June 13, 2017

Deploying Minio Cloud Storage to DC/OS

Container orchestration is gaining traction as the default way to deploy applications. Developers are architecting their modern applications from the ground-up to run in containers, which enables faster deployment and more resilience. Even legacy applications are adopting containers in every way they can to access these advantages.

Of the many characteristics that make an application container ready, the way it handles unstructured data is one of the most important. Back in the day, the default way to handle unstructured data was to dump all of it onto the server’s file system, but using the host filesystem doesn’t make any sense for containerized apps. This is because, in an orchestrated environment, a container can be scheduled — or rescheduled — on any of the hosts in a cluster, but data written to a previous host can not be rescheduled with that container.

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