Owner of Rancher container management platform, SUSE announced the release of Longhorn 1.1, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation Sandbox project. The latest version allows Rancher users to use a Kubernetes-native storage solution in low-powered hardware at the edge. While bringing an enterprise-grade but vendor-neutral approach to cloud-native storage, DevOps can easily manage persistent data volumes in any Kubernetes environment.
The latest update also allows Rancher users to build additional into their edge environments with ARM64 support, new self-healing capabilities, and increased performance visibility. Longhorn 1.1 is designed to allow teams to store data reliably within the most hostile and resource-constrained environments. It also enables sharing volume storage between different paths on different nodes, unlike ReadWriteOnce methodologies.
The latest version also provides better insights and functionality within an organization’s storage infrastructure. With Prometheus support, it also provides real-time metrics of their storage health. Another new feature is enhanced node maintenance capabilities. Longhorn 1.1 also supports Kubernetes drain operations which help users with the safe performance of node maintenance.
A new Data Locality feature increases resilience in unstable network conditions. This new feature also keeps a storage replica local to the workload itself, which ensures that even if the node temporarily loses network connectivity, access to storage will never be lost.