Red Hat Redefines Enterprise and Hybrid Cloud Storage
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (from RED HAT SUMMIT AND JBOSS WORLD 2012) – June 28, 2012 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the worldwide availability of Red Hat Storage Server 2.0, the company’s scale-out, open source storage software solution for the management of unstructured data. Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 transforms the enterprise and cloud storage market by – for the primary time – combining community-powered innovation with the amount economics of industry standard x86 servers across on-premise, cloud or hybrid environments.
Across industries, the quantity of unstructured data – starting from social media content, text and emails to image, video and audio files – is exploding due to digitization, mobility and our increasingly connected world, and dramatically outpacing the expansion of structured data. By 2020, the expansion of Internet-connected devices and sensors is projected to arrive 50 billion,1 a prediction that supports IDC’s estimate that the full volume of the digital universe – made out of 90 percent unstructured data and calculated at 1.8 zettabytes in 2011 – increases by an element of fifty in 2020.2 Because the volume of unstructured data continues to grow, organizations are facing challenges managing both compute and knowledge, and closed source, proprietary and monolithic hardware storage solutions will not be equipped to assist organizations handle this onslaught in a value-effective or scalable manner.
Red Hat Storage solutions leverage community-powered innovation to deal with scale-out storage challenges. Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 is the industry’s first file storage option to integrate easily with object storage, enabling users to mix larger amounts of storage right into a single centralized pool. Unified file and object storage simplifies the management of various forms of data, giving customers powerful storage and data flexibility, the flexibility to efficiently scale to satisfy exploding unstructured data storage demands and adorning information access options in a more cost-effective manner.
Built at the industry-leading Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system, Red Hat Storage provides freedom of choice by allowing customers to deploy cost-effective, scalable and highly available storage without compromising on scale or performance. Red Hat Storage Server can easily be deployed on-premise, in private clouds, in public cloud infrastructures or hybrid cloud environments and is optimized for storage-intensive enterprise workloads including high-performance computing, near-line archival and rich media content clouds.
Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 also features the next key innovations:
Expanded choice, offering compatibility with greater than 50 dual-socket x86-based servers from industry leaders
Open and standards-based, Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 features support for industry-leading file access protocols including Common Internet File System (CIFS), Network File System (NFS), HTTP and OpenStack Swift; and
Control without compromising data accessibility and availability, including geo-replication, equipping Red Hat Storage to deal with essentially the mostsome of the most demanding production workloads.
Available only in Technology Preview, Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 could also be offering support for large data infrastructure, with compatibility for Apache Hadoop that offers a brand new storage option for Hadoop deployments. Having the ability to install Red Hat Storage in Hadoop environments, either together and together with Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), or instead for HDFS, this Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 technology preview enables faster file access and opens up data within Hadoop deployments to other file-based or object-based applications. Also available only in Technology Preview is a management console for Red Hat Storage. In keeping with the oVirt Project – the open source infrastructure and virtualization management platform – the Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 management console technology preview gives users visibility and control into their storage clusters via a single pane of glass.
Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 is out there immediately, and launches with an industry-leading ecosystem, giving users access to a broad choice of storage services.
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Ranga Rangachari, vp and general manager, Storage, Red Hat
“After several months of successful beta testing at leading companies around the globe, coupled with the progress we’ve made since we entered the size-out storage market last fall when Red Hat acquired Gluster, we’re excited to take away the beta label and offer Red Hat Storage Server to the market. Within the coming years, open source storage solutions and volume x86 servers are expected to radically change the storage market within the same way that Linux and volume x86 servers transformed the server market, and with Red Hat Storage we’re positioning ourselves to be on the very forefront of this industry transformation.”
James VanEe, IT director, Institute for Biotechnology and Life Science Technologies, Cornell University
“The Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) uses Red Hat Storage to support our Institute of of Biotechnology and Life Science Technologies, which needed a storage platform robust enough to deal with data produced by Genomics, Proteomics and Imaging technologies. With Red Hat Storage, we’ve gained a highly scalable and reliable storage solution that has allowed us to conform to our growing IT needs while remaining cost-effective.”
Hideto Kamio, manager, Information Systems Div., System Infrastructure Management Dept., IT Platform Dept. at SOFTBANK TELECOM Corp.
“With a lot of choices for giant distributed file systems on commoditized x86 servers, we value Red Hat Storage highly since it reduces the complexity of our infrastructure by delivering availability, stability and straightforwardness of implementation and operation. There’s a need for scalable storage infrastructures to be used in public clouds, on-premise and hybrid clouds. We strongly believe Red Hat Storage might be a terrific fit for enterprise-class use cases, a bit like other Red Hat products.”
Terri McClure, senior storage analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
“Red Hat helps to pave the manner for a fundamental change inside the way storage is sold and consumed. With software-based, scale-out unified file and object storage, deployable on-premise or inside the public cloud, supporting unstructured and semi-structured big data, Red Hat customers are actually ready to standardize on a scalable storage infrastructure that supports a broad range of application and user information accessibly requirements.”
Stan Zaffos, vp and research director, Storage, Gartner
“Users eager to contain storage costs while satisfying an ever-expanding need for giant data and archive storage are able to embrace solutions that deliver commodity economics without sacrificing availability or performance. Scale-out storage built using professionally supported open source storage software running on x86 servers configured with direct attached storage components offer both low-priced and high product attractiveness.”
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