Abstractions in Container Storage: The Rex-Ray and CSI Story

Episode 223 · December 19th, 2017 · 31 mins 5 secs

About this Episode

On today's episode of The New Stack Makers, we sat down with {code} Technical Director Clinton Kitson to learn more about CSI, and how storage abstraction is impacting developers working with containers today.

In earlier times, storage interfaces means drivers that were installed on hardware. Here we are today with containers and the container storage Interface (CSI) that serve as abstractions to connect storage architectures to container-based environments. This brings us to REX-Ray, an open source project that has grown to become the first stable, working model of the open source Container Storage Interface (CSI), an effort to define an industry storage standard that will enable storage vendors to develop a plugin once and have it work across multiple container orchestration systems.

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