Docker® containers have emerged to provide the agility that development teams need while delivering the stability and reliability required by IT operations. Developers can bring existing applications into the Docker ecosystem while building new applications using microservice design principles. IT-operations teams can benefit from reduced complexity and faster deployment of containerized applications.
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Typically, Docker containers do not retain data after being restarted or retired. A container’s ephemeral nature presents challenges for containerizing many common Enterprise applications, from databases to home-grown tools, where data must be retained or when a container must share its data across multiple Docker hosts. Docker and NetApp solve these issues and more with the NetApp® Docker Volume Plugin (nDVP).
The nDVP adds persistent storage capabilities to Docker containers, which gives developers the ability to enable data persistence in applications that use Docker container technology along with enterprise storage features such as transparent scalability, high availability, encryption, data deduplication, and seamless replication.