Deploying StorageGRID in a Kubernetes Cluster

NetApp’s StorageGRID object store is very easy to use, but it can be challenging to get all of the right infrastructure together to deploy it, especially if you just want to try it out. But under the covers it’s built and deployed as container images, and recent Kubernetes-friendly enhancements make it possible to use those to … Read more

Installing Trident for Kubernetes from a Private Registry

To mitigate risks, many organizations today implement strict security policies. Those policies may limit direct internet access, blocking connections to public software repositories like container image registries. This can make it challenging to install software that assumes direct access to those repositories. Containerized applications like Trident are usually packaged in images that are hosted in … Read more

Demo Videos for Common Trident Installation and Configuration Environments

  Hello and welcome! You are at the right place to get started with Trident. Trident is a simple, yet powerful dynamic provisioner that integrates with Kubernetes Persistent Volume framework and provides a unified interface for storage provisioning from NetApp ONTAP, SolidFire/HCI, E-Series storage systems, and soon for NetApp Cloud Volumes. It is deployed as … Read more

ONTAP AI and NetApp Trident: Streamlining and simplifying AI workloads

I listened to a lot of Nirvana as a teenager, usually at full volume. “Nevermind” was pretty much on repeat for a time there, and my mom often worried that I’d lose my hearing. One of the things I loved about their music was the energy, but also how raw and simple it was. People … Read more

NetApp, Trident, and the CSI (oh my!)

We’re excited to announce Trident integration with a new orchestrator: the Container Storage Interface (or CSI)! This is in addition to Trident’s native Kubernetes and Docker integrations. Of course, the CSI is not really an orchestrator, making this integration a bit different from the others. Introduced just over a year ago as a collaboration between … Read more

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 and Trident work together to provide highly secure persistence, provided that you follow these … Read more