Volume Options with the NetApp Docker Volume Plugin

The NetApp Docker Volume Plugin (nDVP) provides connectivity between Docker containers and NetApp storage platforms. One of the more powerful features exposed by the plugin is the ability to provide additional information about each volume as it is created. These options are specific to each storage platform (ONTAP, SolidFire, and E-Series) based on their individual … Read more

Using the NetApp Docker Volume Plugin with Docker Compose

Docker Compose allows users to define an application which consists of multiple services, each of which run as an independent container, by using a single definition file. The file describes any inter-dependencies the services have, as well as details like their network and storage requirements, in a straightforward manner that’s easy to maintain. Taking it … Read more

NetApp Persistent Storage in Kubernetes: Using ONTAP and iSCSI

We recently published a post which described how to integrate NFS storage from clustered Data ONTAP into the Kubernetes persistent storage paradigm. This post expands on that by using clustered Data ONTAP to present iSCSI storage to the Kubernetes cluster for use by applications. The Kubernetes PersistentVolume API provides several plugins for integrating your storage … Read more

Certification for NetApp Drivers with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8

If you are looking to use NetApp storage with Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8, wait no longer. Cinder drivers for NetApp’s clustered Data ONTAP (All Flash FAS, FAS), SolidFire, and E-Series/EF-Series have been tested and certified with the Liberty version of Red Hat OpenStack Platform. Our flagship clustered Data ONTAP operating system for All Flash … Read more

Announcing the NetApp Docker Volume Plugin E-Series Driver

Recently we announced the NetApp Docker Volume Plugin (nDVP), a native Docker integration that allows your containerized applications to easily consume persistent storage from NetApp. The nDVP was built with a driver-based backend that allows us to extend the functionality to additional platforms. Today we are happy to announce that the NetApp E-Series platform has … Read more

NetApp + Mirantis – Continuing a Great OpenStack Collaboration

NetApp and Mirantis are pleased to announce an updated NetApp Mirantis Unlocked Reference Architecture for the Liberty-based Mirantis OpenStack 8.0 with NetApp’s leading enterprise storage platforms, clustered Data ONTAP and E-Series. As part of this effort, we have developed, validated, and certified a Fuel plugin for NetApp. This combination of resources makes it easier for … Read more

Automating IaaS for DevOps on FlexPod with Puppet

Hi! I’m Amit Borulkar, an engineer here at NetApp in the Converged Infrastructure group. My interactions and conversations with customers yield a common trend that I’ve observed over the past year: the walls between development and operations are being torn down by DevOps practices. Once those customers implement DevOps practices, they achieve the following: increased … Read more

NetApp Persistent Storage in Kubernetes: Using ONTAP and NFS

Kubernetes is an open source project for orchestrating deployment, operations, and scaling of containerized applications. It is a Google project which was made available in June 2014 and was accepted to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in March of 2016. The community surrounding Kubernetes has exploded since June 2014 and it has emerged as one … Read more