Docker Inc. announced on December 6 that it is acquiring privately-held distributed storage vendor Infinit. Financial terms of the deal are not being publicly disclosed.
The Infinit Storage Platform is an open-source decentralized software defined storage technology that is ideally suited for container and micro-services deployments. The Infinit approach makes use of multiple nodes in a peer to peer model. The model is also self-healing and fault tolerant according to Infinit, with each piece of data stored multiple times across the storage nodes. In the event of a storage failure, the Infinit platform automatically attempts to restore the system to a healthy state.