Abstract

This ESG Lab Report highlights the recent testing of container-based ROBIN Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform . Using a combination of guided demos and audited performance results, ESG Lab validated the ease of use, performance, scalability, and efficiency of Robin Systems’ container-based architecture. The Challenges Containers optimize application deployment by bundling all of the application’s required components into a single package, including supporting libraries and configuration files. Containers only require a supported Linux kernel to operate, making it easy to move them between environments, e.g., between hosts, from dev to test, or from test to production. Organizations are discovering that existing data center infrastructure is not capable of dealing with

This ESG Lab Report highlights the recent testing of container-based ROBIN Hyper-Converged Kubernetes Platform. Using a combination of guided demos and audited performance results, ESG Lab validated the ease of use, performance, scalability, and efficiency of Robin Systems’ container-based architecture. The Challenges Containers optimize application deployment by bundling all of the application’s required components into a single package, including supporting libraries and configuration files. Containers only require a supported Linux kernel to operate, making it easy to move them between environments, e.g., between hosts, from dev to test, or from test to production. Organizations are discovering that existing data center infrastructure is not capable of dealing with a large number of containerized applications since a single modern microservices-based web application can easily span hundreds or more containers. Organizations run many applications and often find their systems administration teams overwhelmed attempting to match resources with containers. Containers improve server utilization by allowing multiple applications to run on the same server. But since all applications share the same storage, storage performance can be erratic, which impacts overall application performance. To combat this, some organizations deploy critical applications on siloed infrastructure to ensure good performance, which leads to overprovisioned hardware and poor resource utilization.

Plans for Deploying Container Management Framework Technology Source: Enterprise Strategy Group, 2017 As shown in Figure 1, recent ESG research indicates that 68% of organizations are testing or using containers today, and another 16% are planning to start using them soon.1 The benefits of containers—including easy, consistent application deployment and light overhead when compared with virtual machines and hypervisors—make them appealing for a variety of applications.

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