Want to implement a distributed file system for microservices? CephFS’ efficient file metadata server allows workloads to scale without a hit to I/O, with obstacles to performance reduced even further by HyperDrive’s task-specific engineering. By ensuring every single hardware component works to its full potential, unhindered by any other component in the same wire speed chain, we remove the I/O bottlenecks that plague generic hardware.
Backup with immutability
Kubernetes offers built-in redundancy, but this alone won’t tick the boxes for your organisation’s backup, data recovery and archiving policies.
HyperDrive’s support for data immutability (also known as S3 Object lock) provides WORM (write once, ready many) capability, by “locking” a known data set from change – ideal for resilience against ransomware attacks.
Multi-protocol storage for your microservices environment
Protocols available include S3 and Swift compatible RESTful HTTP API, iSCSI, SMB, and NFS.
Since NFS does not have load balancing and redundancy built into the protocol, this is implemented via HyperDrive by using a floating IP address that is shared between service nodes.
You can also create your own interface for accessing Ceph block, object and file storage using Ceph’s native protocols with LIBRADOS.
Integration with SUSE Rancher
SUSE Rancher provides a centralised management interface for your Kubernetes clusters, addressing the issue of deploying containerised, consistent and easily-tailored solutions across multiple environments.
To help you easily get started with container management on your HyperDrive Ceph clusters, we’ve released a SoftIron HyperDrive app on the Rancher marketplace. With this combination, you can streamline your administration activities to manage users, projects and clusters consistently.