A little bit of background. I work at a company called MayaData (www.mayadata.io) who develops a very cool open-source software called OpenEBS (CNCF Sandbox project) that simplifies the deployment of stateful applications on Kubernetes. You should check it out at www.openEBS.io.
I had the opportunity to speak at SNIA conference recently about the new architecture for cloud native storage — Container Attached Storage.
CAS — SNIA session
The video session is posted at- https://youtu.be/3NLZgbfIraw
SNIA session slides are posted at- Slides
OpenEBS is being used at hundreds of deployments and is famously known for how fast the user can bring up the storage for a stateful application on Kubernetes. Evan Powell also discussed more details about CAS at the CNCF blog post — here is a summary of CAS and benefits.
Summary of CAS:
- Data for stateful applications is containerized so that the data pods can be managed and orchestrated natively by Kubernetes
- Each stateful workload can have a dedicated storage controller, thereby increasing the policy flexibility to the maximum
With OpenEBS 0.6 release, we have added support for snapshots and clones. OpenEBS is still the easiest cloud-native storage solution for Kubernetes today. Installation is as simple as running a helm chart. Provisioning and managing OpenEBS does not need special knowledge as it is integrated into Kubernetes orchestration model.
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This article was first published on Jul 30, 2018 on MayaData's Medium Account.