challenging future. And the best way to do that right now is with DKP.
Today we are excited to announce that we have entered into a formal agreement with Portworx, the leading provider of cloud native storage for containerized applications, to resell PX-Enterprise. This agreement comes on the heels of the success of our previous collaboration to support joint customers running big data and fast data applications.
Running stateful applications, such as Apache Cassandra, ElasticSearch, Apache Kafka, Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop, in containers requires special care to ensure persistence, high availability (HA), and security in a completely automated way that works for any service or infrastructure. By combining DC/OS and Portworx PX-Enterprise, customers are able to deploy and run data-intensive applications in a fully automated, DevOps friendly manner.
This relationship is an ideal fit for Mesosphere and DC/OS as we are the leading platform for implementing containers and fast data services at scale and Portworx PX-Enterprise is the leading cloud native storage offering in the market for container-based applications. Many of our joint customers, including GE Digital, Verizon, NIO, athenahealth, and Beco, Inc. have already achieved demonstrable value by combining the flexibility of DC/OS with the PX-Enterprise persistent container storage platform.
With this agreement, Mesosphere is providing its customers with a best-in-class solution for running scalable, high-performance, data-rich applications in production. PX-Enterprise supports both Marathon and Kubernetes container orchestrators, allowing Mesosphere customers the choice to manage their mission-critical stateful applications using either technology via DC/OS.
This reseller agreement formalizes the relationship between the two companies and will lead to future implementations of our technology to make it easier for customers to build, test, and deploy robust container-based and fast data applications.
With the focus on hybrid, edge and multi-cloud deployments in the 1.11 release of DC/OS, Portworx is a particularly good solution for DC/OS customers. Using Portworx with Mesosphere DC/OS running Marathon or Kubernetes, customers can have true portability of applications between environments. For instance, with Mesosphere and Portworx:
- Stateful applications like Cassandra, Kafka, ElasticSearch, HDFS and more can be deployed across fault-domains, ensuring that if a server, rack, datacenter or even region is down, an application can keep running or be rescheduled to another host with an up-to-date copy of the data available.
- Big data, fast data, and machine learning workloads like TensorFlow can be burst to the cloud using the Portworx CloudSnap feature which moves data between environments so that DC/OS can schedule compute jobs on demand.
- DC/OS Kubernetes-as-a-service users can take advantage of Portworx's forced hyperconvergence of compute with data to ensure that their mission-critical, performance sensitive data services always run with fast local storage, even when being rescheduled due to a server or network failure.