The Kubernetes Container Storage Interface (CSI) provides a consistent mechanism for accessing block and file storage devices in containerized workloads. CSI provides for the support of
PersistentVolumes objects. Developers create new drivers accessing the storage devices using these objects. Using these objects to provision persistent storage, a Kubernetes service developer, does not need to know the inner workings of the devices. Refer to the CSI Introduction, for more information on creating
PersistentVolumeClaims and provisioning storage with
Additional CSI Third Party Storage Providers
Using the Kubernetes CSI and third party drivers, you can access local volumes and other storage devices in your data center. Possible storage and third party driver options:
Portworx is a solution for running stateful containers, designed with DevOps in mind. With Portworx, you can manage any database or stateful service on any infrastructure using Kubernetes. Portworx solves the five most common problems DevOps teams encounter when running stateful services in production: persistence, high availability, data automation, security, and support for multiple data stores and infrastructure.
Portworx offers the following features:
- Support for
VolumeSnapShotto create volume snapshots.
- Ensure token authorization and encryption for
- Support for sharing volumes.
- Portworx documentation
- Portworx with CSI for more information.
- Portworx release notes
- Portworx licensing
- Portworx support
Pure Storage provides dynamic storage provisioning capabilities for stateful applications on demand.
Pure Storage offers the following features:
- On demand automated container storage.
- File and block on shared infrastructure.
- Seamless scaling across arrays without the need for manual intervention.
- Automatic failover that does not disrupt current running services.
The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform provides a modern software solution that lets you tailor a flexible and efficient data management system built on industry-standard x86 server hardware to support any application, hypervisor, container, or cloud.
Hedvig offers the following features:
- Dynamic provisioning of application-tailored storage for containers.
- Data persistence and always-available volumes, even for migrated containers.
- Support for containers, VMs, and bare metal. This eliminates the need to replace or introduce additional storage silos.
- Hybrid cloud and multi-cloud applications.
- Hedvig Documentation
- Hedvig Release Notes
- Hedvig Technical Overview
- Hedvig Product Datasheet
- Hedvig with Kubernetes
- Persistent Storage for Kubernetes with Hedvig
- Hedvig Container-Native Storage Solution Brief
- hedvig support
MayaData offers software to accelerate the building and operations of stateful applications on Kubernetes based clouds, whether on-premises, on public or hybrid clouds. Mayadata leverages the open source OpenEBS and other open source components.
OpenEBS is the leading open-source project for container-attached and container-native storage on Kubernetes. OpenEBS adopts a Container Attached Storage (CAS) approach, where each workload is provided with a dedicated storage controller. OpenEBS implements granular storage policies and isolation that enables users to optimize storage for each specific workload.
OpenEBS runs in user space and does not have any Linux kernel module dependencies.
- OpenEBS Documentation
- OpenEBS Release Notes
- OpenEBS GitHub Site
- OpenEBS User Guides
- License Information
- MayaData Product
CSI Driver information
For information on CSI and CSI drivers, refer to the following information: