Robin.io Embraces IBM Cloud Satellite with Container-Native Storage, Advanced Data Management Capabilities

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Robin Cloud Native Storage takes application-focused approach to Kubernetes storage and data management

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Robin CNS coupled with IBM Cloud Satellite can help customers gain the flexibility to run, protect and move their applications to the infrastructures best suited to their business needs while still leveraging the security and operations benefits of the public cloud.

Robin.io, the leader in Kubernetes data management, today announced that its solution for Kubernetes storage can run on IBM Cloud Satellite, to help enterprises manage their applications across multiple environments. IBM Cloud Satellite, now generally available, enables clients to run IBM Cloud services in multiple environments—on IBM Cloud, on premises, or at the edge—all delivered as a service. This flexibility will help bring cloud capabilities to where client data resides, in the environment of their choice, while focusing on consistency, user experience, and security.

Robin.io is part of IBM’s ecosystem of partners fueling hybrid cloud environments by helping clients manage and modernize workloads from bare-metal to multicloud and everything in between with Red Hat OpenShift, the industry's leading enterprise Kubernetes platform. IBM Cloud Satellite is engineered to give clients the flexibility to bring their applications to environments where their data resides while leveraging the security of IBM Cloud. [1]

There can be many benefits to having multiple cloud environments, provided companies can overcome inconsistency, complexity, and a shortage of skills and time required to operate and secure these rapidly evolving platforms. These cloud architectures are further complicated by the different development practices each environment requires. The Robin Cloud Native Storage solution will be available on IBM Cloud Pak for Data and as a standalone product on Red Hat Marketplace. An OpenShift Certified Operator, Robin Cloud Native Storage is verified by Red Hat as a supported enterprise application that works across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.

“Robin Cloud-Native Storage (CNS) is designed to bring advanced data management capabilities to Kubernetes, whether deployed on-premises or in any public cloud,” said Partha Seetala, founder and CEO of Robin.io. “Robin CNS also offers application-consistent seamless mobility for workloads between clouds and on-premises clusters. Robin CNS coupled with IBM Cloud Satellite can help customers gain the flexibility to run, protect and move their applications to the infrastructures best suited to their business needs while still leveraging the security and operations benefits of the public cloud. Satellite locations can be in on-premises data centers, colocation centers or even at an Edge deployment.”

“With the pace of cloud adoption accelerating, companies are increasingly turning to hybrid cloud to allow them to innovate more efficiently, while maintaining high levels of security and control,” said Harish Grama, general manager, IBM Cloud. “To help facilitate this momentum, IBM is investing $1 billion in its ecosystem initiative over the next three years to support ecosystem partners and speed the development of platforms such as IBM Cloud Satellite. Collaborating with ecosystem partners like Robin.io can help offer a wider set of clients new ways of bringing IBM Cloud to where their data resides.”

About IBM Cloud Satellite
With its open architecture, IBM Cloud Satellite builds on IBM’s deep industry expertise and can help enterprises across a variety of industries including telecommunications, healthcare, banking, insurance, travel and transportation, transform into digital-first organizations. The need to modernize mission-critical workloads is intensifying. According to a recent IBM Institute for Business Value report, 74% of CEOs interviewed during the COVID-19 pandemic believe cloud computing will most help their organization deliver these results over the next 2-3 years. We see a cornerstone of this transformation is in edge computing. The continued proliferation of edge devices is expected to shift the amount of data that resides at the edge compared to within central data centers. As this transition takes place, IBM Cloud Satellite is designed to bring cloud services to where clients’ data already resides—and help them bridge to where they want to go.

IBM Cloud Satellite is designed to help clients address security, privacy and data sovereignty requirements based on their data governance requirements and address the client’s local regulations and compliance obligations by enabling them to deploy and manage applications with consistency for specific markets. IBM Cloud Satellite offers high levels of control over critical data delivered via IBM Cloud—the industry’s most secure and open public cloud for business.[1] Moreover, it offers high levels of control over critical data and centralized policies to ease migration. Those cloud services can therefore be co-located with their apps and data, helping to reduce latency and taking regulatory considerations into account.

About Robin.io
Robin.io provides an application and data management platform that enables enterprises and telecom service providers to deliver complex application pipelines as a service. Built on industry-standard Kubernetes, the Robin Cloud-Native Platform allows developers and platform engineers to rapidly deploy and easily manage data- and network-centric applications—including big data, NoSQL and 5G—independent of underlying infrastructure resources. The Robin platform is used globally by companies including BNP Paribas, Palo Alto Networks, Rakuten Mobile, SAP, Sabre and USAA. Robin Storage was recently named as one of just three leaders in the report, “GigaOm Radar for Data Storage for Kubernetes,” and was named an innovator by IDC as one of four companies offering containerized application storage solutions.

[1] Based on IBM Hyper Protect Crypto Service, the only public-cloud enabled FIPS 140-2 Level 4-certified Hardware Security Module (HSM). FIPS 140-2 Security Level 4 provides the highest level of security defined in this standard. At this security level, the physical security mechanisms provide a comprehensive envelope of protection around the cryptographic module with the intent of detecting and responding to all unauthorized attempts at physical access.

Robin.io, the Robin.io logo and Robin Cloud Native Storage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Robin.io and are protected by trademark laws of the United States and other jurisdictions.

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