Storage Quotas in Kubernetes

One thing since we released Pure Service Orchestrator I get asked is, “How do we control how much developer/user can deploy?” I played around with some of the settings from the K8s documentation for quotas and limits. I uploaded these into my gists on GitHub. git clone git@gist.github.com:d0fba9495975c29896b98531b04badfd.git #create the namespace as a cluster-admin kubectl create -f […]

Getting Started with Pure Service Orchestrator and Helm

Why Pure Service Orchestrator? At Pure we have been working hard to develop a way to provide a persistent data layer that is able to meet the expectations of our customers for ease of use and simplicity.  The first iteration of this was the release as the Docker and Kubernetes Plugins. The plugins provided automated storage […]

Creating a Helm Repo with Github

Next step in learning helm is being able to take an existing helm package and put it in your own repo. There are ways to do this with github pages. I don’t really want mess withthat right now, how can I use a Github repo to host my changes to the deployment? For installing helm […]

Getting Started with Helm for K8s

Over the last few weeks I was setting up Kubernetes in the lab. One thing I quickly learned was managing and editing yaml files for deployments, services and persistent volume claims became confusing and hard. Even when I had things commited in github sometimes I would make edits then not push them then rebuild my […]

Using Snapshots with the Pure Storage Plugin for Kubernetes

One request from customers is not only provision persistent storage for Kubernetes but also integrate into workflows that may need to snap and copy the data for different environments. Much like we do this with powershell or python for SQL and Oracle environments to accelerate development or QA. Pure has enabled snapshots using the Pure […]

Kubernetes and the Pure Storage FlexVolume Plugin

First, if you are using Pure Storage and Kubernetes make life easier and take a look at our plugin. Now version 1.2.2 and GA. https://hub.docker.com/r/purestorage/k8s/ Make sure the follow the directions on the page to pull and install the plugin. If you are using Openshift pay special attention to the Readme. I will post more […]

vSphere Container Hosts Storage Networking

In the last couple of days I had a couple of questions from customers implementing some kind of container host on top of vSphere. Each was doing it to make use of either Kubernetes or Docker Volume Plugin for Pure Storage. First, there was a little confusion if the actual container needs to have iSCSI […]

CockroachDB with Persistent Data

There IS an Official Whitepaper! While I was writing this post the awesome Simon Dodsley was writing a great whitepaper on Persistent storage with Pure. As you can see there is some very different ways to deploy CockroachDB but the main goal is to keep your important data persistent no matter what happens to the […]

FlashStack Your Way to Awesomeness

You may or may not have heard about Pure Storage and Cisco partnering to provide solutions together to help our current and prospective customers using UCS, Pure Storage, and VMware. These predesigned and tested architectures provide a full solution for compute, network and storage. Read more here: https://www.purestorage.com/company/technology-partners/cisco.html http://blogs.cisco.com/datacenter/accelerate-vdi-success-with-cisco-ucs-and-pure-storage This results in CVD’s (Cisco Validated […]