Container Attached Storage (CAS)— A video primer

I had the opportunity to speak at SNIA conference recently about the new architecture for cloud native storage — Container Attached Storage.

CAS- SNIA Conference

The video session is posted at-

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

Try OpenEBS

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.

Murat Karslioglu
VP @OpenEBS & @MayaData_Inc. Murat Karslioglu is a serial entrepreneur, technologist, and startup advisor with over 15 years of experience in storage, distributed systems, and enterprise hardware development. Prior to joining MayaData, Murat worked at Hewlett Packard Enterprise / 3PAR Storage in various advanced development projects including storage file stack performance optimization and the storage management stack for HPE’s Hyper-converged solution. Before joining HPE, Murat led virtualization and OpenStack integration projects within the Nexenta CTO Office. Murat holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Sakarya University, Turkey, as well as a number of IT certifications. When he is not in his lab, he loves to travel, advise startups, and spend time with his family. Lives to innovate! Opinions my own!
Jeffry Molanus
Jeffry prior to being CTO at MayaData has worked at several other startups in the storage industry. He worked on several scale-out object storage products as well as traditional NAS and SAN storage solutions where he held technical leadership roles. At MayaData, his primary focus is to make sure the product is flexible and scalable. At the same time, robust enough to be integrated seamlessly into modern-day infrastructure where he believes, containers will have a dominant role. Jeffry holds a master's degree in electrical engineering with a focus on distributed control engineering from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. When he is not working with code, he practices martial arts.
Abhishek Raj
Abhishek is a Customer Success Engineer at Mayadata. He is currently working with Kubernetes and Docker.