Storage for Containers using NetApp SolidFire– Part VI

Shipping containers

Overview

In this article we will look at how you can configure and dynamically provision NetApp SolidFire Storage for containerized applications in a Kubernetes/OpenShift environment. This article is a work from Kapil Arora (Cloud Platform Architect @NetApp).

NetApp recently released an open source project known as Trident, the first external storage provisioner for Kubernetes leveraging on-premises storage.

Trident enables the use of the new storage class concept in Kubernetes, acting as a provisioning controller that watches for PVCs (persistent volume requests) and creates them on-demand.

This means that when a pod requests storage from a storage class that Trident is responsible for, it will provision a volume that meets those requirements and make it available to the pod in real-time.

To learn more  check-out these  Trident videos.

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Storage for Containers using NetApp ONTAP NAS – Part V

Shipping containers

Overview

In this article we will look at how you can configure and dynamically provision ONTAP NAS Storage for containerized applications in a Kubernetes/OpenShift environment.

This article is a work from Kapil Arora (Cloud Platform Architect @NetApp).

NetApp recently released an open source project known as Trident, the first external storage provisioner for Kubernetes leveraging on-premises storage.

Trident enables the use of the new storage class concept in Kubernetes, acting as a provisioning controller that watches for PVCs (persistent volume requests) and creates them on-demand.

This means that when a pod requests storage from a storage class that Trident is responsible for, it will provision a volume that meets those requirements and make it available to the pod in real-time.

To learn more  check-out these  Trident videos.

Continue reading

Building Storage Services in OpenStack on NetApp – Part III of III

Welcome to part three of the three-part series on creating storage services in OpenStack on NetApp. In this post we will look at how to configure storage services within OpenStack utilising NetApp storage.  In part one of the series we looked at how to install and configure OpenStack. In part two we looked at how to configure underlying NetApp storage to support OpenStack storage services. Continue reading

Building Storage Services in OpenStack on NetApp – Part II of III

Welcome to part two of the three-part series on creating storage services in OpenStack on NetApp. In this post we will look at how to configure NetApp storage in a OpenStack environment. In part one of the series we looked at how to install and configure OpenStack. In part three we will look at how to configure storage services in OpenStack. Continue reading

Building Storage Services in OpenStack on NetApp – Part I of III

Welcome to part one of the three-part series on creating storage services in OpenStack on NetApp. In this post we will give a brief overview of OpenStack, discuss distribution options and setup a OpenStack environment using Red Hat RDO. In part two of this series we will look at how to configure NetApp storage for OpenStack environments. In part three we will create storage services in OpenStack built on NetApp storage. Continue reading