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 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. 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. 

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, Trident has a REST interface that can be used by any application to create and manage storage across the configured resources.  

Trident is also a foundational technology for NetApp’s  Astra, 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 and HCI
    – Cloud Volumes Services (AWS, GCP, Azure)
    – E-Series
  • 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

Introducing the Trident Operator

The Trident Operator is now available with Trident 20.04! With the operator, users can install Trident 20.04 and take advantage of the self-healing features that it provides. This lays the foundation for automatically managing a Trident installation; the operator is...

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Keep Calm and Carry on with Trident 20.04

The world continues to come to grips with the Coronavirus and people are indefinitely stuck at home. Over the past few weeks, we have seen that life goes on. Families are coming together virtually. Societies are constantly reinventing to improvise and make sure daily...

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Virtual Storage Pools for ONTAP Backends

As part of our first major release of 2020, the Trident team has introduced a host of new features. This includes Virtual Storage Pools support for ONTAP backends, enhancing Trident’s ability to define StorageClasses to be backend-agnostic and employ key-value pairs...

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Trident 19.10 Released!

We are excited to announce that Trident 19.10 has been released and is now available for download. We integrated the Container Storage Interface (CSI) specification earlier this year to stay in lockstep with the community and Trident 19.10 continues to build upon that...

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Trident and Disaster Recovery Pt. 4

Trident and Disaster Recovery Workflow Using ONTAP SnapMirror Volume Welcome to the last and final blog of the 4 part series on how to do Trident Disaster Recovery using ONTAP Data Replication Technologies. In this blog, we will be discussing how Trident Disaster...

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Trident and Disaster Recovery Pt. 3

Disaster Recovery Workflow Using Snapmirror SVM SnapMirror SVM Setup Preparing the SVM for disaster recovery involves preparing the destination cluster, creating the destination SVM, creating the SVM peer relationship, creating a SnapMirror relationship, initializing...

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