Portworx Enterprise from UKCloud Service Definition
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What is Portworx Enterprise from UKCloud?
The service provides a secure and stable cloud native storage and data management platform for Kubernetes that enterprises can trust to manage data in containers.
Kubernetes is the fastest growing open-source project in history, but Kubernetes was not designed with stateful applications like databases in mind. For enterprise applications, these systems have non-negotiable business requirements like high availability, data security, disaster recovery, strict performance SLAs and hybrid/multi-cloud operations. Portworx Enterprise addresses all these requirements enabling the adoption of Kubernetes for mission critical enterprise and traditional/legacy applications.
For full information regarding this product, we have Service Scopes, FAQs and other relevant documents on our Knowledge Centre.
What the service can help you achieve
Improve cloud native storage flexibility and agility
Container-optimized volumes with elastic scaling (no application downtime)
Application aware I/O tuning
Improve cloud native storage resilience
Read/write multi-attachment of persistent data volumes
Automated failover of volumes across nodes
Application-consistent snapshots – On-demand and schedule based
Scanning drives for media errors, alerting and repairing
Improve cloud native storage security
Role-based access control
Container-granular or storage-class based Bring Your Own Kubernetes (BYOK) encryption
Cloud native disaster recovery and workload migrations
Multi-cloud/multi-cluster app migrations
Snapshot to cloud
Multi-site synchronous replication for zero recovery point objective disaster recovery
Multi-site asynchronous replication across the WAN
OpenStorage SDK – plugs into CSI, Kubernetes and Docker volumes
Scheduler integration (Kubernetes, Mesos, Docker Swarm, Hashicorp Nomad, OpenShift)
Integration with managed K8S services (EKS, AKS, GKE, PKS, IKS, RKE)
The service is designed to be flexible to enable you to select the right type of container native storage based upon your chosen Kubernetes platform and deployment type (i.e. bare metal hosts or virtualised worker nodes).
Pricing and packaging
UKCloud for Portworx Enterprise starts from £2,200 per month, and full pricing with all options including licensing and connectivity available in the 3rd Party Software Pricing Guide.
Accreditation and information assurance
The security of our platform is our number one priority. We’ve always been committed to adhering to exacting standards, frameworks and best practice. Everything we do is subject to regular independent validation by government accreditors, sector auditors, and management system assessors. Details are available on the UKCloud website.
UKCloud provides one of the best-connected cloud platforms for the UK Public Sector. We offer a range of flexible connectivity options detailed in the UKCloud Pricing Guide which enable access to our secure platform by DDoS-protected internet, native PSN, Janet, HSCN and RLI and your own lease lines via our HybridConnect service.
The small print
For full terms and conditions including onboarding and responsibilities, please refer to the Terms and conditions documents.