In this OpenShift Commons Briefing, Marcel Hergaarden (Red Hat) gives a technical overview of OpenShift Container Storage and walk us thru the road map for upcoming releases.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage is software-defined storage integrated with and optimized for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. OpenShift Container Storage 4.2 is built on Red Hat Ceph® Storage, Rook, and NooBaa to provide container native storage services that support block, file, and object services. For the initial 4.2 release, OpenShift Container Storage will be supported on OpenShift platforms deployed on Amazon Web Services and VMware. It will anywhere OpenShift does: on-premise or in the public cloud.

Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage supports a variety of traditional and cloud-native workloads including:

  • Block storage for databases and messaging.
  • Shared file storage for continuous integration and data aggregation.
  • Object storage for archival, backup, and media storage.

With OpenShift 4.x, Red Hat has rearchitected OpenShift to bring the power of Kubernetes Operators to transform our enterprise-grade Kubernetes distribution with automating complex workflows, i.e. deployment, bootstrapping, configuration, provisioning, scaling, upgrading, monitoring and resource management. In conjunction, OpenShift Container Storage 4.2 transforms the cloud storage customer experience by making it easier for Red Hat customers to install, upgrade and manage storage on OpenShift.
Briefing Slides: OCS 4 Overview Marcel Hergaarden Red Hat

Additional Resources:

Product Documentation for Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.2


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