Container Attached Storage (CAS)— A video primer

A  little bit of background. I work at a company called MayaData ( 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

I had the opportunity to speak at SNIA conference recently about the new architecture for cloud native storage — Container Attached Storage.*fHjUKcuC3Nt2clMDbf68_A.png
                                                                                   CAS — SNIA session

 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.

Utkarsh Mani Tripathi
Utkarsh is a maintainer of jiva project and has contributed in building both control and data plane of OpenEBS. He loves to learn about file-system, distributed systems and networking. Currently, he is mainly focusing on enhancing jiva and maya-exporter In his free time, he loves to write poems and make lip smacking dishes
Chuck Piercey
Chuck Piercey is a Silicon Valley product manager with experience shipping more than 15 products in several different market segments representing a total of $2.5Bn revenue under both commercial and open source business models. Most recently he has been working for MayaData, Inc. focused on software-defined storage, network, and compute for Kubernetes environments. Chuck occasionally writes articles about the technology industry.
Sagar Kumar
Sagar is a software engineer at Mayadata who loves coding and solving real-world problems. He has been playing with Kubernetes for the last couple of years. Currently, he is focused on building OpenEBS Director as the go-to solution for OpenEBS users. In his free time, he loves playing cricket and traveling.