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

My Name is Queens

On February 28th, the OpenStack community released its 17th version, codenamed Queens. As a leader in commercial storage solutions for OpenStack, NetApp added new features to Cinder and Manila. Cinder New Features Cinder now supports dynamic adjustment of overprovisioning space for volumes based on a calculation of free space in the backend, committed space, and … Read more

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 announcement blog post. In this one we’re going to focus on what this means for … Read more