Cloud native storage is a set of cloud native capabilities in vSphere and vSAN that allows you to effectively deploy and manage data and storage for modern applications. It enables unified management of storage for containers and virtual machines (VMs) within a single platform. Developers can rapidly provision and scale persistent storage and modern stateful services, such as object storage and NoSQL databases, with Kubernetes APIs in a self-service manner. IT operators can use the same tools they currently use for VMs to manage container volumes.
Modernize infrastructure at your own pace and manage VM and container storage on the same platform with similar operational models.
Ensure consistent infrastructure, processes, and tooling across clouds.
Use Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) to scale infrastructure at the speed of containers.
Optimize storage for modern stateful services to achieve space savings and operational simplicity.*
Back your container volumes with any vSphere storage, including vSAN, vVols, VMFS and NFS.
Protect Kubernetes cluster resources and persistent volumes with Velero integration and encryption for persistent volumes.
Empower developers to provision and scale persistent volumes and modern stateful services dynamically with Kubernetes APIs. Apply consistent storage policies for containers and VMs through SPBM integration with StorageClass in Kubernetes.
Consolidate storage for traditional apps and modern stateful services with optimal storage efficiency using vSAN-SNA (vSAN Support for Shared Nothing Architecture). Run modern stateful services on dedicated hardware based on application needs with vSAN Direct Configuration for optimized infrastructure economics and near bare-metal performance.*
Bring developers and IT operators to a common view of Kubernetes objects with health and compliance information on a container volume basis. Gain visibility into the health and capacity of volumes consumed by modern stateful services through service-dedicated UIs in vCenter.*
Ensure the availability of modern stateful services in planned infrastructure operations such as maintenance and lifecycle management with the vSAN Data Persistence platform.*
Support all block-, file- and object-centric* modern applications.
Built on standard Kubernetes CSI driver, support any vanilla Kubernetes distributions for modern stateful apps.
*The vSAN Data Persistence platform is required for this benefit/feature. The vSAN Data Persistence platform provides a framework for software technology partners to integrate with VMware infrastructure. Each partner must develop their own plug-in for VMware customers to receive the benefits of the vSAN Data Persistence platform. The platform is not operational until the partner solution running on top is operational.