Red Hat Storage voted leader in IT Brand Pulse survey

Red Hat Storage is honored to have been voted a 2014 Innovation Leader by IT Brand Pulse in its most recent brand leader survey that included OCP, scale-out, convergence, and other categories. But that’s not all! We were also selected in the survey as a 2014 Market, Price, Performance, Reliability, and Service & Support Leader – Scale-Out Object Storage Software. The Innovation Leaders are selected by IT professionals in an independent, not-vendor-sponsored survey conducted early October 2014 among IT Brand Pulse’s over 1,000,000 members of 100+ online IT groups.

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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 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!

A Q&A with Red Hat’s Scott Clinton

We’ll have a number of Q&As coming your way in the days and weeks to come. Here’s one to kick things off — it’s with Red Hat’s Scott Clinton. Scott is senior director of product management & marketing for Storage and Big Data.

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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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Red Hat Storage Adds Enhanced Data Protection and Volume Snapshots for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0

We are pleased to announce new Red Hat Storage Server capabilities in conjunction with the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0. With enhanced data protection for OpenStack and volume snap shot creation and management, Red Hat Storage and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 help optimize the overall data footprint for enterprise cloud infrastructure.

Red Hat Storage, an open software-defined storage solution, provides multiple data access methods including File (Glance), Block (Cinder) and Object (Swift) Storage for OpenStack deployments in a truly elastic, scale-out approach. Red Hat Storage deployed with Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 provides Cinder, Glance and Swift Object services for a unified storage approach that eliminates disparate silos of data and scales to petabyte levels.

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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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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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Community Spotlight: Gluster Congratulates OpenStack on Havana Release

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by John Mark Walker, Gluster Community Lead

We are very excited about the OpenStack Foundation’s latest Havana release, which we see as an important advancement in OpenStack community. This iteration includes performance enhancements for OpenStack Block Storage (Cinder), Compute (Nova) and Image Service (Glance), as well as a native template language for OpenStack Orchestration (Heat). Additionally, the features in the Havana release will continue to function seamlessly alongside GlusterFS, which is the backbone of Red Hat’s Storage solution.

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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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