In this edition: longer lasting data! If you’re coming here from part one, you should have a single-node Rancher Kubernetes node just waiting to be explored. This part will go into more detail about some important components and how to use them to your advantage. Storage in a Nutshell Kubernetes, just like Docker, is stateless. As soon as you stop a pod, the data it contained is gone forever. This is only really a bad thing if you’re running something that needs to have persistent storage, like a database or wiki.