The SvSAN Container Storage Interface (CSI) is a driver that is used in conjunction with existing SvSAN software to allow Kubernetes orchestrated containers to use persistent, highly available storage alongside VMs. SvSAN creates highly available storage in clusters of just two nodes which ensures a cost-effective, efficient solution to run applications in containers at the edge. It enables additional advanced storage capabilities for containers, including automation and seamless data synchronization and through high availability, protects both VMs and containers from downtime.
For organizations looking to begin the migration of their edge applications from VMs to containers, the SvSAN CSI driver provides an ideal flight path, facilitating the use of containers and VMs on the same hardware simultaneously. This “journey to containers” allows organizations, once ready, to migrate one or a few applications at a time and the flexibility to retain applications in VMs that will never be migrated, all within the same infrastructure.