Robin Cloud Native Storage for IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service (IKS) High performance storage and application-aware data management for IKS

Get the highest performing storage and data protection for Kubernetes

Certified and Validated by IBM for IKS, OpenShift, and Cloud Pak for Data

Enterprise-grade, application aware data management

IBM-certified solution that provides high-performance block and file storage
Runs natively on IKS and installs within 5 minutes
Simplifies data management operations such as snapshot, backup, and clone
Ensures application portability across IKS and OpenShift

Use cases for Robin CNS on IKS

Common data fabric across IKS and OpenShift

Deliver standard storage and data management experience across IKS and OpenShift deployments on-prem and in the cloud. Developers find it easy to automate workflows with standard APIs for storage and data management across platforms.

Application backup and recovery

Protect entire applications (data+metadata+config) with backups to the cloud or an off-cluster location. Recover entire applications, including data, with a single command in the event of data corruption or hardware/cluster failure.

Fast application time-travel

User accidently deleted data? Or just want to see what your data looked at a prior date? Want to checkpoint your entire app before upgrades or new experiments? Robin CNS provides application-aware snapshots to help you quickly rollback to a previous point-in-time.

Ransomware protection and insurance

Protect against data breaches with encryption-at-rest for your data. Insure against data wipe-outs with automated and secure backups to the cloud, which can be restored quickly to ensure business continuity.

Application portability across IKS and OpenShift clusters

Easily move complex stateful applications among IKS clusters and OpenShift clusters on-prem and on public clouds. Moving entire apps across clusters is completely automated by Robin CNS, making it easy to export/import applications with a single command.

Dev/test collaboration across teams

Collaborate across geos and teams by cloning entire application environments (data+metadata+config) in minutes. This helps free up valuable time across your Dev and QA teams and makes them more productive.

Why customers choose Robin CNS for IKS

Ease of deployment
  • Robin CNS is IBM-certified and installs directly from the IBM Cloud catalog. It pools all available cloud disks together to create an enterprise-grade block and file storage solution within minutes.
Run mission critical applications on IKS
  • Robin CNS enables always-on applications with HA/DR. It provides synchronous replication across failover domains such as disks, nodes, and availability zones for HA. For DR, it provides asynchronous replication between active and standby IKS clusters.
Best-in-class performance
  • Robin CNS delivers up to 2X better performance than competition and provides performance tuning features such as data locality, I/O hotspot detection, live data rebalancing, and advanced placement policies.
Improved developer productivity
  • Robin CNS automates storage and data management operations on IKS and provides a simple API for developers and DevOps teams. DevOps teams can easily manage stateful applications without having to become storage experts.

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