Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that a growing number of organizations around the world are turning to its container-native storage offering to support the adoption of Linux containers. In the last year, Red Hat has surpassed 150 customers worldwide adopting container-native storage with its Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform environments. Customers such as Aragonesa de Servicios Telemáticos (AST), Generali Switzerland, IHK-GfI, and Lufthansa Technik are using Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for cloud-native applications, and are representative of how organizations are seeking out scalable, fully integrated, developer-friendly storage for containers.
As developers look to provide easily portable applications that can be consistently managed in hybrid cloud environments, the need for scalable, persistent, container-based storage is becoming more important.
Based on Red Hat Gluster Storage, container-native storage from Red Hat offers these organizations scalable, persistent storage for containers across hybrid clouds with increased application portability. Tightly integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, container-native storage from Red Hat can be used to persist not only application data but data for logging, metrics, and the container registry. The deep integration with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform helps developers easily provision and manage elastic storage for applications, and offers a single point of support. Customers use container-native storage to persist data for a variety of applications including SQL and NoSQL databases, CI/CD tools, web serving, and messaging applications.
Organizations using container-native storage from Red Hat can benefit from simplified management, rapid deployment, and a single point of support. The versatility of container-native storage from Red Hat can enable customers to run cloud-native applications in containers, on bare metal, in virtualized environments, or in the public cloud.
Some recent examples of how leading enterprises are benefitting from container-native storage from Red Hat include:
Aragonesa de Servicios Telemáticos (AST) - A Spanish public entity that has a mission to provide all the technical services necessary for the Public Administration of Aragon. AST deployed container-native storage from Red Hat along with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform to reduce its time to market, increase application development, and reduce operational costs.
Generali Switzerland - A Swiss insurance company, Generali chose Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform as its new central development and integration platform. This deployment together with the support of Avectris are key for the digitalization of Generali.
IHK-GfI - IHK-GfI is the joint IT service provider for more than 70 chambers of industry and commerce in Germany. The operations team was interested in a more scalable and better performant storage solution for its container environment than the existing storage platform based on NFS (Network File System). IHK-GfI chose container-native storage from Red Hat along with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform for its performance over NFS and support for hybrid cloud deployments.
Lufthansa Technik - Container-native storage from Red Hat was a key piece enabling Lufthansa Technik in its move to a hybrid cloud infrastructure with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. The capabilities provided by Red Hat software help Lufthansa Technik’s development and operations teams work together more effectively in the development of its innovative AVIATAR open platform for aviation industry customers.
Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage, Red Hat
"The success of a company’s hybrid cloud strategy is dependent on the scale and flexibility of the underlying infrastructure used to build and deploy cloud-native applications. Container-native storage, deeply integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, brings to bear years of Red Hat's deep expertise building highly scalable, durable, and secure distributed storage solutions. Our most innovative customers are using this powerful combination to create a foundation for the open hybrid cloud in ways that traditional storage cannot match."
Eric Burgener, research vice president, Storage, IDC
"As developers look to provide easily portable applications that can be consistently managed in hybrid cloud environments, the need for scalable, persistent, container-based storage is becoming more important. By enabling this type of storage for both bare metal and virtualized environments, vendors like Red Hat, with their Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, provide compelling value to IT organizations looking to work with an open source solutions stack.
About Red Hat
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; delays or reductions in information technology spending; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; risks related to errors or defects in our offerings and third-party products upon which our offerings depend; risks related to the security of our offerings and other data security vulnerabilities; fluctuations in exchange rates; the effects of industry consolidation; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; changes in and a dependence on key personnel; the ability to meet financial and operational challenges encountered in our international operations; and ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's growth and international operations, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.