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Did you have a chance to catch the BrightTALK webinar: "The New Shape of Software Defined Storage?" If not, then you missed out. It was hosted by the Taneja Group Sr. Analyst Mike Matchett, and it explored the rapidly expanding world of Software Defined Storage with a panel of the hottest SDS vendors in the market including:
- Gridstore: Founder & CTO: Kelly Murphy
- HP: Director, Product Marketing & Management - SDS: Rob Strechay
- IBM: Director, Storage and SDE Strategy: Sam Werner
- Red Hat: Product Marketing Lead, Big Data: Irshad Raihan
Some of the highlights from the webinar, which Irshad touches on includes:
- New workloads are driving innovation in software defined storage. With the acquisition of Inktank, Red Hat is now poised to tackle any type of semi or unstructured data across multiple formats such as file, block, and object.
- The latest release, Red Hat Storage Server 3.0 combines the best in class enterprise grade Linux Server platform Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and GlusterFS 3.6 to create an open software-defined, massively scalable, high performance, highly-available and cost-effective storage offering.
- This release of the storage server 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.
- The storage server 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).
- Key features of the latest RHSS3 release:
- Local snapshots for disk based backup
- Monitoring using Nagios
- In place analytics for Hadoop workloads
- Non disruptive management and upgrades