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Welcome to the Diamanti blogging community, where Diamanti executives, employees, and non-
employees alike exchange views about new container requirements and best practices for using
Diamanti and standards-based technologies.

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The FlexVolume

Oct 24, 2015 / in Main Blog / by Chakri Nelluri

Containers are radically changing the way apps are built, shipped, deployed and integrated. Using containers, users can bring up an entire application stack in minutes and scale it horizontally or vertically to suit their needs. Frameworks like Kubernetes, Docker and Mesos have developed the right knobs to unleash the power of containers and solve the challenges associated with them. But the main focus of these frameworks to date has been on stateless apps. This focus is changing and there is tremendous effort in progress to extend the existing capabilities to stateful apps or so called data tier apps. But it is still early.

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Fast, predictable data tier for developers

Oct 20, 2015 / in Main Blog / by Gopal Sharma

As pointed out in my previous blog, table-stakes enterprise storage features such as replication, compression, and de-duplication are now provided for by the cloud native data tier. This is my first unlearning. Now, I’ll explore some of the asks from the data tier to the storage layer. The one which I want to cover in this post is providing fast and predictable I/O access. What does this mean?

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Unlearning decades of design principles for enterprise storage

Oct 17, 2015 / in Main Blog / by Gopal Sharma

Well, what else can I say; the title says it ALL! And for me, the process of un-learning still continues. Long-held assumptions about what storage capabilities are needed to support applications are increasingly less valid. “What happened?” you might ask. Unless one has been living under a rock, one can’t miss the fact that the world of enterprise infrastructure is under-going a tectonic shift before our own eyes. The reasons go beyond the obvious including media changes (e.g., NAND flash) and movement to cloud (e.g., Amazon, Azure, Google).

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Long live KubeCon

Oct 11, 2015 / in Main Blog / by Mark Balch

Wow! The inaugural KubeCon had amazing energy. Warm feeling of community. Sold to capacity. Great conversations. High quality sessions. Mad props to Patrick and JJ for getting KubeCon off the ground - it will be remembered for a long time to come. KubeCon impressed me on personal and professional levels.

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Why Kubernetes?

Oct 11, 2015 / in Main Blog / by Ravi Gadde

As Datawise.io (now Diamanti) is getting ready for the first KubeCon event, we thought it would be great to share with the community our perspective on why we chose to work with Kubernetes in addition to other open source projects. These were the criteria we used to look for a suitable orchestrator.

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