My Name is Queens

On February 28th, the OpenStack community released its 17th version, codenamed Queens. As a leader in commercial storage solutions for OpenStack, NetApp added new features to Cinder and Manila. Cinder New Features Cinder now supports dynamic adjustment of overprovisioning space for volumes based on a calculation of free space in the backend, committed space, and … Read more

Automate the configuration of ONTAP systems for OpenStack with Puppet

Puppet is a configuration management utility that operates in a Server -> Agent method.  Desired configuration states are defined in manifest files, and when agents or devices are updated, any changes in these manifests are pushed to the end nodes.  NetApp has published Puppet modules for ONTAP, SolidFire, and E-Series with PuppetLabs.  The git hub … 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

Trident 18.01 beta 1: Introducing volume cloning to Kubernetes!

Hot off the presses just in time for the holidays, we present to you the latest beta version of Trident, our storage orchestrator for Kubernetes-based platforms. This release introduces several new features, but today we’re going to focus on an exciting one that we’ve been looking forward to bringing to you for a while: self-service … Read more

Setting up an Edge system All in One with OpenStack and ONTAP Select

Some sites aren’t large enough to need or have an entire datacenter infrastructure. Sometimes you want to be able to run just a datacenter in a box. Remote locations, small sites, any place where you might need the entire features of a data center, but only have one box. How do you get all those … Read more