Thinking persistent storage for containers? Five reasons you need Red Hat Gluster Storage

By Irshad Raihan, Red Hat Storage

In a recent post, we announced that Red Hat Gluster Storage is now available as a Docker image in the Red Hat container registry. This represents the second important step toward our vision of storage as a service, delivered and managed alongside applications deployed in containers. The first step was its availability as a fully supported storage back-end for Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 in a dedicated storage cluster, leveraging kubernetes GlusterFS volume driver.

As we get closer to a public announcement in the summer, please continue to watch this space for new developments and offer feedback on interesting use cases or trends around container adoption. Watch the following video on efforts underway at Red Hat to containerize the storage platform, from Luis Pabón, our lead engineer on the emerging technologies team.

Here are the top five reasons you’d consider Red Hat Gluster Storage over any other software-defined or traditional storage provider as a persistent storage layer for containers:

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