Robin Storage – Advanced Data Management for Kubernetes | Solution Brief

Robin Storage - Advanced Data Management for Kubernetes

The Need For Data Management

Stateful applications such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Elastic Stack, Kafka, and MariaDB
require advanced data management capabilities in order to:

  • Release products on schedule: Automated lifecycle management for app+data (not just the
    storage) is required to save valuable time at each stage of the lifecycle. Multiple teams (Dev/
    Test/Ops) need a mechanism to collaborate without procedural delays.
  • Recover from system failures: App+data protection capabilities such as point-in-time
    snapshots, backup, and restore are required to recover from system failures and user errors.
  • Avoid infrastructure lock-in: The ability to migrate from on-prem to cloud and vice versa, and
    among the public clouds is needed to avoid infrastructure lock-in.
  • Deliver predictable performance: To guarantee QoS and to ensure high priority applications
    do not miss SLAs, you need the ability to set IOPS limits per app.
  • Eliminate security vulnerabilities: Enterprise-grade security is required with authentication and
    encryption to ensure your data is safe.

Robin Storage – Advanced Data Management for
Kubernetes

Robin Storage is a purpose-built container-native storage solution that brings advanced data management capabilities to Kubernetes. It provides automated provisioning, point-in-time snapshots, backup and recovery, application cloning, QoS guarantee, and multi-cloud migration for stateful applications on Kubernetes.

Robin Storage for Kubernetes – GKE and OpenShift

  • Get high performance enterprise-grade storage trusted and validated by Google
  • Quickly and easily deploy enterprise workloads on any Kubernetes distribution
  • Protect app+data with replication, snapshots, backup & recovery, and enterprise-grade security
  • Bring automated management of app+data (not just storage) to kubectl, Helm, and Operators
  • Guarantee QoS for high priority applications by setting IOPS limits per application
  • Collaborate and share across geos and teams by cloning app+data in minutes »Easily move app+data, between on-prem and cloud(s)

Learn more – Advanced Data Management for Kubernetes

Robin Storage: Advanced Data Management for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) | Solution Brief

Robin Storage: Advanced Data Management for Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)

The Need For Data Management

Stateful applications such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Elastic Stack, Kafka, and MariaDB
require advanced data management capabilities in order to:

  • Release products on schedule: Automated lifecycle management for app+data (not just the
    storage) is required to save valuable time at each stage of the lifecycle. Multiple teams (Dev/
    Test/Ops) need a mechanism to collaborate without procedural delays.
  • Recover from system failures: App+data protection capabilities such as point-in-time
    snapshots, backup, and restore are required to recover from system failures and user errors.
  • Avoid infrastructure lock-in: The ability to migrate from on-prem to cloud and vice versa, and
    among the public clouds is needed to avoid infrastructure lock-in.
  • Deliver predictable performance: To guarantee QoS and to ensure high priority applications
    do not miss SLAs, you need the ability to set IOPS limits per app.
  • Eliminate security vulnerabilities: Enterprise-grade security is required with authentication and
    encryption to ensure your data is safe.

Robin Storage – Advanced Data Management for
Kubernetes

Robin Storage is a purpose-built container-native storage solution that brings advanced data management capabilities to Kubernetes. It provides automated provisioning, point-in-time snapshots, backup and recovery, application cloning, QoS guarantee, and multi-cloud migration for stateful applications on Kubernetes.

Robin Storage for Kubernetes – GKE

  • Get high-performance enterprise-grade storage trusted and validated by Google
  • Quickly and easily deploy enterprise workloads on any Kubernetes distribution
  • Protect app+data with replication, snapshots, backup & recovery, and enterprise-grade security
  • Bring automated management of app+data (not just storage) to kubectl, Helm, and Operators
  • Guarantee QoS for high priority applications by setting IOPS limits per application
  • Collaborate and share across geos and teams by cloning app+data in minutes »Easily move app+data, between on-prem and cloud(s)

Learn more – Advanced Data Management for Kubernetes

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Robin Storage Datasheet

Robin Storage

Protect app+data with replication, snapshots, backup & recovery, and enterprise-grade security and get Hybrid & Multi-cloud portability with Robin Storage today!

As part of digital transformation initiatives, organizations across the globe are increasingly adopting containers and Kubernetes has emerged as the leading orchestration platform.

However, running mission-critical enterprise workloads that are Stateful on Kubernetes is still complex and challenging. Stateful applications such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Elastic Stack, Kafka, and MariaDB require advanced data management capabilities in order to Recover from system failures, collaborate effectively across DevOps teams, and deliver hybrid and multi-cloud flexibility.

Introducing Robin Storage, the cloud-native storage with advanced data management that enables Stateful workloads on Kubernetes.

Born out of the partnership between Google and Robin.io that entails

  • Engineering to engineering collaboration to design standardized APIs for running data-centric workloads in Google Kubernetes Engine.
  • And Robin Storage, as the preferred storage for enterprise workloads in GKE.

Robin Storage is a CSI-compliant block storage solution with bare-metal performance and powerful data management capabilities which are exposed through standard APIs that seamlessly integrates with Kubernetes-native toolings such as Kubectl, Helm Charts and Operator framework.

It provides automated provisioning, point-in-time snapshots, backup and recovery, Enterprise-grade data security, application cloning, QoS guarantee, and multi-cloud migration for stateful applications on Kubernetes.

Robin Storage enables powerful hybrid cloud use cases such as cloning a snapshot and rehydrating in multiple Google Cloud Platform availability zones. Robin Storage also offers flexibility to leverage existing investments in storage infrastructure like DAS/NAS/SAN from leading vendors and also offers a single plane for advanced data management capabilities across hybrid cloud implementations.

Protect app+data with replication, snapshots, backup & recovery, and enterprise-grade security and get Hybrid & Multi-cloud portability with Robin Storage today!

Advanced Data Management for Kubernetes – Powered by Robin Storage

Advanced Data Management for Kubernetes - Powered by Robin Storage

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The Need for Data Management on Kubernetes

Kubernetes is gaining rapid adoption and enterprise customers are demanding the ability to run broader sets of workloads including stateful applications. Running stateful applications such as PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, Elastic Stack, Kafka, and MariaDB require advanced data management capabilities in order to:

  • Release new products and features faster: Automated lifecycle management for app+data (not just the storage) is required to save valuable time at each stage of the lifecycle.
  • Collaborate quickly across teams: Multiple teams (Dev/Test/Ops) need a mechanism to collaborate without procedural delays. CI/CD pipelines solve a part of the problem with automating the collaboration for code changes, but data is usually left out.
  • Recover from system failures and user errors: App+data protection capabilities such as point-in-time snapshots, backup, and restore are required to recover from system failures and user errors.
  • Avoid infrastructure lock-in: The ability to migrate from on-prem to cloud and vice versa, and among the public clouds is needed to avoid infrastructure lock-in.
  • Deliver predictable performance: To guarantee QoS and to ensure high priority applications do not miss SLAs, you need the ability to set IOPS limits per app.
  • Eliminate security vulnerabilities: Enterprise-grade security is required with authentication and encryption to ensure your data is safe.

Defining and Managing An Application

Kubernetes provides many useful constructs such as Pods, Controllers, PersistentVolumes etc. to help you manage your applications. However, there is no construct for an “Application”, i.e. a single entity that consists of all the resources that form an application. Users have to manually map the resources to an application and manage each resource individually for any lifecycle operation. The lack of a proper Application construct in Kubernetes poses a problem when it comes to performing operations that encompass a group of resources.

Frameworks such as Helm and Operators try to solve this problem by packaging resources together, but they do not solve it beyond the initial deployment. For example, how would one snapshot, clone or backup an entire helm release that spans PersistVolumeClaims, Secrets, ConfigMaps, StatefulSet, Pods, Services etc? Or how about snapshotting a web-tier, app-tier and database-tier each deployed separately using 3 different kubectl manifest files?

  • The Need for Data Management on Kubernetes
  • Defining and Managing An Application
  • Robin Storage: Manage App+Data as a Single Entity
  • Registering Helm Releases as Applications
  • App+Data Time-Travel with Snapshots
  • DevOps Collaboration using App+Data Clones
  • Backup & Restore App+Data to Recover from System Failures
  • App+Data Portability across Clouds

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