Docker, Inc., the San Francisco, CA-based company behind the Docker open source platform, acquired Infinit, a Paris, France-based provider of an open-source decentralized software-based storage platform for modern environments.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
Led by Julien Quintard, CEO, Infinit provides a software-based storage platform that can be deployed on any hardware from legacy appliances to commodity bare metal, virtual machines or even containers, programmatic, which means that developers can automate the creation and deployment of multiple storage infrastructure, each tailored to the overlying application’s needs through policy-based capabilities, and scalable, by relying on a decentralized architecture (i.e peer-to-peer).
The platform provides interfaces for block, object and file storage: NFS, SMB, AWS S3, OpenStack Swift, iSCSI, FUSE etc.
Using Infinit’s technology, Docker will provide secure distributed storage out of the box, making it easier to deploy stateful services and legacy enterprise applications on Docker. This will be delivered in an open and modular design to allow operators to integrate their existing storage systems, tune advanced settings, or disable the feature altogether.