EMC Connects Its Storage to Containers

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EMC, a company that’s built much of its business on storage area networks (SAN), has created a connection technology – libStorage – to provide a standardized protocol for containers to interface with stored data. EMC is open sourcing libStorage on GitHub.

“There are a few factors preventing adoption of containers; one of them is storage,” says Josh Bernstein, VP of technology with EMC. “Customers have struggled with how they run persistent apps in containers. It’s a pain point, and now we’re getting to an acknowledgement by industry that this is a problem.”

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