Boosting Productivity with Containerized Applications and Kubernetes: A Look at SUSE Rancher and Dell Technologies’ PowerFlex and PowerProtect Data Manager
Containers have quickly become a valuable tool for development teams looking to boost their productivity and speed up the delivery of new applications. By using containers, teams can quickly and easily provision isolated environments for their applications, allowing them to focus on development without worrying about the underlying infrastructure.
One of the most popular platforms for managing and orchestrating containerized applications is Kubernetes. Kubernetes is an open-source platform that provides a range of capabilities, including auto scaling, security, and management of containerized applications. However, to run containerized applications within a Kubernetes cluster, a persistent and stable data store is required that can survive the lifetime of a pod or node.
SUSE Rancher is a Kubernetes management platform that simplifies the process of installing and operating a Kubernetes cluster, whether it is on-premises, in the cloud, or at the edge. This gives DevOps teams the freedom to build and run containerized applications anywhere.
Dell Technologies’ PowerFlex family of products offers key value propositions for traditional and cloud-native workloads. It provides deployment flexibility, linear scalability, predictable high performance, and enterprise-grade resilience. In addition, Dell EMC PowerProtect Data Manager is a platform for protecting, managing, and recovering data in on-premises, virtualized, or cloud deployments. It provides centralized governance to help mitigate risk and ensure compliance with SLAs and SLOs through protection workflows.
Together, SUSE Rancher, PowerFlex, and PowerProtect Data Manager provide a comprehensive solution for deploying and managing containerized applications within a Kubernetes cluster. This solution allows development teams to quickly and easily provision isolated environments for their applications, and provides the necessary tools for protecting, managing, and recovering data in these environments.