Enterprise IT vendor Red Hat today announced that Red Hat Storage and HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 solution promise better RoI to CIOs.
Red Hat also announced the availability of the open software-defined storage experience at the HP Customer Center located in Grenoble, France.
The company said enterprise IT customers managing big, unstructured data workloads can now gain first-hand knowledge of open software-defined storage on leading storage servers through a hands-on experience of the combined Red Hat Storage and HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 solution.
In addition, Red Hat and HP launched a solution portal for online demonstrations of the joint solution and various workloads.
Software-defined storage comes in second in the top ten trends you need to watch according to Gartner. In addition, in the next 5 years the average enterprise will see data capacities grow more than 800 percent.
HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 servers provide up to three HP ProLiant compatible servers integrated with up to 60 storage drives for an extremely flexible storage server configuration. Designed for big data environments, HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 server reduces cost and power consumption through breakthrough storage density and flexible server configurations.
John Gromala, senior director of product management, HP Servers, HP, said: “HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 servers, integrated with software storage solutions such as Red Hat Storage, will enable our customers to evaluate this innovative solution and give them the tools to deploy to address their data challenges.”
Red Hat Storage connects the individual storage servers into a unified cluster of scale-out storage for unstructured data.
Built on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system and the GlusterFS distributed file system, Red Hat Storage provides open-source storage solution for unstructured data by scaling to petabytes while offering common data management services such as pooling, partitioning, mirroring, and load balancing across a cluster of storage servers, coupled with multi-site data replication.
Brent Compton, director, ecosystem, Storage and Big Data, Red Hat, said: “Multiple HP ProLiant SL4540 Gen8 servers clustered through Red Hat Storage offer a compelling alternative to more expensive, proprietary scale-out storage appliances.”