Red Hat unveils unified open software-defined storage portfolio

Red Hat announced a unified open software defined storage portfolio by bringing together Ceph Storage and Gluster Storage to help enterprises in managing their workloads.

Red Hat Ceph Storage, formerly known as Inktank Ceph Enterprise, and Red Hat Gluster Storage, formerly known as Red Hat Storage Server, together use open source software and standard hardware.

Company said that both Red Hat Gluster Storage and Red Hat Ceph Storage are open source, scale out software defined storage solutions that run on commodity hardware and have durable, programmable architectures.

Both the storage solutions have their own strength, Red Hat Gluster Storage is suited for enterprise virtualization, analytics and enterprise sync and share workloads and Red Hat Ceph storage is suited for cloud infrastructure, such as OpenStack.


Company officials said that both Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage address workloads for archival and rich media, providing customers with choice and ensuring the best fit for their specific storage requirements.

“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,” said Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, storage and big data, Red Hat.

Few days ago, Red Hat has announced the availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, the first minor release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, which launched in June 2014 which delivers key enhancements to Red Hat’s next generation flagship platform.

Last year, Red Hat acquired pen source storage systems vendor Inktank for approximately $175 million in cash, which offers object and block storage software to enterprises deploying public or private clouds.

Shilpa Khatri

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