LONDON, July 14, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – StorageOS, a leader in cloud native storage management, today announced that the company has provided Civo with persistent cloud native storage volumes to support its managed Kubernetes services. Civo considered several storage vendors, including OpenEBS, Portworx, and Rook. But StorageOS was ultimately selected because it met several essential MSP requirements: performance, data security, competitive pricing, and 24-hour support.
Using K3, Civo customers can launch a Kubernetes cluster in around 90 seconds, compared to 20-30 minutes and a substantial effort required with most services. When a Civo customer launches a K3s cluster, the platform spins a series of virtual machine disks with native cloud storage provided by StorageOS.
MSPs like Civo require rapid deployment of storage resources to meet customer SLAs. Rapid access to cloud native storage enables them to provide environments that can be safely deployed and destroyed at high speed and at scale. Without the ability to scale storage on demand, deployment times can increase, clusters can fail, and client applications can be affected.
“When we talk about performance and data security, we are talking about the strong replication, high availability and failover that StorageOS brings to the table,” confirms Andy jeffries, CTO and co-founder of Civo. “StorageOS also demonstrated that their team understands the unique way cloud and managed service providers consume storage in terms of the large number of volumes that are created and deleted on a regular basis – and the associated elasticity that is required to make this happen. . “
Before working with StorageOS, if any of Civo’s customers needed a database or uploaded file storage, Civo had to manually create an instance and use it as primary storage. With StorageOS, this is a native component of the deployment and as such occurs automatically. StorageOS also allows Civo to perform maintenance and progressive upgrades of its Kubernetes clusters, thanks to its replication capability and transparency when moving volumes between nodes.
“Civo offers the kind of offering that tests the limits of IT infrastructure and container-based applications. The business is always reaching system limits and bottlenecks, such as distributed key value stores. We are always keen to work with them and push those boundaries. Our team monitors how close they are to limits and, before they are reached, offers advice on how to expand the capacity so that it does not become a bottleneck, ”explains Alex Chircop, founder and CEO of StorageOS.
Civo has written its own storage driver, which also uses StorageOS. This allows customers to create their own persistent storage volumes. Andy jeffries provides a few more details: “Using StorageOS in this way has allowed us to lower the price of our Kubernetes clusters, providing customers with smaller static disks on the instances while giving them the flexibility to add any what volume size. This means customers are now paying for what they use rather than for resources they don’t need. To this end, you can purchase a 1 GB StorageOS volume attached to one of our Kubernetes clusters for as little as $ 0.10 per month.”
Civo’s target markets include small to medium-sized development teams who need quick access to Kubernetes for experimentation and testing, demonstrations, learning and training environments, and integration or continuous delivery (CI / CD). The company also supports individual developers who work for – or represent – larger companies, including Oracle, Walmart, Verizon, Microsoft, and NetApp.
“As a self-funded start-up, our biggest challenge has always been to manage the entire platform – including the storage component – with a relatively small team. While it is true that we have grown up in Over the past 18 months we are still a lean operation so we have to rely heavily on product automation and supplier support to ensure we continue to deliver to our customers. StorageOS continues to support us and weighs more than heavy As such, we now consider the company to be a key technical partner and an essential catalyst for our future growth and evolution ”, concludes Andy jeffries.
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StorageOS is the software-defined, cloud-native storage platform for running containerized production applications in the cloud, on-premises, and in hybrid / multi-cloud environments. By powering Kubernetes persistent storage, businesses can run any stateful service and application on any infrastructure. StorageOS adapts to application demand, delivering industry-leading performance, high availability, and data security. For more information, please visit https://storageos.com/.
Civo provides one of the fastest to deploy managed Kubernetes services in the world. Using K3s, Civo customers can launch a Kubernetes cluster in around 90 seconds, compared to 20-30 minutes and substantial effort required with most services. Originally founded in Hertfordshire in the UK, Civo now has a worldwide team with employees in UK, America, India, and Malaysia. The company’s target markets include small to mid-size development teams who need quick access to Kubernetes for experimentation and testing, demonstrations, learning and training environments, and integration or continuous delivery (CI / CD). For more information, please visit https://www.civo.com/
Emilie Gallagher, StorageOS, +15125719020, [email protected]