Chapter 4. External storage services
Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation can use IBM FlashSystems or make services from an external Red Hat Ceph Storage cluster available for consumption through OpenShift Container Platform clusters running on the following platforms:
- VMware vSphere
- Bare Metal
- Red Hat OpenStack platform (Technology preview)
The OpenShift Data Foundation operators create and manage services to satisfy persistent volume and object bucket claims against external services. External cluster can serve Block, File and Object storage classes for applications running on OpenShift Container Platform. External clusters are not deployed or managed by operators.