Kubernetes® and LightOS™

Cloud-Native Storage for Kubernetes

LightOS persistent storage for Kubernetes provides a simple storage solution via the Container Storage Interface (CSI) that extends the efficiency of containers to NVMe flash while maintaining performance, flexibility and application portability. Because LightOS maximizes the utility of NVMe flash it offers the best value for performance, scalability and lower TCO. And it’s unlike other Kubernetes storage solutions, in that one LightOS cluster can support upstream K8s, OCP, Tanzu, OpenStack, and vSphere.

Accelerate Stateful Applications
with Simplified Storage

Most of the popular stateful applications [MongoDB, MySQL, Cassandra, Apache Kafka, Spark, etc.] benefit from local NVMe for low latency, high performance when deployed on bare metal. While utilizing local NVMe with Kubernetes Local Persistent Volume functionality meets the storage requirements for these applications, it breaks the benefits of Kubernetes container/application portability. And while many storage solutions offer persistent volumes, they compromise application performance.

Only LightOS delivers the performance of Local Persistent Volumes while retaining pod autonomy and freedom from server physicality. It’s cloud-native, software-defined storage that offers the high performance and low latency benefits of local NVMe SSDs, without compromising container/pod portability.

Persistence Without Compromise

Enables faster container migration between nodes

Enables faster container migration between nodes

Container Migration

Enables faster container migration between nodes


Provides high IOPs, low latency performance equivalent to local flash


Increases efficiency, flash endurance and scaling storage independently from compute


More uptime, increased SLAs–applications do not see drive failures and are able to migrate without full drive rebuilds

High-Performance, Software-Defined Storage
for Kubernetes

Standard Servers, NICs and SSDs

Software Defined Storage for Kubernetes

Additional Resources

Forbes Tech Council Article

Reimagining Cloud-Native Storage For Modern Apps On Kubernetes


Container Storage Interface Plugins: Overview & Implementation

Forbes Tech Council Article

Migrating Traditional Virtualized Apps To Kubernetes? You Can Consolidate Your Storage Too