Availability of Red Hat Gluster Storage in Microsoft Azure

Sayan Saha, head of Product Management, Red Hat Gluster Storage and Big Data, Red Hat

Today, we announced our plans to make several Red Hat offerings, including Red Hat Gluster Storage, available in Microsoft Azure as fully supported offerings. Red Hat Gluster Storage offers Azure users a scale-out, POSIX compatible, massively scalable, elastic file storage solution with a global namespace.

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Red Hat Storage gets a Facelift on Redhat.com

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If you haven’t yet noticed by now, Red Hat just relaunched our website. And in particular, we’re super excited about the launch of the new Red Hat Storage web pages. The new Red Hat Storage product pages provides a single reference source to get the latest on storage including: Red Hat Storage Server, Inktank by Red Hat, Gluster, Ceph and Big Data solutions. We hope you will find the site to be much more informative, insightful and easier to navigate. And, since we’re the leader of open source technology, we believe in putting our money where our mouth is…the site will be powered by open source technologies such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Satellite, Drupal and OpenShift, across many aspects of the site.

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What Can a Paper Shredder Teach Us About Big Data?

by Irshad Raihan, Red Hat Storage – Big Data Product Marketing

The trusty paper shredder in my home office died last week. I’m in the market for a new one. Years ago, when I purchased “Shreddy” (of course, it had a name) after a brief conversation with a random store clerk, choices were few and information scarce. In fact, paper shredders weren’t really considered standard personal office equipment as they are today. Most good shredders were built for offices not homes. Back in the market more than a decade later, it’s clear that the search for a new shredder is going to be trickier than I had imagined.

A paper shredder is a lot like big data.

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The Data Life Cycle Has Changed. Are You Ready?

by Irshad Raihan, Red Hat Storage – Big Data Product Marketing

Digital data has been around for centuries in one form or the other. Commercial tabulating machines have been available since the late 1800’s when they were used for accounting, inventory and population census. Why then do we label today as the Big Data age? What dramatically changed in the last 10-15 years that has the entire IT industry chomping at the bit?

More data? Certainly. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg. There are two big drivers that have contributed to the classic V’s (Volume, Variety, Velocity) of Big Data. The first is the commoditization of computing hardware – servers, storage, sensors, cell phones – basically anything that runs on silicon. The second is the explosion in the number of data authors – both machines and humans.

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Exciting news: Red Hat is to acquire Inktank, provider of Ceph

We made some news today about our intent to acquire Inktank. It’s pretty exciting news – it means Red Hat Storage, already an attractive offering (if we do say so ourselves!), is going to benefit from the world-class object and block storage capabilities of Inktank Ceph Enterprise. By combining GlusterFS’ file and object capabilities with Inktank’s block and object capabilities, we’re going to enable users and developers to innovate with some of the best open source storage software in the market, all while creating a very competitive alternative to traditional proprietary storage systems from companies like EMC.

A little more about Ceph

Inktank hit the scene with Ceph back in 2012. Ceph is a scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that runs on commodity hardware. It was developed by Inktank’s founder and chief technology officer, Sage Weil, as a replacement for legacy storage systems, and provides a unified solution for cloud computing environments. Ceph has been helping its customers scale their storage to the Exabyte level and beyond.

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Summit Spotlight: Don’t Miss These Storage Tracks and Sessions

Summit Spotlight: Don’t Miss These Storage Tracks and Sessions

Red Hat Summit kicks off this year from April 14-17th in San Francisco, CA. We’ve organized more than 150 breakout sessions, each with a unique solution-focus, but attendees of all experience levels will see a variety of products, demos, customer success stories, and more.

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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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Virtual Storage Appliance for Amazon Web Services Released

Many of you have been asking about it, and now it’s here! Red Hat’s Virtual Storage Appliance for Amazon Web Services is here. This gives your legacy apps a gateway to the AWS cloud. The long and short of it:

Red Hat Virtual Storage Appliance for AWS features both synchronous and asynchronous file replication, assuring data availability across AWS Availability Zones. Synchronous replication provides users with redundancy and protection within a single datacenter or multiple datacenters and availability zones in a region, while asynchronous geo-replication offers data availability across all AWS Regions. Red Hat Virtual Storage Appliance is POSIX compliant meaning that no application modifications are required for data access in the cloud.

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Gluster Grows Global Reach Through Partnership with CSS Corp

Leading Information Communications Technology services company adds GlusterFS to portfolio to deliver a high-performance, scale-out storage system to help organizations control rising storage costs

Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions, today announced its partnership with CSS Corp, a global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) services company. CSS Corp’s presence in key markets like the US, Europe and India will help Gluster meet the widespread demand and need for an innovative scale-out NAS storage solution like GlusterFS.

“We at CSS Corp, focus extensively on talent and experience to ensure that our end users’ needs are being met capably, comprehensively and cost-effectively. By partnering with Gluster, we are expanding our storage services and offering our customers a scale-out storage solution that will help organizations control perpetually rising storage costs and thus enjoy great and secure storage services,” said Sandip Deb, senior vice president at CSS Corp.

Gluster’s software-only solutions enable enterprises to deploy storage as a virtualized, commoditized, and scale-on-demand pool, radically reducing storage costs. CSS Corp is focused on designing, developing, deploying and managing end-to-end IT and network services for its clients that will allow them to address the current and future needs of their infrastructure. With the addition of GlusterFS to its array of services, CSS Corp will now able to deliver a storage option to customers requiring massively scalable, highly available storage for their dynamic storage infrastructure.

“CSS Corp has a proven track record and global reach to deliver enhanced value and innovative services to its customers,” said Jeff Olson, senior director of channel sales at Gluster. “The worldwide popularity of Gluster is growing every day and with CSS Corp’s global presence we are pleased to team up with them on this new agreement. We are looking forward to helping their customers reduce storage costs and scale performance while also providing high availability on demand.”

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About Gluster Technology
Gluster’s software-only solutions let enterprises deploy storage the same way they deploy computing today–as a virtualized, commoditized, and scale-on-demand pool, radically improving storage economics. Combined with the customer’s choice of commodity computing and storage resources, Gluster can scale-out to petabytes of capacity and GB/s of throughput at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems. Gluster ensures high availability with n-way replication both within and between public and private data centers. Gluster is deployable both on-premise (as a virtual appliance or bare-metal software appliance) and in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Gluster is the primary author and maintainer of the open-source GlusterFS software, which has been downloaded over 200,000 times.

About Gluster
Gluster is the leading provider of open source storage solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds. Over 150 enterprises worldwide have used Gluster in commercial deployments ranging from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes, across the most demanding applications in digital media delivery, healthcare, Internet, energy and biotech. Gluster is privately-held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Visit us at www.gluster.com.

CSS Corp
CSS Corp (www.csscorp.com) is a fast growing global information and communications technology company with an impeccable record for designing, developing, deploying and managing end-to-end IT and network services. CSS Corp is headquartered in San Jose, California, USA and has delivery centers around the World including Chennai, Bangalore, Pune and Coimbatore in India, Utah, Boston in the USA, Manila in Philippines, Poland & Mauritius. CSS Corp employs in excess of 5000 people globally. From application development, testing and optimization through to enterprise-level cloud enablement and round the clock technical support services, CSS Corp provides a truly impressive range of quality services that focus on delivering strategic value and operational efficiency for its customers. The company is backed by investors including SAIF Partners, Goldman Sachs and Sierra Ventures.

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Gluster Teams Up with Savage IO to Provide Cost-Effective NAS Storage

Storage systems manufacturer adds GlusterFS to deliver high-performance, scale-out storage system to help organizations control rising storage costs

Sunnyvale, Calif. – September 13, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions, today announced a partnership with Savage IO, a veteran owned company that designs, manufactures and sells cutting edge NAS network storage servers . Savage IO has integrated GlusterFS into its American-made data storage systems for on-premise, virtual and cloud environments to deliver high functionality and performance cost effectively.

“As data center demands increase, storage requirements are also increasing, leading to rising costs. At Savage IO, we are focused on controlling these costs while delivering performance, scalability and reliability,” said Joshua Roberto, CEO of Savage IO. “We assure our customers of the best price performance and reliability, without the reflections, bottlenecks and signal loss often associated with cheaper parts. This commitment makes this the ideal partnership as Gluster is also dedicated to providing high performance, reliable storage at a cost that doesn’t break enterprise budgets.”

Three characteristics set Savage IO apart from traditional storage vendors: hardware, design and costs. The company focuses on delivering a flawless infrastructure that enables customers to integrate this new solution into their existing networks, without the fear of vendor lock-in. By designing a more effective system, Savage IO provides a denser storage that can be utilized with fewer units and an overall decrease in footprint and total cost of ownership.

Gluster and Savage IO are working closely to help customers get the most out of their storage infrastructure. Savage IO’s infrastructure, matched with Gluster’s innovative scale-out storage software, enables customers to control costs while delivering the performance and reliability they need to have a successful storage deployment. Currently, Savage IO customers are using GlusterFS in a wide range of industries and use cases including healthcare, financial services and private cloud deployments.

“Storage costs have been increasing dramatically due to the explosion of data and enterprise budgets are straining under the weight of high-cost storage systems from traditional vendors,” said Jeff Olson, senior director of channel sales at Gluster. “By partnering with Savage IO, we are uniting two companies focused on the same mission–delivering quality storage solutions cost effectively.”

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About Gluster Technology
Gluster’s software-only solutions let enterprises deploy storage the same way they deploy computing today–as a virtualized, commoditized, and scale-on-demand pool, radically improving storage economics. Combined with the customer’s choice of commodity computing and storage resources, Gluster can scale-out to petabytes of capacity and GB/s of throughput at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems. Gluster ensures high availability with n-way replication both within and between public and private data centers. Gluster is deployable both on-premise (as a virtual appliance or bare-metal software appliance) and in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Gluster is the primary author and maintainer of the open-source GlusterFS software, which has been downloaded over 200,000 times.

About Gluster
Gluster is the leading provider of open source storage solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds. Over 150 enterprises worldwide have used Gluster in commercial deployments ranging from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes, across the most demanding applications in digital media delivery, healthcare, Internet, energy and biotech. Gluster is privately-held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Visit us at www.gluster.com.

Savage IO
Savage IO is a veteran-owned and operated technology company that designs, manufactures, and sells cutting edge NAS network data storage systems. These American-made solutions are designed by user-engineers that understand the importance of quality, reliability and price. Savage IO provides completely redundant solutions that integrate SSD technology, innovative design and the greatest rack density in the world and does this a lower cost per IOP price than any other solution on the market. We work with companies and organizations all over the world, providing them with high performance, cost effective, enterprise-level data storage. Whether it’s 500 users or 500,000, we ensure your company has the ability to store its critical data.

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Maverick Marketing for Savage IO
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Gluster Named Winner in 2011 InfoWorld Bossie Awards

Leading open source storage provider’s scale-out NAS solution recognized as one of the best open source data center and cloud software solutions of the year

Sunnyvale, Calif. – September 8, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions, has been announced as one of IDG’s InfoWorld 2011 Bossie Award recipients for best open source data center and cloud software. The InfoWorld Bossie Awards recognize each year the best business-oriented open source software products. Gluster was named among other leading innovative open source projects.

“In every software category worth mentioning, you’ll find a competitive open source solution. And in some cases, open source is the only solution,” said Doug Dineley, executive editor/test center, InfoWorld. “Our 2011 Bossie Award winners represent the best that open source has to offer in application development, desktop productivity, mobile computing, and the data center.”

At the core of Gluster’s storage solutions is GlusterFS, an open source, distributed file system that is deployable from terabytes to petabytes and currently being used in several petabyte-plus deployments. Gluster’s software-only storage solution allows enterprises to deploy storage as a virtualized, commoditized, and scale-out on-demand storage pool. Enabling IT organizations to deploy scalable, high performance, and highly available storage, Gluster radically improves storage economics to help control skyrocketing storage costs.

“We are extremely pleased to be named a winner of the 2011 Bossie Awards,” said Ben Golub, president and CEO of Gluster. “We are dedicated to developing and providing GlusterFS users with the best open source storage solution available and our market traction and customer adoption is proof of this. We are honored to be recognized by InfoWorld for our efforts.”

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About Gluster Technology
Gluster’s software-only solutions let enterprises deploy storage the same way they deploy computing today–as a virtualized, commoditized, and scale-on-demand pool, radically improving storage economics. Combined with the customer’s choice of commodity computing and storage resources, Gluster can scale-out to petabytes of capacity and GB/s of throughput at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems. Gluster ensures high availability with n-way replication both within and between public and private data centers. Gluster is deployable both on-premise (as a virtual appliance or bare-metal software appliance) and in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Gluster is the primary author and maintainer of the open-source GlusterFS software, which has been downloaded over 200,000 times.

About Gluster
Gluster is the leading provider of open source storage solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds. Over 150 enterprises worldwide have used Gluster in commercial deployments ranging from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes, across the most demanding applications in digital media delivery, healthcare, Internet, energy and biotech. Gluster is privately-held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Visit us at www.gluster.com.

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Gluster Partners with Redapt to Deliver Scale-Out NAS Storage

Leading systems integrator to distribute Gluster’s high performance, highly scalable storage technology to better address today’s storage requirements

Sunnyvale, Calif. – September 7, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions, today announced a partnership with Redapt, Inc., an innovative data center architecture and infrastructure solutions provider. Under this agreement, Redapt will integrate GlusterFS with hardware providing customers with highly-scalable NAS storage technology for on-premise, virtual and cloud environments.

“With the dramatic rise of unstructured data, storage has quickly become a major pain point for enterprises,” said Matt Huff, vice president of business development at Redapt. “This partnership with Gluster brings a great technology to our storage offerings and is enabling us to offer a comprehensive, cost-effective storage solution that delivers the scalability, performance and reliability that our customers need to effectively run their data centers. Our customers are already experiencing the benefits Gluster has to offer.”

Gluster and Redapt will work closely to help customers more effectively manage storage costs. Gluster’s storage solutions have let thousands of enterprises deploy storage the same way they deploy computing today–as a virtualized, commoditized, and scale-on-demand pool, radically improving storage economics. Combined with the customer’s choice of commodity computing and storage resources, Gluster can scale-out to petabytes of capacity and GB/s of throughput at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems. Gluster ensures high availability with n-way replication both within and between public and private data centers. Gluster is deployable both on-premise (as a virtual appliance or bare-metal software appliance) and in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services.

Redapt is focused on delivering tightly-integrated IT solutions assembled from the best technologies available to decrease operating costs and improve total cost of ownership. With deep expertise, Redapt offers competitive pricing, asset management and performance improvements. This new partnership with Gluster enables Redapt to continue on its mission to provide high-performance, cost-effective IT environments and allows the company to meet a wide variety of storage needs at a low cost.

“Redapt has a great track record spanning over two decades of delivering its customers with reliable, vendor-agnostic solutions that address the requirements of today’s and tomorrow’s data center,” said Jeff Olson, senior director of channel sales at Gluster. “Gluster is dedicated to creating storage solutions that deliver the flexibility and scalability while also keeping budgets in mind. We are pleased to be partnering with them to expand their product offerings and look forward to providing their customers with our innovative storage technology.”

Gluster will be hosting a webinar with Redapt on Thursday, September 22 at 10 a.m. PT. To register, please visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/474022710

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About Redapt, Inc.
Redapt, Inc., a minority-owned company established in 1996, delivers tightly integrated IT solutions assembled from the best technologies available, fitting each solution to the business need for the highest possible value. Our experience, knowledge and longevity in the IT realm combined with our excellent customer service, creates loyal and returning customers. Redapt was recently awarded Partner of the Year for 2011 by Dell; One of the Fastest Growing Companies on the Eastside by Puget Sound Business Journal; and Minority Global Supplier Distributer of the Western Region by the National Minority Development Agency. For more information on Redapt, Inc. visit www.redapt.com or call 425.882.0400.

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Redapt, Inc.
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