Gartner Research

Achieving Storage Persistence With Docker Containers

Published: 20 May 2016

ID: G00297590

Analyst(s): Anna Belak


Containers are ephemeral, but many applications need storage persistence for stateful workloads. This analysis will address how persistent da­­ta is handled by I&O teams in a data center infrastructure that supports containers, especially while enabling mobility between hosts.

Table Of Contents


  • Docker and the Union File System
  • Data Persistence With Docker Containers
    • Docker Volumes
    • Automation With Docker
    • Meeting the Needs of Storage Administrators
  • Container Storage Solution Landscape
    • Local Host Storage
    • Centralized Storage Systems
    • Distributed Storage Systems
    • Summary of Technical Capabilities


Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.