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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GlusterFS among the elite!

Score one more for Red Hat Storage! In case you didn’t hear, GlusterFS is the proud recipient of a 2015 Bossie Award, InfoWorld’s top picks in open source datacenter and cloud software. Highly influential worldwide among technology and business decision makers alike, the IDC publication selected GlusterFS as one of its top picks for 2015.

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Deploying PySpark on Red Hat Storage GlusterFS

by Steve Watt, Chief Architect, Big Data, Red Hat

Red Hat and Continuum Analytics are pleased to announce a new solution that allows customers to deploy PySpark on top of Red Hat Storage GlusterFS. If you’re attending Strata, you are encouraged to swing by the Red Hat Booth to grab a solution brief that describes how the solution is put together and how you can set it up. However, for those of you that are not at Strata, here’s the overview — and be sure to check out the technology brief, here.

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GlusterFS 4.0: bold new release

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Questions about the GlusterFS 4.0 release? Then this is the video for you. Brian Chang, of Red Hat, interviews Jeff Darcy, Red Hat Principle Software Engineer and GlusterFS Architect to get the inside take on the newest GlusterFS.

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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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Linux, Gluster and the FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER!!!

I_Frankenstein_Poster(WARNING: Video contains graphic, horrific fight sequences, which contain violence and gore; parental guidance suggested)

What do open source software solutions like the Linux operating system and the Gluster distributed file system have in common w/ the Frankenstein Monster? Don’t know?!? Arrrgghhh!!!

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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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Red Hat at 2014 Hadoop Summit this week (June 3-5)

The Big Data community is converging on San Jose, CA this week (June 3-5) for 2014 Hadoop Summit. If you plan to attend, please be sure to stop by the Red Hat booth (#G18) to learn more about Red Hat’s Big Data solution. More details are available here: http://www.redhat.com/about/news/archive/2014/6/red-hat-at-hadoop-summit-san-Jose-gaining-bigger-advantage-from-all-enterprise-data%5B/

And to sign up for 2014 Hadoop Summit, register here: http://hadoopsummit.org/san-jose/

See you at the conference!

An interview with Red Hat’s James Shubin (or, “Why Puppet-Gluster is the bee’s knees”)

The next interview we held at the DevNation Hackathon in San Francisco is with James Shubin.

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James Shubin, awkwardly caught on camera

Who are you?

I’m James Shubin, a configuration management architect in the systems engineering group at Red Hat. Before that, I was a “random hacker” who started using GlusterFS before the acquisition by Red Hat. I also write a technical blog named The Technical Blog of James.

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An interview with Red Hat’s Jeff Darcy

We caught up with Jeff at a DevNation hackathon just before Red Hat Summit 2014 and gabbed about Gluster…and learned what it takes to be a storage developer.

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Red Hat’s Jeff Darcy wondering why anyone would need a 1TB thumb drive (kidding!)

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Red Hat Summit 2014, Day One Recap

The day: April 15. The place: San Francisco’s Moscone Center (south). We were on the scene providing live coverage of the keynotes, panels, and the partner pavilion. The day began like any other…with a series of epic keynotes:

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Manageability Becoming A Key Component of Open, Software Defined Storage (Red Hat Storage Console Now Available!)

By Steve Bohac, Red Hat Storage Product and Solution Marketing

Open software-defined storage is transforming the way organizations tackle their data management challenges. We are seeing that more and more customers are realizing that an open software-based approach can create opportunities to significantly reduce costs and efficiently contend with their exploding data landscape. Additionally, open software-defined storage solutions can help discover new roles and value for enterprise storage.

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