Automate and Orchestrate Storage
in a Container World.

Trident is a dynamic storage orchestrator that simplifies the consumption of persistent volumes (PV) in Kubernetes. Manage storage resource across multiple NetApp platforms.
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Standard & Extensible

Kubernetes and REST interface(s) for consuming storage resources

Storage Support

Supports NetApp ONTAP,
Element, SANtricity and Cloud Volume Services

Easy Deployment

Deploy as a standalone to a host, as a container, or as a Kubernetes pod


Trident is supported under existing NetApp maintenance agreement


Trident is an open source project maintained and supported by NetApp

Simplify the Consumption of Persistent Volumes (PV) in Kubernetes

Persistent storage for stateful applications is a major inhibitor in the broad adoption of containers for the enterprise. NetApp was the first to offer a robust, open source solution to address this gap, and has since increased its investment and participation in the community and its partner ecosystem to shape the way containers approach data management.

Container technology is an important piece of NetApp’s Data Fabric vision, and we want to help our customers  get the most out of their NetApp investment; simplifying the deployment of containers throughout the enterprise while protecting and managing data, wherever, whenever — across the fabric.

Trident is a dynamic storage orchestrator that provides the ability to manage storage resources across all major NetApp storage platforms. It natively integrates with Kubernetes in order to dynamically provision persistent volume requests on demand, at the time of the request. Additionally, Trident has a REST interface which can be used by any application to create and manage storage across the configured resources. Trident is also fully supported by NetApp.


  • Kubernetes and REST interface(s) for consuming storage resources
  • Compatible with:
    – ONTAP
    – Element and HCI
    – E-Series, and Cloud Volumes Services
  • Create and provision against meta-classes of storage with common characteristics, providing abstracted pools of storage to the consumer
  • Deploy as a standalone application to a physical/virtual host, as a container, or as a Kubernetes pod

Using On-Demand Snapshots with CSI Trident

  As you would have already heard, the 19.07 Alpha release is packed with some cool new features, of which Volume Snapshots is an important one. Trident 19.07 Alpha is designed to provide on-demand Volume Snapshots and support the creation of Persistent Volumes...

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All New CSI Trident!

Let me introduce the all new CSI Trident, now available with Trident 19.07 Alpha! The Container Storage Interface (CSI) provides a standard to enable provisioners to talk with multiple orchestrators. This is a community effort driven by the Cloud Native Computing...

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Welcome to Trident 19.07 Alpha!

  This summer, the Trident team has something new to offer! As part of the 19.07 Alpha release, Trident includes the following new features that make it easier to integrate with Kubernetes. It is important to note that the 19.07 Alpha release is meant for...

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Extending Kubernetes to Manage Trident’s State

We have been busy this summer making some improvements to Tridents plumbing. With it comes Trident v19.07 Alpha! Two major changes are happening, the introduction of CSI Trident and the introduction of Kubernetes Custom Resource Definitions (CRD) for Trident. This...

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Bring in the Volumes!

Trident 19.04 has just been released! Volume import is one of the main features included with v19.04. It makes the move to containerized environments and disaster recovery scenarios much easier.      What is Volume Import?  Volume import provides the ability to...

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Tenant Data Isolation with Trident

Kubernetes makes managing applications very easy and flexible. Pods can be deployed anywhere, on your local PC for testing, on-prem or in the cloud at anytime. Kubernetes can guarantee a certain number of pods are deployed and running at any given time, and may even...

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