Modern applications store most of their data on hosted storage solutions. We use hosted block storage to back databases, hosted object storage for objects such as videos, and hosted file storage for file systems. Using a cloud provider for these storage systems can simplify scalability, durability, and availability–it can be less painful than taking care of storage yourself.
One downside: the storage systems offered by the cloud providers are not open source. The APIs might vary from provider to provider. Wiring your application to a particular storage service on a particular cloud could tightly couple you to that cloud.
Rook is a project for managing storage, built on Kubernetes. If you use a Rook cluster for your storage, you can port that storage model to any cloud, and have a consistent API for object, block, and file storage. In this episode, Bassam Tabbara describes the state of cloud storage, and why he started the Rook project.
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