Red Hat Releases Storage Server 2.0

Jul 05, 2012

Red Hat's Storage Server 2.0 is a scalable, open source storage solution for unstructured data.

Red Hat, Inc. has announced the availability of Red Hat Storage Server 2.0, the company’s open source storage software solution for the management of unstructured data. According to the announcement, Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 is the industry’s first file storage solution to integrate easily with object storage, enabling users to combine larger amounts of storage into a single centralized pool. 

According to the announcement, Red Hat Storage, which is built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, allows customers to deploy cost-effective, scalable, and highly available storage without compromising on scale or performance. Red Hat Storage Server can be deployed on-premise, in private clouds, in public cloud infrastructures, or hybrid cloud environments. It 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 features compatibility with more than 50 dual-socket x86-based servers from industry leaders; 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.

Available only in Technology Preview, Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 is also offering support for big data infrastructure, with compatibility for Apache Hadoop that provides a new storage option for Hadoop deployments. The press release states, “With the ability to install Red Hat Storage in Hadoop environments, either in combination and along with Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), or as a replacement 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.” 

Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 is available immediately. For more information, please visit: http://www.redhat.com/products/storage-server/.

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