Ionir Launches Cloud Native Storage and Data Platform for Kubernetes with $11M in Funding led by JVP

Introduces industry first solution for instant mobility of applications and data between clouds

Press Release provided by Ionir

New York, NY. – September 21, 2020 –Ionir launched today its container native  software defined storage and data management platform, designed to support Kubernetes production workloads in private cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud deployments.  The Ionir enterprise software defined storage platform delivers  Data Teleport™, the industry’s first instant mobility capability for persistent volumes, that allows stateful applications to be copied or moved instantly between Kubernetes clusters. Ionir also announced $11 million in funding led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) alongside C5 Capital.

The Ionir solution brings the same portability and mobility that customers get with containers and Kubernetes to data and persistent volumes. Based on the unique and proven technology developed by Reduxio, the Ionir’s platform eliminates the complexity of storage and data management for Kubernetes based clouds by allowing customers to build a seamless data layer and a common set of data management workflows independent of the underlying cloud or infrastructure. 

“With Data Teleport, persistent volumes can be moved or copied between Kubernetes clusters and clouds in under 40 seconds independent of the size of the volume or the amount of data involved” said Jacob Cherian, CEO, Ionir. For example, in a production/development hybrid deployment, developers will no longer have to wait for hours or days for volumes to be copied to get access to the latest data. With instant mobility data can be refreshed in under a minute accelerating development processes and the delivery of new capabilities.” 

The Ionir platform is the first microservices based software defined storage and data management solution for Kubernetes that allows the platform to be extended to support future interfaces and technologies without the need for fork-lift upgrades. The platform today provides the following capabilities:

  • Fully virtualized persistent volumes with no practical size limit
  • Data Teleport™ – Instantly copy or move volumes of any size across clouds
  • Instant clones for data and application recovery
  • Global deduplication and compression for efficiency at scale
  • Fault tolerant and highly available

“As a long standing investor in the cloud and infrastructure space, we have a track record of investing in companies that deliver the most innovative solution in the market to the world’s leading enterprises” said Fiona Darmon, General Partner, JVP and Ionir Board Member. “We are proud to lead this round in Ionir, leveraging the proven Reduxio technology, bringing about a new era of data democratization as organizations the world over will have the freedom to choose and move data freely between their cloud silos.” 

Enterprise adoption of Kubernetes is increasing; but using legacy storage solutions and the lack of instant data mobility creates infrastructure silos and operational challenges in private cloud, hybrid cloud and multi-cloud deployments. Ionir’s platform and instant data mobility capability  allows enterprises to unify multiple infrastructure environments into a single data cloud with seamless mobility of applications and data.

“Ionir is disrupting the Kubernetes and cloud data storage market by helping organizations achieve seamless mobility for their applications and data” said Michael Wall, Chairman of Ionir, and a storage and IT infrastructure industry veteran. “This technology will redefine IT workflows and open up new possibilities for customers to maximize the return on their investments in multi-datacenter, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud strategies.” 

For more information about Ionir, the company’s vision, and to request a demo of the product and Data Teleport™ please visit

About Ionir

Ionir’s cloud native storage and data management platform for Kubernetes combines high performance software-defined container-native storage and data management with data mobility to enable customers to build a single data cloud for their applications across all their infrastructure, anywhere. Ionir is backed by leading international VC funds Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) and C5 Capital, among others.  For more information, visit Connect with Ionir on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

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