Red Hat launches open source hyperconverged infrastructure

The company’s HCI solution is ideally suited for locations with limited space, such as branch offices and remote facilities.

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Red Hat launches open source hyperconverged infrastructure Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage, Red Hat.
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  July 2, 2017

Open source solution provider Red Hat recently announced the launch of a production-ready, full open-source hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution.

Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure combines virtualisation and storage technologies in a design ideally suited for enterprises aiming to introduce data centre capabilities in locations with limited spaces, such as branch offices and other remote facilities.

Limited by space, power and cooling options, as well as a limited number of technical staff onsite, such facilities can greatly benefit from a robust and power single server that can scale out.

Commenting on the release, Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage, Red Hat, shared: "Our customers have been looking for a solution to meet infrastructure needs across their entire organisation - not just in the main office - but proprietary solutions previously appeared to be the only viable option for remote and edge installations.

He added: "With Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure, customers can now provision compute and storage resources for remote sites to run local instances of applications with the same proficiency as in-office operations. Integrating our widely-deployed virtualisation technology and our software-defined storage platform gives organisations the confidence of easier procurement, deployment and interoperability, ultimately enabling them to save time and money."

The latest offerings combines a range of Red Hat technologies, which include the company's Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM enterprise virtualisation platform, Red Hat Gluster Storage, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Ansible by Red Hat.

Jong Myung Lee, CEO, FusionData, commented: "As a valued regional Red Hat solution partner, FusionData is proud to offer Red Hat-based solutions that help our customers realize key business goals.

"We engaged Red Hat on a comprehensive evaluation of Red Hat's hyperconverged solution, Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure; based on the stability and scalability of the solution, we have added Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure as the latest in our set of Red Hat-based solution offerings, and one aimed at addressing the growing interest we're seeing for unified software infrastructure solutions."

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