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Diamanti Container Platform: Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line

Ease of deployment is key here: the company’s D10 bare-metal container platform features an appliance that can be plugged into an existing enterprise network and configured within a few minutes. This eliminates the need to make changes to the network in order to accommodate a container framework.

Diamanti uses Ethernet and VLANs within the network to create segments with a unique address for each container. The device provides persistent SSD storage and support for both Docker and Kubernetes. Diamanti says that the appliance operates at a speed of 2,400,000+ IOPS with 100µs latency across cluster.

When it comes to performance of containerized workloads, running it on bare metal is the right solution. However, it is not easy to manage and orchestrate containers on bare metal servers. Diamanti helps achieve this and also make it easy and fast to provision containers on bare metal servers. This will help in stateful and data intensive workloads.

Product Description

The datacenter infrastructure firm (formerly known as DataWise Systems) offers a bare-metal container platform for Linux, with both Kubernetes and Docker fully integrated.

Containers platforms typically rely on virtualized networks and storage. A hypervisor manages virtualization within the environment. Diamanti takes a different approach. It uses its own I/O controller to create network segments instead of overlays. It accomplishes this task by using a virtual network interface card (NIC) to provide unique addresses for specific containers.

Diamanti OS enables role-based access control (RBAC) to regulate access to resources within the environment. It provides detailed real-time monitoring, multi-tenant isolation, and container granular Quality of Service (QoS). The OS uses TLS certificates to authenticate users via LDAP and Active Directory.

Features

Container Tool

Docker and Kubernetes

Compatibility

Microsoft Windows, Linux

Management

A central control panel and dashboard offers visibility into all containers. The platform supports any containers running as Docker or Kubernetes images. Full stack support simplifies the task of locating and fixing problems. Also offers multi-zone clustering and the ability to set up network groups.

Integration

Integrates with all Docker and Kubernetes containers and focuses on a holistic orchestration and management approach.

Scheduling

Accommodates dynamic volume provisioning is now tied to workload scheduling. This makes it possible to provision a storage volume when the associated workload is deployed.

Networking and Security

Users can define network groups, from each zone and deploy applications only in selected networks. This approach, using the Diamanti OS, provides isolation and management capabilities.

Monitoring and Logging

Diamanti offers a monitoring backend, based on Prometheus, that delivers both container and host metrics. The tool supports auto-scaling, based on CPU utilization metrics.

Pricing

Not publicly disclosed.

Diamanti Product Overview and Features at a Glance:

Features

Diamanti

Supported platforms

Docker and Kubernetes. Works with Windows and Linux

Key features

Appliance uses proprietary OS. It can be plugged into an existing infrastruc-ture. Supports Ethernet or VLANs. Provides integrated SSD storage.

User comments

High marks for easy setup, powerful features and ability to use existing tools. A few complain about lack of support for certain platforms, such as Openshift.

Pricing and licensing

N/A



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