by Adam Armstrong

{code} Announces New Updates For CSI

At KubeCon in Austin, Texas, {code} (a Dell Technologies company) announced updates for the Container Storage Interface (CSI). Code is announcing new CSI drivers for Dell EMC ScaleIO and vSphere. This will bring CSI support to key on-premises platforms.

The CSI has been around for some time with support from several large companies such as Dell Technologies, Google, Pivatol, and Docker. The CSI is a essentially an API between container orchestrators and storage providers. It can help drive container adoption by allowing consistent interoperability between storage providers and container orchestrators. The CSI works by allowing containers to leverage any storage and storage to offer services container orchestrators need.

As stated, there are two new drivers for CSI for on-prem platforms. The new ScaleIO driver is for container environments that need to leverage the type of high-performance that ScaleIO can bring. This driver is good for software-defined storage services for bare metal environments, where persistent applications will highly benefit from leveraging containers. On the vSphere side of things, the driver will enable stateful cloud native applications on all vSphere supported storage vendor ecosystem including VMware vSAN. These new drivers should lead to a higher adoption rate of containers moving forward.

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