Highly Secure Kubernetes Persistent Volumes

Ensuring that only authorized applications and users can access Kubernetes volumes provisioned by Trident is obviously a paramount concern. It’s one of the first deeper conversations we tend to have with anyone planning a deployment. The good news is that Kubernetes and Trident work together to provide highly secure persistence, provided that you follow these … Read more

Self-Service Data Recovery using Trident and NFS

Since the earliest days of ONTAP, snapshots have been a feature which has played a significant role in providing point-in-time recovery options for data which has been lost or corrupted accidentally. They are instant, space efficient, and, when the snapshot directory is turned on for the volume, provide the application or user a way to … Read more

One Container Integration to Rule Them All

Trident 18.01 was recently released, and it marks a significant milestone in NetApp’s integration with the containers ecosystem: the merging of the NetApp Docker Volume Plugin (nDVP) with Trident! To better understand why we merged the two projects, check out the announcement blog post. In this one we’re going to focus on what this means for … Read more

Deploying the OpenShift Registry using NetApp Storage

Red Hat’s OpenShift is one of the more popular Platform-as-a-Service offerings for deploying containerized applications. It’s built on Kubernetes, but also adds a large number of additional services to make the process of creating, deploying, and managing applications easy. One of the services which OpenShift provides is a version of the Docker Registry to host … Read more

How to Configure Docker Registry to Use StorageGRID WebScale

The Docker Registry acts as the repository for image data for most deployments. Whether you’re using the fully supported Docker Trusted Registry, or the open source version deployed by itself or in combination with something like Red Hat’s OpenShift, the preferred storage for the images is object based. While the registry can be configured to … Read more

Simplifying Trident Management with tridentctl

Trident 17.07 introduced a simplified management tool for interacting with Trident: tridentctl. This command line tool eliminates the previous method of using shell scripts inside the Trident containers and instead introduces a paradigm which mimics Kubernetes own kubectl. Let’s look at how to use tridentctl to interact with, and get information from, Trident. Managing the … Read more