Challenges in Deploying Kubernetes on Hyperconverged Infrastructure


Kubernetes provides well defined interfaces to integrate storage and networking through CSI and CNI. However, deploying Kubernetes on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) poses multiple challenges.

In this session, we will explore the evolution of public cloud infrastructure and explain how they have overcome some of these challenges using hardware offloads. We will further demonstrate how Diamanti’s bare metal hyperconverged infrastructure has solved these challenges for private cloud environments by leveraging Kubernetes orchestration to deploy containers as well as virtual machines to co-exist on the same platform.


  • Evolution of AWS EC2 and Hyperconverged Infrastructure
  • Hyperconverged Infrastructure requirements for Kubernetes and containerized applications
  • Demo: Deploy multi-instance WordPress application using Kubernetes, Deploy KVM for legacy application (yet-to-be-containerized) using Kubernetes,  I/O isolation with QoS for performance