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Portworx Named Leader in GigaOm Radar Report for Data Storage for Kubernetes

Company also announced the general availability of PX-Backup and the launch of Portworx Essentials to support growing Kubernetes deployment across Fortune 2000 customers’ enterprise environments

Portworx, the market-leading container storage and data management company, announced that it was named the leader in the GigaOm Radar Report for Data Storage for Kubernetes. The inaugural report offers a holistic view of the data storage for Kubernetes market, including technical and commercial positioning of thirteen notable vendors. The report ranks Portworx a “strong focus and perfect fit” on 9 out of 11 evaluation criteria and key capabilities, making Portworx Enterprise the highest evaluated solution in the report.

Portworx named No. 1 Kubernetes platform for persistent storage, backup, DR, data security and capacity management by GigaOm
Portworx named No. 1 Kubernetes platform for persistent storage, backup, DR, data security and capacity management by GigaOm

Additionally, Portworx today announced two new offerings aimed at simplifying Kubernetes storage and data management for global enterprises, no matter the scale of individual applications running on Kubernetes. The first new offering is Portworx Essentials, a collection of the most essential Kubernetes storage capabilities needed for small-production applications. While Portworx is geared toward production systems, not every production application needs to scale to hundreds or thousands of nodes – at least not yet. To support this, Portworx launched a “free-forever” version of the Portworx platform, so Global 2000 enterprises can run Kubernetes-based applications in production even when they are just starting out. Portworx Essentials supports up to 5 nodes and 5TB storage per cluster, and enterprises can easily upgrade to Portworx Enterprise when they expand and require advanced data protection, cloud migrations, security, and disaster recovery.

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Second, Portworx’s Kubernetes-specific data protection and backup solution, PX-Backup, is now generally available, allowing organizations to easily and securely manage all Kubernetes backups in a cloud-native way. Built exclusively for containerized applications, PX-Backup protects applications – data, application configuration, and Kubernetes objects – with a single click at the Kubernetes Pod, Namespace, or Cluster level. Enabling application-aware backup and fast recovery for even complex distributed applications, PX-Backup delivers true multi-cloud availability. PX-Backup delivers a point-and-click backup and recovery solution for stateless and stateful Kubernetes clusters, and provides native integrations with major cloud block storage systems such as Amazon EBS, Google Persistent Disk, Azure Managed Disks, as well as Portworx PX-Store. PX-Backup also enables complete application and cluster migration between public clouds such as Amazon, Google Cloud and Azure, as well as between clouds and on-prem environments. Anyone can sign up for PX-Backup on starting the week of April 27.

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“Out of all the Kubernetes storage solutions we reviewed, we ranked Portworx highest on 11 evaluation criteria and key capabilities for businesses evaluating Kubernetes deployments in enterprise environments today,” said Enrico Signoretti, senior data storage analyst, GigaOm. “The Portworx Storage Platform for Kubernetes has a feature set and characteristics that are perfectly tailored for large enterprises and service providers. It is a sophisticated solution that is aimed at supporting complex Kubernetes infrastructures, no matter if they are deployed on-premises, in the cloud, or a hybrid fashion.”

“Portworx’s mission is to enable enterprises to run data services on Kubernetes with the same performance, security and data protection they are used to on their traditional infrastructure,” said Murli Thirumale, co-founder and CEO of Portworx. “Our leadership position in the GigaOm report for innovative new products validates Portworx’s strength of capabilities in delivering persistent storage, disaster recovery, backup, migrations and security for any Kubernetes application running on-premises, the cloud or hybrid environments.”

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