Kubernetes / Storage / Technology

How NetApp Can Help Run Stateful Workloads on Kubernetes

1 Nov 2019 7:00pm, by

VMware sponsored this podcast.

On this week’s episode of The New Stack Context podcast, we discuss Kubernetes and cloud native storage with NetApp’s Business Director for its Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit, Dale Degen, during NetApp’s annual user conference this week in Las Vegas, NetApp Insight 2019.

Since its acquisition of StackPointCloud last year, storage giant NetApp has become a leader in Kubernetes management. The NetApp Kubernetes Service provides a control plane for running any commercial or even homegrown Kubernetes distribution. Users can deploy a complete Kubernetes distribution within three clicks. When used in conjunction with NetApp’s OnTap storage operating system and Cloud Volumes, users can set up a multicloud Kubernetes deployment.

We spoke with Degen about how NetApp supports Kubernetes, as well as the importance of setting up a data fabric that spans the entire enterprise. We also chatted about a new NetApp object storage appliance that is built from speedy flash drives — a first in the storage industry, according to Degen.

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Then later in the podcast, we chat about the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit + Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2019, which was attended by Alex Williams, TNS founder and editor-in-chief. We also discuss some of the top news from the TNS site, including Pivotal’s recent Spring Platform conference, some tips for running Kubernetes in production, and the future of serverless and cloud computing.

Libby Clark, editorial and marketing director at TNS hosted this podcast, along with Williams and Joab Jackson, TNS managing editor.

The Linux Foundation, NetApp and Pivotal are sponsors of The New Stack.

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