October 9th, 2015 by Adam Armstrong
Mesosphere Partners With EMC To Expand DCOS Storage
Today at MesosCon Europe, Mesosphere announced that it has partnered with EMC Corporation to develop to new projects, Docker Volume Driver Interface Isolation Module and Docker Volume Driver CLI. Both companies state that these new projects will accelerate adoption of external storage volumes within Apache Mesos architectures. The new projects will be available as common services in the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS).
Mesos is the platform of choice for developers that support the lifecycle of cloud-native applications. The collaboration between the two companies should help drive external storage into new areas and expand use cases for Mesos by seamlessly enabling developers to leverage external storage resources.
The two companies have worked together to develop new drivers to extend storage resources to Mesos. The first is a new Docker Volume Driver Interface Isolation Module (mesos-module-dvdi) residing within the Mesos agent. This driver enables existing Docker volume drivers to interoperate with Mesos. The second driver is a new Docker Volume Driver CLI (dvd-cli) leveraging existing Docker code base to ensure compatibility with the Volume Driver interface. Now existing volume plugins that work for Docker will now work natively with any Mesos framework or agent.
In Apache Mesos today, frameworks and applications that consume resources typically leverage direct attached storage. External volume support will extend a Mesos agents' ability to leverage external or network attached storage for tasks.
DCOS new capabilities include:
- Opening the storage platform ecosystem to all of Mesos
- Reducing management complexity of external storage
- Allowing consumers of applications to specify new or existing volumes with their jobs