Red Hat Announces Unified Open Software-defined Storage Solutions

By CIOReview | Wednesday, March 25, 2015

FREMONT, CA: Red Hat decks up its storage portfolio with the announcement of its latest open source-based software-defined storage driven by the combined capabilities of Inktank Ceph Enterprise – the company it acquired in 2011 and rebranded as Red Hat Ceph Storage – and Red Hat Storage Server which is now called Red Hat Gluster Storage.

These solutions will enable enterprises to address their data storage challenges and at the same time empower them insights for informed decision making. With this new offering, Red Hat enables customers to manage their burgeoning data through open source software and standard hardware.  

The Red Hat Ceph Enterprise combines Ceph for data storage systems such as object and block storage with Ceph management platform as well as enhanced integration tools and support services. Ceph is a unified, distributed object, block, and file storage platform designed for greater performance, reliability, and scalability that are critical for enterprises.

Red Hat Gluster Storage on the other hand is an open, software-defined file storage system with no single point-of-failure. It is a storage platform that can be used at scale enabling easy management of Big Data at lower total cost of ownership (TCO.)

Both Red Hat Ceph Enterprise and Red Hat Gluster Storage are Red Hat certified which means that they are ready to work with partner hardware and software solutions.

“The Red Hat Storage product portfolio and open software-defined storage vision can truly help enterprise customers manage storage for current and emerging workloads in fast-growing new cloud infrastructures, such as OpenStack,” says Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage and Big Data, Red Hat.