Category: storage

  • Ephemeral or Persistent? The Storage Choices for Containers (Part 3)

    Ephemeral or Persistent? The Storage Choices for Containers (Part 3)

    In this, the final part of a 3-part series, I cover the latest developments in ephemeral storage. Part 1 covered traditional ephemeral storage and Part 2 covered persistent storage. CSI Ephemeral Storage With the release of Kubernetes 1.15, there came the ability for CSI drivers that support this feature, the ability to create ephemeral storage […]

  • Ephemeral or Persistent? The Storage Choices for Containers (Part 2)

    Ephemeral or Persistent? The Storage Choices for Containers (Part 2)

    In this, the second part of a 3-part series, I cover persistent storage. Part 1 covered traditional ephemeral storage. Persistent Storage Persistent storage as the name implies is storage that can maintain the state of the data it holds over the failure and restart of an application, regardless of the worker node on which the […]

  • Ephemeral or Persistent? The Storage Choices for Containers (Part 1)

    Ephemeral or Persistent? The Storage Choices for Containers (Part 1)

    In this series of posts, I’ll cover the difference between ephemeral and persistent storage as far as Kubernetes containers are concerned and discuss the latest developments in ephemeral storage. I’ll also occasionally mention Pure Service Orchestrator™ to show how this can provide storage to your applications do matter what type is required. Back in the […]

  • Migrate Persistent Data into PKS with Pure vVols

    While I discussed in my VMworld session this week some of the architectural decisions to be made while deploying PKS on vSphere my demo revolved around once it is up and running how to move existing data into PKS. First, using the Pure FlashArray and vVols we are able to automate that process and quickly […]

  • UNMAP – Do IT!

    Pretty sure my friend Cody Hosterman has talked about this until he turned blue in the face.  Just a point I want to quickly re-iterate here for the record. Run unmap on your vSphere Datastores. Read this if you are running Pure Storage, but even if you run other arrays (especially all-flash) find a way […]

  • Pure ELK Dashboards

    Previously I blogged about getting PureELK installed with Docker in just a couple of minutes. After setting up your intitial array’s you may ask what is next? Loading a preconfigured PureELK Dashboard Click load saved dashboard and select one of the Pure Storage dashboards. Remember there is a 2nd page page of Dashboards. Pure Main […]

  • Easy Storage Monitoring – Setting Up PureELK with Docker

    [UPDATE June 2016: Appears this works with Ubuntu only, maybe a debian flavor. I am hearing RHEL is problematic to get the dependencies working.] I have blogged in the past about setting up vROPS (vCOPS) and Splunk to monitor a Pure Storage FlashArray using the REST API. Scripts and GETs and PUTs are fun and […]

  • Top 5 – Pure Storage Technical Blog Posts 2014

    Today I thought it would be pretty cool to list out my favorite 5 technical blog posts that pertain to Pure Storage. These are posts that I use to show customers how to get things done without re-inventing the wheel. Big thanks to Barkz and Cody for all the hard work they put in this […]

  • Not the Same Ol’ Sessions from Pure Storage at VMworld

    I am really excited to be going to VMworld once again. I will be wearing my Orange Nike so most likely my feet won’t hurt quite as bad. Also expect the Pure Orange Superman to make an appearance. More about the sessions. So I will be attending VMworld San Francisco, and speaking in EMEA. STO2996-SPO […]

  • I am now at Pure Storage

    Thought that after 2 weeks I would put it on my blog. It is long past official as I have already done “New Hire” and I am officially part of the Puritan family. My Orange pants are on order. One thing I am excited about is getting to install the array for my customers. Not […]