Re: Announcing Volume Services for Cloud Foundry

Julz Friedman

This is ridiculously cool - nice work Persils!

On Wed, 21 Sep 2016 at 02:50, Shannon Coen <scoen(a)> wrote:


Shannon Coen
Product Manager, Cloud Foundry
Pivotal, Inc.

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 4:28 PM, Kayode Odeyemi <dreyemi(a)> wrote:

Thank you very much.

So much awesomeness.

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM, Shawn Nielsen <sknielse(a)>

Thanks to all who helped contribute and make this happen! This is
fantastic news.

On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 3:56 PM, Mike Youngstrom <youngm(a)>

This is great! Something many of my customers have been wanting for a
long time. Now to figure out how to integrate it with our NetApp NFS.


On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 3:31 PM, Ted Young <tyoung(a)> wrote:

As of cf-242
and Service Broker API v2.10, Cloud Foundry now ships with support for *Volume
Services*: filesystem-based data services. The v2.10 API is a release
candidate, and will be considered GA unless a bug in the implementation is
fond. An experimental version of the API was added in v2.9.

Until recently, the only data services that have been allowed are ones
with network-based interfaces, such as a SQL database. With Volume
Services, brokers can now attach data services which have a
filesystem-based interface.

Currently, we have platform support for Shared Volumes. Shared Volumes
are distributed filesystems, such as NFS-based systems, which allow all
instances of an application to share the same mounted volume simultaneously
and access it concurrently.

This feature adds two new concepts to CF: *Volume Mounts* for Service
Brokers and *Volume Drivers* for Diego Cells. Details can be found in
the links below.

*CF Summit Talk:*

If you're going to CF Summit Europe, be sure to check out Julian's
talk detailing the types of Shared Volume Services available, and their

If you're interested in rolling out a volume service, please be in
touch. You can ask questions here, on the OSS #persi
<> slack channel, or
email me directly at tyoung(a)


Ted Young
Persistence Project Lead, Pivotal

Odeyemi 'Kayode O. t: @charyorde

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