Container technologies enable development teams to quickly provision isolated applications. For many customers wanting to boost productivity and reduce the time to value, the use of containers starts with the departments that are focused on software development.
Kubernetes orchestration provides capabilities such as auto scaling, security, and management of containerized applications. To run containerized applications within a Kubernetes cluster, a persistent and stable data store is required, one that can outlast the lifetime of a pod or even the node it is running on.
SUSE Rancher is a Kubernetes management platform that simplifies cluster installation and operations, whether they are on-premises, in the cloud or at the edge, giving DevOps teams the freedom to build and run containerized applications anywhere.
The PowerFlex family offers key value propositions for traditional and cloud-native production workloads, deployment flexibility, linear scalability, predictable high performance, and enterprise-grade resilience.
This paper discusses how to deploy a Kubernetes cluster using SUSE Rancher Kubernetes Engine (RKE) on a PowerFlex family cluster and the use of the PowerFlex CSI 1.4 driver to provision persistent storage for Kubernetes managing containerized applications.