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

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 is turned on for the volume, provide the application or user a way to … Read more

How to deploy PostgreSQL using Kubernetes, Helm, and Trident

Overview PostgreSQL is a popular open-source relational database, and in this post you will see how you can deploy PostgreSQL in a Kubernetes environment using Helm charts with Trident, a dynamic storage provisioner from NetApp for Kubernetes. You will also learn how you can offer standard PostgreSQL deployments using templates (Helm) which do not require … Read more

Trident 18.01 beta 1: Introducing volume cloning to Kubernetes!

Hot off the presses just in time for the holidays, we present to you the latest beta version of Trident, our storage orchestrator for Kubernetes-based platforms. This release introduces several new features, but today we’re going to focus on an exciting one that we’ve been looking forward to bringing to you for a while: self-service … Read more