Plus, Google's Anthos launch draws new Kubernetes-focused storage updates, and Knative turns 0.5.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is one of the new investors, having initially signed up for the Portworx Enterprise platform last year.
IT professionals list Microsoft Azure as the best cloud provider in terms of cost effectiveness, having the most advanced tools, reliability, and having the best support for container environments.
The PX-Enterprise 1.6 updates take into account the distributed storage nature of modern applications running across different clouds and container environments.
The container orchestration platform lets users tap into existing workflows and use the same tools for an application management layer overseeing compute and storage.
While the overall storage market experiences slow growth, software-defined storage is driving significant shifts in revenue. We selected six companies that are pushing the market forward.
The deal combines Mesosphere's automated compute service with Portworx's automated storage platform.
The company hopes to attract partners and customers on its way into the CNCF.
Stateful container storage models support more robust applications.
Portworx saves and stores container data.
Infinit gives Docker the tools to provide persistent storage for containers.
Although container technology has been around for more than a decade, the market is ripe for startups.
Container storage heats up pre-Dockercon.