DataCore Bolt strikes at enterprise Kubernetes

Friday, May 20th 2022

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The buyout and quick turnaround for a new product echoes the strategy other storage companies have adopted to bring a Kubernetes-focused storage product to market quickly, according to Dave Raffo, a senior analyst at Evaluator Group. In 2019, IBM similarly acquired Red Hat for OpenShift, Red Hat’s Kubernetes hybrid computing platform, Raffo said.

The challenge for DataCore will be in spreading awareness of the new brand beyond DevOps and application developers to other IT customers and how DataCore’s products intersect with the DevOps experience on the former MayaData platform, according to Raffo.

“The DevOps community is already familiar with [MayaData],” he said. “It came out of that world. Developers are familiar with it. The [issue is] will the IT ops people be familiar with it?”

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