Robin Systems debuts Containerization Platform for enterprise applications, boosting data center software offering



Robin Systems, a Silicon Valley-based enterprise software company, debuted Robin Containerization Platform for enterprise applications designed to create an application-centric IT era by liberating applications from servers, storage and VM boundaries. This application-driven approach simplifies the application lifecycle, “unlocks” hidden hardware capacity by deploying multiple applications per machine without compromising performance or availability, and boosts application performance through Robin’s Application-to-Spindle quality of service guarantee.

“Robin has been put through its paces across a wide spectrum of use cases, from those with a basic handful of nodes to extra-large footprints of tens of petabytes (PB) of shared storage across several applications,” said Premal Buch, chief executive officer of Robin Systems. “Our early adopters have seen phenomenal results, including 10x agility gain, 50 percent reduction in hardware footprint and costs, and significant performance gains. We are excited to bring to market this transformative product that heralds a truly new era in data center evolution.”

Robin Containerization Platform transforms commodity hardware into a compute, storage, and data continuum that enables applications to share a server or machine without any loss of performance and predictability. With Robin’s container-aware and application-centric storage technology, each application gets a guaranteed performance service level all the way from application to storage spindle. This enables even the most critical enterprise applications – such as databases and big data clusters – to be consolidated without any performance compromise.

By decoupling compute from storage, Robin protects applications from server failures, and ensures portability and mobility without moving or copying any data. Robin ensures seamless data access for applications no matter where they run.

Building upon container agility, Robin ensures that even the most complicated distributed applications – such as Hadoop, or NoSQL databases such as Cassandra and Mongo – can be deployed within a matter of minutes. Quick application clones can be created within seconds, and application-level snapshots allow applications to go back and forth in time for test and dev purposes.

Robin offers containerization benefits to mission-critical enterprise applications such as databases and big data clusters, enabling high-performance workload consolidation with the agility and flexibility previously available only to micro applications.

Robin Systems recently announced its membership in The Linux Foundation’s Open Container Initiative, which is represented by a broad coalition of industry vendors that focuses on common standards for software containers. The intent to form the OCI was announced in 2015 with the goal to host an open source, technical community and build a vendor-neutral, portable and open specification and runtime for container-based solutions.

The OCI is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project. Founding members include Amazon Web Services, Apcera, AT&T, Cisco, Dell, Docker, EMC, Fujitsu Limited, Goldman Sachs, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Red Hat, Twitter, Verizon Wireless and VMware.

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