List of Blog Posts

Importing a Gluster Volume to Kadalu Storage
Posted on Jan 25, 2022 by Aravinda Vishwanathapura

Gluster Storage and Kadalu Storage share the same filesystem backend that is GlusterFS. Which makes it natural to think about migrating a Gluster Volume to Kadalu Volume....

Introducing Kadalu Storage - Part 1
Posted on Jan 18, 2022 by Aravinda Vishwanathapura

After facing many challenges with Glusterd based Volume management, we experimented to integrate the GlusterFS core filesystem with Kubernetes without using Glusterd. This experiment helped us to understand that some of Gluster's capabilities are limited by the Management layer and not by the filesystem itself....

Happy New Year
Posted on Jan 11, 2022 by Aravinda Vishwanathapura

2021 was a great year for us with a handful of projects related to GlusterFS feature development, training, and other Open-source projects. We are excited about 2022 with many projects in the pipeline....

Announcing Kadalu Storage 0.8.3
Posted on Jun 28, 2021 by Aravinda Vishwanathapura

Disperse Storage, Archiving PVs, Better Arm support and much more...

Gdash - GlusterFS Dashboard 1.0 released
Posted on Oct 19, 2020 by Aravinda Vishwanathapura

At Kadalu.io, we reviewed the existing projects around GlusterFS and identified a few projects which can help the users to manage/monitor GlusterFS clusters....

gstatus 1.0
Posted on Aug 18, 2020 by Sachidananda Urs

gstatus is a command line tool which aggregates the various status information about GlusterFS cluster and presents the data in pretty printed format on the console....

Announcing Kadalu Storage 0.7
Posted on May 12, 2020 by Aravinda Vishwanathapura

Use Kadalu Storage as Local Storage alternative, experimental Arm support and much more...

Workloads in Public Clouds
Posted on Apr 16, 2020 by Amar Tumballi

Kadalu.IO's take on IDC's Public Cloud Spend research, and how we think it is fitting well with our roadmaps...

Kadalu Storage 0.6 and Future
Posted on Mar 1, 2020 by Aravinda Vishwanathapura

Kadalu team is actively working on creating the opinionated storage solution based on GlusterFS, and the new solution aims to improve the user experience by providing modern methods to manage the Storage cluster....

Small PVs and Kadalu Storage
Posted on Feb 11, 2020 by Aravinda Vishwanathapura

Kadalu Storage can provision the smallest Persistent Volume as low as 20MiB for the applications running in Kubernetes(k8s). Small PVs are attractive for many use cases like providing home dir for each container user or storing config files of applications etc....

How are we building for Kadalu v1.0?
Posted on Feb 4, 2020 by Sankarshan Mukhopadhyay

In the journey from v0.5 to v1.0 we aim to work through the tasks of maturing the set of capabilities which we consider to be required as part of the general availability of the release. We also intend to focus on reaching out to the users and engaging with them to understand how to streamline the switching over from Heketi to a Kadalu based deployment of Gluster as persistent storage....

Announcing Kadalu Storage 0.5
Posted on Jan 30, 2020 by Aravinda Vishwanathapura

We are excited to make available a new release of Kadalu Storage. The Kadalu Storage 0.5 continues to provide a lightweight solution to provision persistent storage for applications running in Kubernetes...

Kadalu Kubernetes(k8s) Storage
Posted on Jan 15, 2020 by Aravinda Vishwanathapura

Kadalu project offers a lightweight persistent storage solution for applications running in Kubernetes. Kadalu k8s storage solution is lightest among all the other k8s integrations using Gluster because Kadalu is integrated natively with Kubernetes without using Gluster's management daemon. With this many layers are reduced and completely isolated processes related to different storage devices....

Introducing Kadalu kubectl plugin
Posted on Jan 6, 2020 by Aravinda Vishwanathapura

Kadalu kubectl plugin further simplifies the hassle of generating storage YAML file and adding it to the Kadalu Storage....

kaDalu — cattle mode for storage
Posted on Jan 3, 2020 by Amar Tumballi

One of the primary goal for us at Kadalu is keeping things ‘simple’ (It was same for us when we started ‘Gluster’ project). As part of that, our goal was always minimum config, and steps to get things configured. And also, keep the dependency minimal. With release v0.4, kadalu is closer to the reality of true cattle mode for storage...

kaDalu — Ocean of potential in k8s storage
Posted on Aug 2, 2019 by Amar Tumballi

It has been more than 3 years since Kubernetes (k8s) picked up exponential growth. Now, almost every software company and every product are trying to latch on to this phenomena and expand. While such stupendous growth is a nice thing, it is not without its unique challenges....

Gluster and Kubernetes - Portmap
Posted on Jul 9, 2019 by Aravinda Vishwanathapura

If we remove Glusterd in k8s setup, who will do the role of Glusterd? How will the brick process get the port number?...

Gluster’s management in k8s
Posted on Jul 5, 2019 by Amar Tumballi

This blog gives a small snippet into the talk we are giving in DevConf.IN’19. Goes little deep into Gluster project details....

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