Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2. This latest version of Red Hat’s software-defined storage solution includes a number of enhancements and new features that seek to improve small file performance, provide data integrity at a lower cost, and enhance integration with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
Modern enterprises tend to think about software-defined storage in terms of enabling their business initiatives through digital transformation. It is a key enabler in the journey to the open hybrid cloud. Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2 marks a milestone in the life of the product. It brings together a number of innovations that are relevant to the modern CIO.
Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2 addresses an inherent challenge with network attached storage (NAS) around scaling metadata-intensive operations, particularly with files under a few megabytes. These improvements to metadata operations can benefit storage of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform registries. Container registries, the heart of a container platform, are critical to resident applications and need highly elastic, durable storage. In addition, faster metadata-intensive operations can improve day-to-day operations by as much as 8x according to Red Hat performance data, increasing the responsiveness of the storage system at scale and improving the overall end-user experience.
Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2 introduces a number of additional capabilities and improvements:
Deeper integration with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, adding native support for advanced storage services such as geo-replication and in-flight encryption for applications deployed in containers. These enhancements, packaged into the refreshed docker container image that is shipped with the latest release of the product, can also enable three times as many persistent volumes (PVs) per cluster according to quality engineering testing done by Red Hat.
Smaller hardware footprint through arbiter volumes, which can shrink infrastructure costs while maintaining the same level of data integrity. Arbiter volumes can resolve conflicts in the event of data mismatch between two nodes without requiring a third copy of the data. Customers running traditional NAS use cases such as backup/restore can achieve the data integrity offered by three-way replication without incurring the associated cost of hardware, datacenter space, and power. This can be particularly advantageous to customers running hyperconverged configurations in remote-office/branch-office (ROBO) scenarios.
Faster self-healing of erasure coded volumes can minimize performance impact during repair and healing operations. In addition, enhancements to self-healing operations can benefit customers who have deployed Red Hat Gluster Storage with Red Hat Virtualization to store virtual machine images.
Enhanced monitoring capabilities enabled through native, asynchronous notifications help to improve day-to-day storage management. In addition, Red Hat Gluster Storage offers extensibility through the Nagios open source monitoring framework to enhance storage operations management.
Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage, Red Hat
“Modern enterprises tend to think about software-defined storage in terms of enabling their business initiatives through digital transformation. It is a key enabler in the journey to the open hybrid cloud. Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2 marks a milestone in the life of the product. It brings together a number of innovations that are relevant to the modern CIO.”
Nathan Huber, enterprise architect, Brinker International, Inc.
"Red Hat was instrumental in our effort to re-platform the Chili’s® Grill & Bar primary e-commerce website supporting online orders. Despite higher than usual web traffic on a recent holiday, the scale and performance of Red Hat Gluster Storage helped us to surpass our revenue goals and availability metrics for our web applications deployed on containers. Red Hat's efforts to containerize enterprise storage enabled us to build a durable, more secure, multi-tiered environment using open source components."
Laura DuBois, group vice president, Enterprise Storage, Servers and Infrastructure Software, IDC
“This new release of Red Hat Gluster Storage becomes available as the software-defined storage industry is at an inflection point in terms of disrupting the way storage is consumed by data-driven enterprises. The flexibility of deployment across virtual machines, containers, and the public cloud gives Red Hat Gluster Storage an edge compared to traditional, monolithic storage appliances.”
Jim Elliott, corporate vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
"We are delighted to continue to expand our collaboration with Red Hat in the enterprise space to enhance the performance of Red Hat Gluster Storage using our NVMe SSDs. Customers looking to run IO-intensive, high-performance workloads on open source and software-defined NAS such as Red Hat Gluster Storage, can benefit greatly from our cooperative efforts to improve performance.”
Join the online launch event
Read the blog post, “An inflection point in the enterprise storage industry”
Learn more about Red Hat Gluster Storage
Read the Red Hat Storage blog
Connect with Red Hat
Learn more about Red Hat
Get more news in the Red Hat newsroom
Read the Red Hat blog
Follow Red Hat on Twitter
Join Red Hat on Facebook
Join Red Hat on Google+
Acerca de 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; 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; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; the ability to meet financial and operational challenges encountered in our international operations; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's growth and international operations; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (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.