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

All major NetApp storage platforms are supported:
ONTAP, Element/HCI, SANtricity/E-Series

Easy Deployment

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

Fully
Supported

Trident is supported under existing NetApp maintenance agreement

Open
Source

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.

Features:

  • Kubernetes and REST interface(s) for consuming storage resources
  • Compatible with:
    – ONTAP
    – Element and HCI
    – E-Series, and soon to offer support for NetApp Cloud Volumes
  • 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 18.07 Beta 1 is available now!

If you’re a member of our Slack Team, you’ve probably seen a bunch of messages in the containers channel where GitHub issues have been getting closed. There’s a good reason for that! We just released the first beta for the next major Trident release! You might be...

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Highly Secure Kubernetes Persistent Volumes

Ensuring that only authorized applications and users can access Kubernetes volumes provisioned by Trident is obviously a paramount concern. It’s one of the first deeper conversations we tend to have with anyone planning a deployment. The good news is that Kubernetes...

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Self-Service Data Recovery using Trident and NFS

Since the earliest days of ONTAP, snapshots have been a feature which has played a significant role in providing point-in-time recovery options for data which has been lost or corrupted accidentally. They are instant, space efficient, and, when the snapshot directory...

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One Container Integration to Rule Them All

Trident 18.01 was recently released, and it marks a significant milestone in NetApp’s integration with the containers ecosystem: the merging of the NetApp Docker Volume Plugin (nDVP) with Trident! To better understand why we merged the two projects, check out the...

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Trident 18.01 is Here!

Happy (belated) New Year, and welcome to 2018, Pub readers! Over the last few months, despite the holidays, our engineers toiled at their keyboards to bring some of the most exciting things ever to Trident. We are very proud to announce that 18.01 is available now!...

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Running nDVP with LinuxKit-style Hosts

Ever tried to run the NetApp docker volume plugin (nDVP) with Docker Swarm? It's fairly easy. But what if you want to do this on AWS and use ONTAP Cloud as storage? Let's have a look. Docker on AWS First, what are the options to run Swarm on AWS? An obvious way would...

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