New Release: The Gorilla Guide To…® Modern Object Storage for Cloud-Native Applications, Express Edition!
Large enterprises are hoarders: they find everything useful, including any and all data on clients, vendors, and their own activities. The reason is that all this information can be leveraged for business advantage—analytics can turn up new insights even on historical data, and modern machine learning strengthens the hunger for data.
This creates an urgent need for a place to put all that data. And object storage, made famous by Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), is very attractive for data sets that grow quickly and get huge. Object storage is more compact—and therefore cheaper for the amount of data stored—than traditional files or block storage. Object storage can also scale more easily.
This is strongly relevant to the exploding cloud model of of computing. Applications are rapidly moving to containers and microservices, so storage should follow. Putting storage into containers gives it access to the same benefits familiar in cloud-native applications, such as the ability to move data to different nodes for replication or performance, and the ability to scale a service to meet demand.
The Gorilla Guide To…® Modern Object Storage for Cloud-Native Applications, Express Edition, delves into modern cloud-based environments to show how object storage fits in, and the challenges it faces. Cloud-based environments are highly volatile—in fact, one of a containers’ defining characteristics is its short lifespan. They’re constantly being created and destroyed, so getting persistent storage into those environments to support stateful applications is quite a trick.
This Guide also shows how the Container Storage Interface (CSI) and Container Object Storage Interface (COSI) standards provide storage to Kubernetes, as well as how Scality ARTESCA solutions, offered by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, make working with object storage in the cloud a breeze.
Inside the Guide
Gorilla Guides make learning and discovery approachable and easy, taking the guesswork out of navigating complicated IT technologies. Written by an industry expert, and brought to you by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, this resource is packed full of trusted information about object storage for containers!
Download the book and learn all about:
- The Technologies, Systems, and Practices Behind Cloud-Native Applications
- The Challenges of Providing Storage Within Kubernetes
- Why Object Storage Plays Well with Microservices and Containers
- Contributions of Object Storage to DevOps
Table of Contents
Introduction: The New Business Imperatives
Chapter 1: Cloud-Native Applications: Building on
- Containers and Microservices
- Cloud-Native Architectures and Technologies
- Stateless vs. Stateful Applications
- Making Stateful Applications Work
- Kubernetes Storage Initiatives: CSI and COSI
- Storage for Containers vs. Storage in Containers
Chapter 2: Storage Challenges for Containerized Apps
- Persistent Storage for Stateful Apps
- On-Demand, Dynamic Provisioning
- Automation for DevOps
Chapter 3: Why Object Storage Is the Best Choice for Cloud-Native Development
- Object Storage Benefits
- The Scality Solution
About the Authors
Dan Sullivan is a software architect and engineer specializing in cloud architecture and analytics. He is the author of six books and hundreds of articles and white papers spanning a wide range of IT topics including cloud, monitoring, security, data architecture, and machine learning.
Ed Tittel is a 30-plus year veteran of the IT industry who writes regularly about cloud computing, networking, security, and Windows topics. Perhaps best known as the creator of the Exam Cram series of certification prep books in the late 1990s, Ed writes and blogs regularly for GoCertify.com, TechTarget, ComputerWorld, and other sites. For more information about Ed, including a resume and list of publications, please visit https://www.edtittel.com/ EdTittel.com.
Scality® storage propels companies to unify data management, no matter where data lives—from edge to core to cloud. Their market-leading file and object storage software protects data on-premises and in hybrid and multi-cloud environments. With RING and ARTESCA, Scality’s approach to managing data across the enterprise accelerates business insight for sound decision-making and maximum return on investment. To compete in a data-driven economy, IT leaders and application developers trust Scality to build sustainable, adaptable solutions. Scality is recognized as a leader by Gartner and IDC. Follow them at @scality and LinkedIn. Visit www.scality.com, or subscribe to their company blog.
About Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud platform-as-a-service company that helps organizations accelerate outcomes by unlocking value from all of their data, everywhere. Built on decades of reimagining the future and innovating to advance the way people live and work, HPE delivers unique, open, and intelligent technology solutions, with a consistent experience across all clouds and edges, to help customers develop new business models, engage in new ways, and increase operational performance. For more information, visit: www.hpe.com.
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