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Red Hat Storage 2.0 Beta Now Available

Since December when we launched Red Hat Storage Software Appliance, our first integrated storage product, we’ve experienced significant interest as organizations look to address the massive growth of unstructured data. Today, we’re excited to announce the beta availability of Red Hat Storage 2.0, previewing new capabilities that build upon Red Hat’s industry-leading capabilities for managing the storage of unstructured data.

Red Hat Storage is software only, scale-out storage that provides flexible and affordable unstructured data storage for the enterprise. Red Hat Storage 2.0 provides new opportunities to unify data storage and infrastructures, increase performance and improve availability and manageability in order to meet a broader set of an organization’s storage challenges and needs.

The beta of Red Hat Storage 2.0 previews several key innovations, including:

  • Unified File and Object Access: Red Hat Storage 2.0 now provides the industry’s first release of file storage designed to integrate seamlessly with object storage, offering organizations greater information accessibility, within a single, centralized storage pool;
  • Big Data Storage Infrastructure: Red Hat Storage 2.0 includes compatibility for Apache Hadoop providing a new storage option for Hadoop deployments. This new functionality, enables faster file access and opens up data within Hadoop deployments to other file-based or object-based applications;
  • Built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux- Red Hat Storage 2.0 is built on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, which provides a secure, high performing, flexible enterprise class operating environment. The appliance uses Red Hat Enterprise Linux's extended update support capabilities and the XFS file system (Red Hat's Scalable File System Add-On) to provide a core operating base platform which is reliable, scalable, secure and stable over an extended duration of time;
  • Performance Enhancements: Faster rebalancing, performance tuning enhancements and Network File System Version 3 (NFSv3) performance optimization;
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization-readiness, enabling organizations to use Red Hat Storage as a storage layer for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization;
  • Improved Manageability: New capabilities that make it even easier to manage a Red Hat Storage cluster, including enhanced data management with Network Lock Manager (NLM) compliance, new event history information availability, additional storage brick level information, and improved visibility into self-healing operations and status; and
  • Improved Reliability: New capabilities, such as proactive self-healing, that make Red Hat Storage even more reliable and ready for an organization’s most demanding production workloads.

If you're interested in learning more about the beta for Red Hat Storage 2.0, please contact rhs2.0-beta@redhat.com

For more information on Red Hat’s approach to managing unstructured data, visit http://www.redhat.com/solutions/business/storage/.