In case you haven’t heard about it already, Trident is now officially Astra Trident. This brings Trident under the Astra portfolio and serves as a step forward to integrate NetApp’s Kubernetes solutions under a single banner. Existing consumers will continue to use Trident as is; there are no changes to the processes in place to publish, release, download, and install Trident. This document catalogs questions that users may have. 

 

Will Trident continue to be open source and available for download freely? 

Yes. Astra Trident will continue to be an open-source project licensed under Apache 2.0. Customers can obtain it for free from the GitHub repository.  

 

How does this change impact existing customers? 

This does not change existing customer processes in place to use Astra Trident. Users will continue to download the installer bundle from the GitHub repository. Documentation and blogs will also be hosted at ReadTheDocs and netapp.io.  

 

Does this announcement impact the delivery of Trident and its release cadence? 

No. There are no changes in how Astra Trident will be delivered and its release cadence because of this name change.  

 

Will Trident continue to support all the storage platforms that it does today? 

Yes. Astra Trident will continue to deliver the same set of storage drivers and support for platforms/services as it has previously.  

 

Will the location of Trident project change? 

No. The GitHub repository will continue to host Astra Trident’s source code. 

 

Will there be any changes to how we support Trident? 

No 

 

For additional questions, reach out to us on Slack

 Join our Slack workspace. The #containers channel hosts the Astra Trident community.

 

 

 

Bala RameshBabu
Bala is a Technical Marketing Engineer who focuses on Trident, NetApp's dynamic storage provisioner for Kubernetes and Docker. With a background in OpenStack, he focuses on open-source solutions and DevOps workflows. When not at work, you can find him in a soccer field or reading biographies

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