DoK Talks #96- Persistent Disk or StatefulSet?

Data on Kubernetes

Oct 26, 2021, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Virtual event

About this event


There is confusion amongst Kubernetes users as to when you should make a Deployment with a PVC and when you should use a StatefulSet with a PVC. There is also a general lack of understanding when it comes to disk access policies, what RWO/RWX mean and what they allow you to do. These concepts are complicated and require a deep level of understanding in order to avoid users making bad decisions that they come to regret later.

In this talk we will explore when you should use each type and what things you need to think about before making a decision. We'll also explore in detail how to safely deploy a multi-replica application with persistence using Portainer.

As part of the talk we will explore disk access policy, understand what RWO really is and how RWX disk access changes the equation in regards to persistence.


From this talk delegates will learn the difference between persistent disk and StatefulSet. They will learn when to use each (and when not to) and what are the pitfalls they should be aware of when deploying multi replica apps. They will also learn what is disk access policy, what is RWO and how RWX disk access changes the equation in regards to persistence


  • Neil Cresswell


    Founder & CEO


  • Bart Farrell

    Data on Kubernetes

    Community Builder


  • Paul Au

    Community Manager

  • Melissa Logan


  • Diogenese Topper

    Data on Kubernetes Community