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New CSI driver
“The pace of change in containerized environments is incredible,” says Gregory Touretsky, Senior Director, Product Management at Infinidat (www.infinidat.com) as the company announces the general availability of its Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver for Kubernetes and other CNCF-compliant containers environments.

The new driver is the direct result of customer demand to bring the automation and ease of use of InfiniBox to DevOps practices, and demonstrates Infinidat’s continued commitment to the Kubernetes ecosystem, as validated in the recent GigaOm Radar for Data Storage for Kubernetes (
https://gigaom.com/report/gigaom-radar-for-data-storage-for-kubernetes/)

Demonstrating Infinidat’s commitment to mission-critical Kubernetes deployments, the InfiniBox CSI Driver has been fully certified with major commercial Kubernetes distributions Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Integrated Edition.

Clients can access the Infinidat Operator for the InfiniBox CSI Driver through the Red Hat Ecosystem Catalog, simplifying deployment in Red Hat environments, and users of other Kubernetes platforms can deploy with Helm charts.  The InfiniBox CSI Driver is also listed in VMware Solutions Exchange.

“Starting from 2019 we're seeing growing popularity for our "Containers-as-a-Service" offering powered by Kubernetes.  Our customers are launching highly demanding containerised environments, leveraging reliability and scalability of this ecosystem.  Working with storage traditionally is a challenge in Kubernetes environments. The Infinidat CSI Driver will allow us and our customers to use the high performing, reliable InfiniBox system in a containerised environment. This new capability simplifies storage integration in Kubernetes clusters and makes InfiniBox even more convenient for us . I'm sure that our Kubernetes customers will appreciate this InfiniBox innovation,” says Mikhail Solovyov, Product Development Director at DataLine

Listed on the official CSI drivers table (
https://kubernetes-csi.github.io/docs/drivers.html), the InfiniBox CSI Driver is available at no charge through GitHub (https://github.com/Infinidat/infinibox-csi-driver) and Docker Hub (https://hub.docker.com/r/infinidat/infinidat-csi-driver).

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