Welcome to the #StorageMinute series where we deliver key topics via bite-size content. In this edition, we will take a look at Cloud Native Storage for vSphere.
When dealing with a system as dynamic as Kubernetes and containers where churn of containers and resources is massive and conceivably could be hundreds, if not thousands of operations per hour dynamicism is extremely important. Everything from container provisioning, volume provisioning and mounting, scaling up and down something needs to orchestrate the storage underneath Kubernetes to make these volumes available to the correct worker VMs, to the correct containers quickly and on-demand.
That’s why we built the vSphere Cloud Provider, a dynamic volume provisioner for vSAN that can create and mount volumes as needed, into the right VMs and containers with the policies as defined by the developer, with no need to interact with the sysadmin.
Cloud Native Storage (currently in beta) extends Project Hatchway by extending visibility to the vSphere administrators through the vCenter UI. For more information on CNS – see my VMWorld recording! To sign up for the vSAN betas, apply here.