Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details

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Managing and Protecting Persistent Volumes for Kubernetes

How to integrate heterogeneous storage in a cloud native environment has always been a challenge.  In this session, we will discuss how to use Cinder, the block storage as a service project in OpenStack, and OpenSDS, an open source project under Linux Foundation, to provision, manage, and protect persistent storage for the Kubernetes cluster.  Specifically the following will be discussed:

  • How OpenSDS utilizes the standalone and containerized Cinder through a CSI (Container Storage Interface) plugin to provision volumes for the Kubernetes cluster.
  • How to use a policy engine to periodically and asynchronously create snapshots as point-in-time protection for the Kubernetes persistent volumes.
  • How to use the replication feature in Cinder and OpenSDS to recover data stored on the Kubernetes persistent volumes from a disaster.

What can I expect to learn?

In this session, we will discuss how to use Cinder, the block storage as a service project in OpenStack, and OpenSDS, an open source project under Linux Foundation, to provision, manage, and protect persistent storage for the Kubernetes cluster.  Specifically the following will be discussed:

  • How OpenSDS utilizes the standalone and containerized Cinder through a CSI (Container Storage Interface) plugin to provision volumes for the Kubernetes cluster.
  • How to use a policy engine to periodically and asynchronously create snapshots as point-in-time protection for the Kubernetes persistent volumes.
  • How to use the replication feature in Cinder and OpenSDS to recover data stored on the Kubernetes persistent volumes from a disaster.
Monday, May 21, 5:10pm-5:50pm (12:10am - 12:50am UTC)
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Lenovo Inc, Cloud Storage Lead
Jay worked for IBM between 2001 and 2017 on technologies such as Linux virtualization, supercomputing and storage.  Jay started working with OpenStack during the Grizzly release and has been focussed on Cinder since Havana.  As the Cinder Subject Matter Expert for IBM's Cloud Division, Jay served as the liason between the OpenStack Community and IBM's internal storage software... FULL PROFILE
Huawei, Principal Architect
Xing Yang is a contributor in Kubernetes and Container Storage Interface (CSI), co-lead of Volume Snapshot project in Kubernetes SIG-Storage, co-author of CNCF Storage Landscape white paper, and core reviewer in OpenStack Cinder & Manila. Xing is a Lead Architect at Huawei, leading the project and architecture design of OpenSDS, an open source project under Linux Foundation. She previously... FULL PROFILE