Stateful data management and storage are set to remain ever-present in IT infrastructures for the foreseeable future. But as containers and Kubernetes take hold, storage management for stateless and multiplatform environments is set to change. This holds true whether your organization employs hundreds of developers spread around the world who regularly spin up stateless containers or if your organization has data spread among multicloud and on-premises legacy environments. In any case, all of this data must be stored somewhere in a stateful form.
At the end of day, all that “state” really means is that “data outlasts containers,” Murli Thirumale, CEO and co-founder of Portworx, said. However, in this era of stateless data, a new kind of storage has emerged.
In this edition of The New Stack Makers podcast, recorded during TC Sessions: Enterprise in September in San Francisco, Thirumale described this new era of storage management and Portworx's role in this context as a provider of stateful storage for containers and multiplatform environments.