According to the 2021 IBM State of Multicloud report, 30% of organizations are using three or more clouds today; 56% of those on their container/cloud-native journey are running containers in production. IDC recently reported that 80% of workloads are moving to containers while noting that over 70% of containers are operating in private, non-hyperscale environments. Driving forces for hybrid and multi-cloud growth include customer concern for single-source reliability, vendor lock-in, price, compliance and geolocation.
However, complexity at scale hinders advanced use cases, because while applications can be easily moved across clouds, the underlying data is more challenging to move, copy and protect in the hybrid and multi-cloud environment.
ionir addresses the friction created by data gravity, making Kubernetes data as portable as applications – with ionir, any volume can be copied across clusters or the globe in 40 seconds or less, regardless of capacity or distance.
Animesh Pillai, AVP and global head, digital infrastructure, Zensar, said, “Cloud is omnipresent, offering benefits to clients like faster time to market, ease of use, etc. However, data mobility does present a few challenges, which is what ionir manages successfully. We look forward to working closely with their team to enable our global clients to navigate multi-cloud environments seamlessly.”
Jacob Cherian, chief product officer, ionir, said: “Applications are relatively easy to move between clouds, but it’s the data where things get tricky. ionir and Zensar are working to help solve that problem. Adding ionir to Zensar’s solution stack will provide enterprises with more agile multi-cloud strategies. We’re looking forward to the new opportunities this agreement will bring.”