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Growing Number of Organizations Around the World Choose Red Hat Container-Native Storage with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

More than 150 customers worldwide have now adopted Red Hat’s container-native storage solutions to enable their move to the hybrid cloud

SAN FRANCISCO – RED HAT SUMMIT

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.

Eric Burgenerresearch vice president, Storage, IDC

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.

Supporting Quotes

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.

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