Top 2014 Storage Predictions

by Ranga Rangachari, Vice President and General Manager, Red Hat Storage

The storage industry has seen dramatic shifts in the past few years with the massive explosion of unstructured data and the emergence of open hybrid cloud deployments. And, this trend is expected to continue for several years. Looking through a storage crystal ball, here are my top predictions for 2014. Should they come true, the industry will see more community-driven, standards-based storage and big data innovations that give enterprise IT the agility to deliver services their users need.

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

Today’s Post: Red Hat Storage Server In Action

By Steve Bohac, Red Hat Storage Product Marketing

Several weeks ago, we posted the blog “Open Software Defined Storage – Don’t Get Fooled By The False ‘Open’ and Get Locked-In Again”. Today’s entry is the conclusion of this four part mini-series.

We understand how difficult it is to optimize your storage for innovation and growth, and our goal is to help enterprises on their journey to convert their data centers from cost centers into revenue-generators. Red Hat Storage Server has helped businesses of all varieties achieve their objectives. Here’s how open, software-defined storage has helped a few organizations get to the next level:

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Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop with Red Hat Storage

Walter Tessmann @ Red Hat

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Red Hat Storage is now integrated with the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop software (Intel® Distribution) to provide a scalable infrastructure for big data storage and analytics.  The Intel Distribution provides the open source Apache Hadoop software platform with industry-leading performance and hardware-enhanced security, and includes Intel software tools for enterprise-grade management.  Red Hat Storage provides a storage platform that is both cost-effective and highly scalable.

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

Part 3: Red Hat Storage Server Delivers on the Promise

By Steve Bohac, Red Hat Storage Product Marketing

Several 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.

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