Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


Black Blocks: Kubernetes, meet OpenStack Cinder

As kubernetes clusters take on more workloads, the need for persistent storage has only increased. Users want to connect more storage devices and use them efficiently. Cinder has been solving this use case in Openstack for a long time and can be integrated with any kubernetes cluster regardless of its cloud provider. By deploying a standalone cinder service and a new external provisioner to a cluster, pods can access almost any volume that cinder is able to provision. Complex operations such as cloning, snapshots, and migration become services of the cluster. This presentation will describe and demonstrate a cinder external provisioner, enumerate its advantages, discuss challenges especially around deployment, and propose collaboration opportunities between Openstack and kubernetes.


Adam Litke