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

Trident 17.07 is Available Now!

Kubernetes 1.6 was introduced not too long ago, and it includes some significant updates for those taking advantage of dynamic provisioning using Trident. Even though 1.6 is now a version behind (1.7 was released just last week), the changes to storage classes were extensive. We are very happy to announce that Trident 17.07 is available … Read more

Self-Provisioning of Storage in Kubernetes, Without the Worry!

One of the most exciting paradigm shifts coming out of cloud-native platforms like Kubernetes is the idea that users should be able to consume the resources they need when they need them without having to get permission from anyone else. This helps break down a large barrier that has traditionally existed between the consumers of … Read more

Deploying Apache Spark on Kubernetes with S3 Support

Introduction In this post we will show how to deploy a “stateless” Apache Spark cluster on Kubernetes. Spark is a fast analytics engine designed for large-scale data processing. Furthermore, we will then run analytics queries against data sitting in S3, in our case StorageGRID Webscale. We use S3 as the data source/target because it is an elegant … Read more