Welcome Aboard, CohortFS Team

Today we are pleased to share some exciting news with you: a group of engineers from CohortFS, a Michigan-based startup working on distributed storage systems, will be joining our growing Red Hat Storage team.

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Red Hat Summit 2015: The Storage Recap

That’s a wrap! We finally brought Red Hat Summit 2015 to a close. Were you there? Or were you watching at home like we said you should? Either way, with so much going on you were bound to miss something, so read on to get the full scoop.

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Conferences are excellent places to meet others in your industry, to learn the latest from the greatest, and to find out what will affect your industry in the coming year. Red Hat Summit is no different!

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New studies from Red Hat, Supermicro, and Mellanox shows major Red Hat Storage performance increases with Mellanox networking

According to a study just completed by Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., Supermicro, and Red Hat, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage deliver higher storage server performance when used with Mellanox solutions for 25, 40, 50, 56, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet networking and RDMA technology. They can also lower the cost of deploying rack-scale storage for cloud and enterprise by squeezing more performance out of dense servers. Dense storage servers (>18 hard drives) and all-flash configurations can drive more throughput than standard 10GbE bandwidth can accommodate. Mellanox high-speed networking technologies allow these dense and all-flash servers to achieve higher throughput performance. In addition, for latency-sensitive workloads, Mellanox networking technologies can significantly reduce IO latencies.

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Optimizing storage cluster configurations for multiple workloads – the art of the science

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Supermicro & Red Hat collaborate on easier storage procurement and deployment for customers

Most IT infrastructure buyers look to optimize their purchases around performance, availability, and cost. Storage buyers are no different. However, optimizing storage infrastructure across a number of workloads can become challenging as each workload might have unique requirements. Red Hat Ceph Storage customers frequently request simple, recommended cluster configurations for different workload types.  The most common requests are for throughput-optimized (such as kvm image repositories) and capacity-optimized workloads (like digital media object archives), but IOPS-optimized workloads (such as MySQL on OpenStack) are also emerging rapidly.

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Red Hat Storage announces a partnership with Supermicro Computer and Vantrix at the Red Hat Summit 2015

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Note: The use of the word “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership between Red Hat and any other company.

To further expand and strengthen our thriving partner ecosystem of IT software and hardware leaders, we are teaming with Supermicro Computer, Inc., and Vantrix to deliver comprehensive, proven, and fully supported compute and storage solutions for enterprises managing petabyte-scale data. They join a vibrant ecosystem that also includes partners such as Fujitsu.

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Announcing Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.1

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The Everglades is a region of Florida that consists of wetlands and swamps. These natural areas are filled with life and possibility, so it makes sense that Everglades was the code for the new Red Hat Gluster Storage (RHGS) 3.1, announced today, and available this summer.

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Announcing Red Hat Ceph Storage 1.3

Like a fine wine, Red Hat Ceph Storage (RHCS) gets better with age. During Red Hat Summit 2015, we announced the availability of RHCS 1.3, a release that brings with it improvements and tuning designed to please many an admin. Let’s take a look at what you can expect but, before we do, remember that you can test drive RHCS by visiting this link. Do it today.

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Cisco and Red Hat collaborate on petabyte scale storage for OpenStack and Big Data

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Enterprises are dealing with workloads that demand anywhere from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes of unstructured data. Storage-intensive enterprise workloads are ubiquitous in the data center and range across workloads such as:

  • Archiving and backup, including backup images and online archives
  • Rich media content storage and delivery, such as videos, images, and audio files
  • Enterprise drop-box
  • Cloud and business applications, including log files, and RFID and other machine-generated data
  • Virtual and cloud infrastructure, such as virtual machine images as well as emerging workloads, such as co-resident applications

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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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5 reasons you should join us remotely for Red Hat Summit news

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It’s 2015, and this year Red Hat Summit is in Boston, a city as known for its crucial role in United States history, its formerly cursed baseball team, and, of course, a wonderful cream-filled, chocolate-covered doughnut–among many, many other things.

If you’re attending the conference with us, great–we can’t wait to see you there! But if you can’t attend, you can still follow along at home, the office, or the beach.

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OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015: The After-Action Report

You may have read some of our recent posts about the recent OpenStack Summit in Vancouver. What you may not have seen are the thoughts from the industry or the conversation on social networks. Read on for a snapshot in time!

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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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