To protect and optimize applications, many enterprise customers need migration and disaster-recovery solutions with a cost-effective, agile approach. Long-time Oracle partner RackWare has been working to solve the challenge of migrating pre-existing container deployments to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Container Engine for Kubernetes, also known as OKE. Container Engine for Kubernetes helps you deploy, manage, and scale Kubernetes clusters in the cloud. With it, organizations can build dynamic containerized applications by incorporating Kubernetes with services running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
We’re pleased to introduce RackWare’s solution to the migration challenge: RackWare Container Management. RackWare Container Management enables the migration of Kubernetes and OpenShift container platforms to Container Engine. It can also migrate container deployments from both on-premises and other cloud container services to Container Engine. The Oracle and RackWare partnership provides a seamless experience for migrating to Container Engine and securing customer workloads with dynamic provisioning and disaster recovery.
Figure 1: RackWare Container Management Interface Showing Kubernetes Administration
With RackWare Container Management, you don’t need to worry about existing storage, container platform versions, or other vendor ecosystems in place for your source application. Container Management does all the necessary conversions. You can replicate any containerized application, regardless of its scale, architecture, and use case, with zero disruption to your production workloads. This functionality makes RackWare Container Management a purely push-button, any-to-any, replication and disaster recovery solution.
Figure 2: RackWare Container Management Interface Showing Active Replications
Figure 3: RackWare Container Management Interface Interface Showing Disaster Recovery Policies
“Kubernetes and OpenShift Containers are a natural evolution of virtualization and cloud services. Inherent application scalability enabled by container platforms, such as Kubernetes, makes it an obvious choice as the next-generation cloud service. RackWare Container Management makes it easy to extend the containerization journey and realize the power of DevOps and production workloads running on cloud-hosted services,” said Aniket Kulkarni, Senior Director of Engineering at RackWare, who is leading RCM product development.
More is on the horizon. RackWare plans to extend its strong pedigree in application resiliency in Linux and Windows by adding container disaster recovery to Container Management later this year. This addition enables disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) for containers running in Container Engine for Kubernetes by replicating them live to remote geographic Oracle Cloud regions.