DataCore Bolt strikes at enterprise Kubernetes

DataCore Software’s 2021 acquisition of MayaData enabled the company to bolt to market with new Kubernetes storage software.

DataCore Bolt, the company’s new product, enables stateful, container-native storage for Kubernetes across both on-premises and cloud storage environments. Features of the new software include storage provisioning, support for the NVMe-oF/TCP protocol and portability of storage services by removing kernel and OS dependencies.

DataCore Software announced the general availability of DataCore Bolt during this week’s KubeCon and CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 conference, held virtually and in person in Valencia, Spain.

DataCore Bolt builds on the open source OpenEBS persistent container storage software previously developed by MayaData.

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

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