Red Hat’s Approach with Open, Software Defined Storage (A Four Part Series)

Part 2: Community Driven Innovation

By Steve Bohac, Red Hat Storage Product Marketing

Two weeks ago, we posted the blog “Open Software Defined Storage – Don’t Get Fooled By The False ‘Open’ and Get Locked-In Again”. Coincident with that blog, the IT analyst firm Gartner placed ‘Software Defined Anything’ in its list for Top IT Trends for 2014. With this proclamation, as well as recent discussions in the storage market about software-defined storage, we wanted to spend some time to discuss the graphic shown in our original blog and what Red Hat’s approach is to this important and growing market trend and why we believe that a truly open approach will ultimately win the day. Today’s entry is the second in a four part mini-series.

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Red Hat’s Approach with Open, Software Defined Storage (A Four Part Series)

Part 1: Open, Software-Defined Storage

by Steve Bohac, Red Hat Storage Product Marketing

Hopefully, by now you have seen the below graphic before. Two weeks ago, we posted the blog “Open Software Defined Storage – Don’t Get Fooled By The False ‘Open’ and Get Locked-In Again”.

Additionally, Gartner recently placed ‘Software Defined Anything’ in it’s list for Top IT Trends for 2014. With this proclamation, as well as recent discussions in the storage market about software-defined storage, we wanted to spend some time to discuss the graphic shown in that blog and what Red Hat’s approach is to this important and growing market trend and why a truly open approach will ultimately win the day. Today’s entry will begin a four part mini-series.

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Red Hat Modern Data Protection Webinar and Road Tour

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This winter, the Red Hat Storage team is preparing to host a Modern Data Protection Webinar series. This series of three eSeminars will cover a variety of topics related to open, software-defined storage and the rapid transformation of the storage market. Learn how to optimize your data management and protection strategies across on-premise, cloud, and hybrid cloud environments.

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Community Spotlight: Gluster Congratulates OpenStack on Havana Release

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by John Mark Walker, Gluster Community Lead

We are very excited about the OpenStack Foundation’s latest Havana release, which we see as an important advancement in OpenStack community. This iteration includes performance enhancements for OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder), Compute (Nova) and Image Service (Glance), as well as a native template language for OpenStack Orchestration (Heat). Additionally, the features in the Havana release will continue to function seamlessly alongside GlusterFS, which is the backbone of Red Hat’s Storage solution.

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Smaller, smarter software: The evolution of storage

By Scott Clinton

Over the years, storage technologies have become continually smaller and continually smarter.

And, recently, these technologies have evolved to become based on software, not hardware.

The freedom that software-defined storage provides is familiar, because the evolution of storage has taken a similar trajectory to something we’ve all been carrying in our pockets for years: the mobile phone.

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Gearing up for AWS re:Invent Boot Camp

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The Red Hat team is gearing up for this year’s AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, NV, from November 12-15. We’ll be sponsoring a hands-on training bootcamp for AWS Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) users who want to learn how to deploy highly available storage across existing enterprise applications.

This full-day class will give you the opportunity to create your own multi-terabyte scale-out network attached storage solution in AWS. Learn how to cluster together EC2 and EBS resources to create a secure, high-performance, highly available storage subsystem in minutes. We’ll also describe how to set up a NAS architecture with synchronous replication between AWS availability zones and asynchronous geo-replication across AWS regions.

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Intuit wins 2013 Red Hat Innovation Award for Best Storage Innovation (VIDEO)

by Heather Wellington @Redhat

Intuit, the company behind popular Software-as-a-Service offerings like QuickBooks, Quicken, and TurboTax, needed an agile and reliable storage solution for its TurboTax suite of tax preparation products. Intuit faces a unique set of challenges with this product, because customer demand is highly seasonal. In the months and weeks leading up to April 15, they need to provide their customers with fast access to TurboTax across multiple devices without the risk of downtime.

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Open Software Defined Storage – Don’t get fooled by the false “Open” and get locked-in once again

By Scott Clinton @ Redhat

Open software-defined storage is transforming the way organizations tackle their data management challenges. More and more of companies are seeing how it can open up the opportunity to significantly reduce costs, efficiently contend with the exploding data landscape, and support today’s increasingly software-defined and hybrid datacenter all while discovering the new roles and value software-based storage platforms can bring, now that open software-defined storage is enabling organization to take data, as is, out of the box.

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HP and Red Hat delivering next generation scale-out storage

By Walter Tessmann @ Redhat

With unprecedented growth in unstructured data, new data management problems are emerging in terms of volume, variety, velocity, and scale of data. Enterprises have seen enormous gains in scalability, flexibility, and affordability as they switched from locked-in architectures to flexible, industry-standard designs, which promote choice and cost effectiveness. HP and Red Hat have collaborated to deliver a purpose-built innovative solution to address data growth challenges at volume economics, while maintaining a simple, open and standard approach to big data infrastructure deployment.

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