Automate and Orchestrate Storage in a Container World.

Astra 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, Azure NetApp Files and Cloud Volume Services

Easy Deployment

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


Astra Trident is supported under existing NetApp maintenance agreement


Astra 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 and fully supported 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 essential piece of NetApp’s Data Fabric vision. Astra Trident enables customers to 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. 

Astra Trident is a Container Storage Interface (CSI) compliant dynamic storage orchestrator that enables consumption and management of storage resources across all popular NetApp storage platforms. It natively integrates with Kubernetes to dynamically provision persistent volume requests on demand. Additionally, there is also a REST interface that can be used by any application to create and manage storage across the configured resources.  

It is also a foundational technology for NetApp's  Astra Control, which addresses your data protection, disaster recovery, portability, and migration use cases for Kubernetes workloads leveraging NetApp's industry-leading data management technology for snapshots, backups, replication, and cloning. 


  • Kubernetes and REST interface(s) for consuming storage resources
  • Compatible with:
    - ONTAP
    - Element Software and NetApp HCI
    - Cloud Volumes Services (AWS, GCP, Azure)
  • 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

Trident v22.07: Release Announcement

The Astra Trident team is pleased to announce our latest build: v22.07. v22.07 is now available, and you can download it from Trident’s GitHub webpage! It includes the following features and enhancements: Per-Node Initiator groups for ontap-san volumes: v22.07 will...

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Trident v22.04.0 release announcement

The Astra Trident team is pleased to announce our latest release: v22.04.0. It includes the following enhancements:   Unix Permissions with Azure NetApp Files: Azure NetApp Files allows users to change permissions when mounting volumes using the Unix Permissions...

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Astra Trident v22.01: New year, New release

2022 is here! According to the Chinese zodiac, this year will be the year of the Tiger. “The Year of the Tiger will be about making big changes. This will be a year of risk-taking and adventure. We’re finding enthusiasm again, both for ourselves and for others....

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Harvest2 version 21.08 release

The Harvest2 team is pleased to announce the release of version 21.08. With this release two of the most outstanding new features are; the addition of seven new dashboards; and a native to Harvest2 Docker deployment method.  You can read about all the steps and new...

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From Trident to Astra Trident

 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...

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