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DataCore Launches Enterprise-Grade Container-Native Storage Software for Superior Performance and Scalability

DataCore Bolt dynamically provisions fast, persistent storage for Kubernetes environments using NVMe-oF in the cloud and on-premises; apply the innovations of the OpenEBS open source project to latency-sensitive containerized workloads

Fort Lauderdale, FL and Valencia, SPAIN, May 17, 2022 – DataCore Software, the largest independent vendor of software-defined storage solutions, today announced DataCore Bolt, enterprise-grade container-native storage software for DevOps. Stateful applications running on Kubernetes clusters in the cloud and on-premises benefit from Bolt’s dynamic provisioning of high-performance persistent storage. Bolt’s containerized microservices stack leverages the low latency and high IOP characteristics of NVMe-oF/TCP, and the built-in orchestration and resiliency of Kubernetes at scale. DataCore made the announcement at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe in Valencia, Spain, where Bolt is showing through May 20.

“Early on, we recognized that containers were going to be a once-in-a-generation transformation, where data storage has a singular impact on the deployment and responsiveness of microservices-based applications. This is a market where modern storage technologies such as NVMe over Fabrics and platform-independent data services are in high demand,” said Dave Zabrowski, CEO of DataCore Software. “With DataCore Bolt, we are proud to continue the legacy of innovation started by MayaData by delivering high-performance, scalable, flexible, and reliable enterprise software that enables organizations to leap into the containerized world and respond quickly to change.”

Bolt is the company’s first commercially licensed Kubernetes storage product based on its acquisition of MayaData, the original developer of OpenEBS. Traditional storage infrastructures, on their own, do not meet the persistence and data portability needs of today’s modern stateful workloads. In DevOps uses, their reliance on repetitive manual tasks slows continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, diminishing the benefits that containerization can bring.

Bolt is a purpose-built storage solution for Kubernetes that makes it easy to deploy and release production-ready software while enabling the agility required in a large-scale DevOps environment. Leveraging the benefits of NVMe hardware and the NVMe-oF/TCP protocol, Bolt supports a composable and disaggregated storage architecture eliminating the overhead and slowness experienced with other storage products.

“The rise of Kubernetes has put more emphasis on storage built from the ground up for widely distributed containerized deployments,” said Dave Raffo, principal analyst, HCI, cloud storage and container storage at Evaluator Group. “Container-native storage players, including DataCore, bring essential enterprise capabilities to DevOps and IT Ops teams looking to deploy stateful workloads that require faster performance and hands-free automation.”

Whether in the cloud or on-premises, Bolt eliminates storage delays and accelerates code progress to ensure seamless application delivery through the DevOps pipeline, enabling teams to meet their deployment goals. Bolt also enables DevOps to: