Red Hat drives deeper integration of persistent storage for containerized environments

As modern day application architects continue to aggressively leverage container technologies, Red Hat Enterprise Linux customers demand deeper integration between Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). This week at Red Hat Summit, we are excited to showcase the hard work of the Red Hat Storage and OpenShift communities to deliver one of the first PaaS offerings for automatic orchestration of remote persistent storage for containerized application services across a large cluster topology.

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Software-defined storage can deliver the promise of OpenStack Manila

This week at OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, Red Hat announced integrated OpenStack Manila shared file system services with Red Hat Gluster Storage to provide enterprises with a scale-out file system for OpenStack clouds.

This news is extremely relevant to enterprises that need a scale out shared file service for their private cloud deployments. Before the Manila file share service, there was no elegant way to handle file shares in OpenStack. The integration with OpenStack Manila allows Red Hat Gluster Storage to serve as a storage back end for Manila, giving users a way to take advantage of file-based storage services in an OpenStack environment. In addition, it takes away much of the housekeeping chores from OpenStack users who can now request a file share, use it as long as needed and place it back into the storage pool, without ever caring about who first created the file or where exactly it’s stored.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host Opens New Possibilities for Red Hat Storage customers

By Sayan Saha, Sr. Manager, Product Management, Storage & Data Business, Red Hat.

Last week Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host – a host environment optimized to run containerized applications with a minimal footprint. Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host is designed to simplify maintenance using image-based update and rollback and includes orchestration toolsets such as Kubernetes for managing containers across a cluster of hosts. The new Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host inherits the industry-leading hardware ecosystem, reliability, stability and security the industry has come to expect from Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

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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!!!

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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 Summit 2014, Day Three Recap

Did you catch our summaries of day one and day two? Check ’em out if you haven’t!


 

The last day of Summit was far more mellow than the previous two days since the partner pavilion had shut down and many people had gone home. Those who remained stayed for the labs, sessions, and networking opportunities. So this post will touch upon some of that — but we’ll also recap some miscellany from the show we didn’t show you earlier.

So with that, off to…

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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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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 Modern Data Protection Webinar and Road Tour

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Want to learn more about Data Protection?

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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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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