Red Hat Releases a Technology Preview of Red Hat Gluster Storage

By CIOReview | Wednesday, May 20, 2015

VANCOUVER, BC: Red Hat, provider of open source solutions, announces a technology preview of Red Hat Gluster Storage with capabilities from the OpenStack community’s new Manila project.

Red Hat Gluster Storage has now expanded the options for hybrid cloud storage, and provides enterprises with a scale-out shared file system service for OpenStack cloud infrastructures.

“The Red Hat Storage Portfolio plays an important role in many enterprise OpenStack cloud deployments. The technology preview of Red Hat Gluster Storage with Manila can move customers another step forward in realizing their next-generation enterprise datacenter plans, says ”Ranga RangachariVice president and general manager, Storage and Big Data, Red Hat.

Red Hat was the initial software-defined storage member of the OpenStack Manila project that provisions and manages distributed file systems for OpenStack clouds.  OpenStack Manila’s framework offers a vendor-neutral management API for provisioning and attaching different shared file systems. Working in a multi-tenant cloud environment, OpenStack Manila operates alongside the existing OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder) and OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) services.