logo-polaris-1Astra Control – Storage provisioning and data management for Kubernetes

Application-aware data
management built for Kubernetes

Astra Control offers stateful Kubernetes workloads a rich set of storage and application-aware data management services powered by NetApp’s trusted data protection technology.

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Astra Control is an application-aware data management solution that manages, protects and moves data-rich Kubernetes workloads in both public clouds and on-premises. Astra Control enables data protection, disaster recovery, and migration for your Kubernetes workloads leveraging NetApp’s industry-leading data management technology for snapshots, backups, replication, and cloning.

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About Astra Trident

Astra Trident provides orchestration and data connectivity for Kubernetes applications. It is a Kubernetes Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver and is deployed as a free open source offering from NetApp.

Trident integrates natively with Kubernetes and its Persistent Volume framework to seamlessly provision and manage volumes from systems running any combination of NetApp’s ONTAP (AFF/FAS/Select/Cloud/Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP), Element Software (NetApp HCI/SolidFire), plus our Azure NetApp Files service in Azure, Cloud Volumes Service for AWS, and Cloud Volumes Service for GCP.

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Use Astra in
3 simple steps
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    Register your K8s clusters with Astra.

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    Astra automatically discovers your applications in K8s clusters.

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    Snapshot, backup, restore, and clone your applications with just a few clicks!

Why Trident is different

Relative to other Kubernetes provisioners, Trident is novel in the following respects.

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It is the first out-of-tree, out-of-process storage provisioner that works by watching events at the Kubernetes API Server, affording it levels of visibility and flexibility that cannot otherwise be achieved.



It is capable of orchestrating across multiple platforms at the same time through a unified interface. Rather than tying a request for a persistent volume to a particular system, Trident selects one from those it manages based on the higher-level qualities that the user is looking for in their volume.

Use cases
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    Data protection with snapshots

    With Astra you can take application-aware snapshots for local data protection. If you accidentally delete or corrupt your data, you can revert your applications and associated data to a previously recorded snapshot within the same Kubernetes cluster.

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    Disaster recovery with remote backups

    With Astra you can take a full application-aware backup of your application and state which can be used to restore your application with its data to a different Kubernetes cluster in the same or a different region addressing your DR use-cases.

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    Application mobility for dev-test, migration, and upgrades with instant active clones

    With Astra you can move an entire application along with its data from one Kubernetes cluster to another, no matter where the clusters are located.


  • Flexible deployment model​

    Available as both a fully managed service or as self-managed on-premises software, Astra Control offers on-demand access that scales from the smallest applications to the largest enterprise workloads. Astra Control provides data portability with your choice of Kubernetes.

  • NetApp proven and trusted data protection technology

    Entrusted by the Fortune 1000 and leading cloud providers for mission critical data availability, performance and security, based on NetApp’s 25 years of data protection technology.

  • Rich set of application-aware data management services

    Easily backup and restore stateful Kubernetes applications. Migrate applications across clusters and clouds and create working application clones.

  • Automatic backups and storage class setup​

    Tailored backups, app-consistent snapshots, and data encryption based on your desired protection configuration.

  • Consistent UI for application data management

    Unified console for data management operations and catalogue of any application running on any Kubernetes cluster.

  • Data protection management

    Clear visualization of data protection status, activity logs, and simple data protection management.

Pricing plans

  • Free plan

    Everything you need to get your team up and running.

    10 applications limit

  • Premium plan


    per minute per managed app

    Unlimited applications

  • Premium subscription

  • Software Subscription