Suscríbase al feed

Please note: Red Hat Storage Server has a new name: Red Hat Gluster Storage. Learn more about it, and Red Hat Ceph Storage, here:

Tweet 5_Whats New

We've received many enquiries (thanks and keep them coming!) into the recent Red Hat Storage Server 3 release announcement. Here is the full Red Hat Storage Server 3.0 features and benefits:


Red Hat Storage Server 3 (RHSS3)  combines Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and GlusterFS 3.6 to create a massively scalable, high performance, highly-available and cost-effective storage offering. This release introduces volume snapshots, monitoring using Nagios, increased usable capacity per storage server, Hadoop workload support, non-disruptive upgrade from the previous version and supportability enhancements to address your data protection and storage management challenges for unstructured and big data storage.

RHSS3 is rigorously qualified to meet exacting performance and scale demands for next generation enterprise and cloud storage deployments and is tightly integrated with Red Hat's Scalable File-system (XFS file system).

Local snapshots for disk based backup

The snapshot feature provides a point-in-time copy of Red Hat Storage volume(s) that enables file and volume restoration. Snapshots can be taken online. This means the file-system (and its associated data) continue to be available to applications and users while snapshots are being taken. Red Hat Storage Server supports up to 256 snapshots per volume. A simple and intuitive command line interface for creating, managing and restoring snapshots ships with this release. You can back up the snapshots taken on a Red Hat Storage Server volume easily to address data protection needs of the modern data center.

Monitoring using Nagios

This release of Red Hat Storage Server introduces monitoring using Nagios - an open IT infrastructure monitoring framework ( A wide range of monitoring capabilities are included with the storage server which you can leverage to monitor the storage cluster, including monitoring of virtual and physical resources, failure alerts, and advanced reporting features. The Monitoring functionality based on Nagios is packaged to work in conjunction with Red Hat Storage Console or can be set up to run in a standalone mode. You may also integrate it with your existing Nagios infrastructure or 3rd party management platforms.

Scalability Improvement

You can now attach up to 60 disk drives to each Server node, compared to 36 disks previously. This greatly enhances the supported storage capacity available for each server per subscription. With 6 TB disk drives now available, you can create a 1 PB storage pool with just 3 Red Hat Storage Servers. Each storage cluster now supports up to 128 nodes, up from 64 nodes.

Hadoop Plug-in

Red Hat Storage now offers a Hadoop File System plugin that enables Hadoop distributions. You can now run analytics on stored data without having to transfer it to a Hadoop compatible platform. Benefits of using Red Hat Storage Server for Hadoop Analytics workloads include: data ingestion via NFS & FUSE, no single point of failure, POSIX compliance, co-location of data and computation, ability to run Hadoop jobs across across multiple namespaces using multiple Red Hat Storage volumes, and strong disaster recovery capabilities.

More Information

For more information about the Red Hat Storage Server 3.0 release, refer to the full release notes,to learn more about the product go to the product page, and to see the announcement, watch the video.

Sobre el autor


Navegar por canal

automation icon


Las últimas novedades en la automatización de la TI para los equipos, la tecnología y los entornos

AI icon

Inteligencia artificial

Descubra las actualizaciones en las plataformas que permiten a los clientes ejecutar cargas de trabajo de inteligecia artificial en cualquier lugar

open hybrid cloud icon

Nube híbrida abierta

Vea como construimos un futuro flexible con la nube híbrida

security icon


Vea las últimas novedades sobre cómo reducimos los riesgos en entornos y tecnologías

edge icon

Edge computing

Conozca las actualizaciones en las plataformas que simplifican las operaciones en el edge

Infrastructure icon


Vea las últimas novedades sobre la plataforma Linux empresarial líder en el mundo

application development icon


Conozca nuestras soluciones para abordar los desafíos más complejos de las aplicaciones

Original series icon

Programas originales

Vea historias divertidas de creadores y líderes en tecnología empresarial