Docker Storage Solution

Persistent shared storage for Docker storage containers –
NFS, CIFS/SMB, iSCSI

docker storage

For DevOps striving for continuous delivery of applications, SoftNAS provides simple, on-demand persistent shared storage for Docker storage containers.

What is SoftNAS?

SoftNAS is a software-defined NAS filer, delivered as a virtual storage appliance that provides enterprise-class NAS data protection capabilities, including high-availability (HA), scheduled snapshots, and SnapClones™ for regression testing of production data. SoftNAS runs in the AWS, Microsoft Azure and CenturyLink Cloud public clouds, as well as in your own datacenter on VMware vSphere.

Benefits

While Docker is a great tool that simplifies application development, on its own, Docker has some limitations when it comes to its ephemeral storage:

  • If data is not stored in a volume, the data disappears when you delete the Docker container
  • Docker cannot natively share volumes across multiple Docker hosts

With SoftNAS and Docker, you can:

  • Share persistent storage between Docker containers and hosts
  • Share snapshots of your data to S3 or elsewhere for use even after your Docker container has exited

Additionally, SoftNAS is founded on easy set-up wizards and an intuitive user interface, making it a good choice for lean application developer teams who are unfamiliar with traditional storage architecture and configuration.

Use Cases

Dev/Test Environments

SoftNAS makes it easy to spin instances up or down to create test platforms for agile application development. Use SoftNAS SnapReplicate™ to take minutes-old snapshots of production data for real-world testing. Only pay for storage that you use.

Innovation Projects for Non-Storage Admins

Creating a new way to do business and need a way to get your initiatives off the ground without dealing with internal IT politics? Use SoftNAS to cut through the red tape. SoftNAS is designed for use by IT Generalists–no prior storage training necessary.

Resources

Docker storage whitepaper
Docker storage aws
Docker storage aws slides

White Paper: Implementing SoftNAS with Docker (PDF)

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How to Build Docker Persistent Storage on AWS (video)

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How to Build Docker Persistent Storage on AWS (slides)

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