Bridging The Edge Gap Benefits:
Save Time moving data from edge to datacenter and back
Increase productivity with instant access to edge data for further processing
Increase availability of edge clusters
Speed restore with 1-second RPO and instant access to golden images
Unified cloud-native data platform enables your Kubernetes Everywhere vision
Kubernetes is now the platform of choice for public, private, and hybrid cloud. Apps are free to run wherever required from core to edge. Use cases for stateful apps requiring persistent data at the Edge are surging.
ionir data agility breaks the bonds of data gravity, allowing instant movement of data to and from the edge, and assuring instant recovery to any previous point in time. Now data is as agile as applications – at the edge, core, or anywhere in between.
Edge locations often gather data in real-time from 5G or IoT devices. While used for local computing, this data also needs to be compiled, correlated, and analyzed centrally. Traditional data replication is slow and expensive, but ionir can easily move volumes of any size to and from the edge in under 40 seconds.
Conversely, in the event of an outage or corruption of an edge location, data can be instantly restored from a central location. With ionir, the edge becomes a simple logical extension of your enterprise cloud architecture.
Kubernetes Native Storage eliminates data gravity, allowing application data to move at the speed of applications. Our architecture separates the metadata from the data, which enables unique data management capabilities such as 1-second RPO, instant clones, and instant data mobility between clusters and clouds. Our microservices architecture provides a unified data platform that is elastic, scalable, and agile, which is critical for containerized deployments.
ionir’s storage data management platform is an ideal solution to deploy containerized Jenkins. Data agility, including the ability to move any size volume to any location in 40 seconds, and the ability to instantly restore 1-second RPOs significantly accelerates workflows that require data to be preserved and copied.
Build Automation Benefits:
Speed horizontal scaling by jumpstarting the worker node build process
Recover instantly from test errors or failed configuration changes
Save time and resources when operating across multiple Kubernetes clusters, multiple clouds, and hybrid deployments
Reduce costs for CI/CD by up to 50% compared to legacy storage solutions
Kubernetes is now the industry standard for container management and orchestration. Containers are a perfect match for CI/CD in both build and test environments, since they can be quickly initiated, versioned, and rapidly shutdown. It has become common to use Kubernetes with compatible Continuous Integration (CI) processes and tools. One of these tools is Jenkins.
Customers face numerous challenges distributing the load across multiple worker nodes in a Jenkins environment. In a standard Jenkins workflow, each worker node creates its own environment from scratch. This approach, which requires a full repository copy and a complete build, slows horizontal scaling and increases build / test time.
Also, if a worker node does not start from a clean state, tests are more likely to fail, further increasing overall test time.
When Jenkins spans multiple clouds, the above issues increase exponentially.
Running ionir as the Jenkins data platform allows more rapid and efficient scaling of CI/CD pipelines across multiple clouds and data centers. Rather than each node pulling resources and creating its own environment, ionior allows operators to instantly clone ‘golden images’ to jump start the build process and speed horizontal scaling. ionir’s persistent, resilient, and high-performance storage cuts run times for builds and tests in both monolithic and scaled Jenkins environments.
In environments with multiple worker nodes, and when operating across clouds, ionir’s instant point-in-time clones and rapid data movement simplify workflows, speed on-demand scaling, and increase testing reliability. Benefits include lower OPEX, up to a 50% reduction in CI/CD infrastructure, and faster time to delivery for applications.
ionir’s Kubernetes native storage platform is ideal for containerized Jenkins implementations. Data agility, including the ability to move any size volume to any location in 40 seconds, and the ability to instantly restore 1-second RPOs significantly accelerates workflows that require data to be preserved and copied.
Hybrid Cloud Scaling Benefits:
Increase Availability by eliminating the time-consuming leader election process on node failure
Minimize effort required for new members to come online by using volume clones
Reduce Cost by lowering cluster members required to maintain availability
Recover data quickly and simply with built-in 1-second RPO granularity
Enterprises are rapidly embracing a multi-cloud approach, distributing compute resources and data services across different geographic locations. Enabling databases to run on multiple clusters, while avoiding single points of failure, and cloud vendor lock in, is a priority.
ionir is a container-native storage platform for Kubernetes. ionir virtualizes physical storage in a Kubernetes cluster to create a virtual pool of highly scalable capacity to be consumed by database services like MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and Redis.
These databases require high-performance storage that is deployed with multiple copies to ensure persistence and high availability.
MongoDB, for instance, is usually deployed as a StatefulSet and uses persistent volumes for each database server pod. With this style of deployment, ionir offers faster recovery by allowing pods to restart on any node without data copy, saving significantly on infrastructure requirements, while ensuring all data is deduped across the cluster.
To scale MongoDB in hybrid cloud deployments, a new replica is added to the Replica Set configuration. A synchronization process then copies data to the new member before it can come online. The duration of this process depends on the amount of data being synchronized.
ionir jumpstarts the scaling process by providing the new member with a copy of data only seconds behind the master, so minimal synchronization is required before the member can be operational.
Primary and secondary members can exist on different K8s clusters, hosted on different clouds. With ionir, an up-to-date copy of the data is available across clouds in seconds, further speeding the scaling process.
The ionir platform is an ideal solution to deploy containerized databases. Data agility, including the ability to move any size volume to any location in 40 seconds, and the ability to instantly restore 1-second RPOs significantly accelerates workflows that require data to be preserved and copied.