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Red Hat unveils unified open software-defined storage portfolio

Company merges Ceph, Gluster for emerging data-storage workload management

Red Hat unveils unified open software-defined storage portfolio
Rangachari: [The revamped storage portfolio is built for] fast-growing new cloud infrastructures, such as OpenStack.

Open source solutions provider Red Hat today announced the global launch of a "unified open software-defined" storage portfolio that brings together Red Hat Ceph Storage, formerly known as Inktank Ceph Enterprise, and Red Hat Gluster Storage, formerly known as Red Hat Storage Server.

The unified portfolio has been designed to help enterprises manage current and emerging data storage workloads using open source software and standard hardware, Red Hat said.

The revamped portfolio is the latest step in Red Hat's foray into open software-defined storage, which began with its acquisition of Gluster in October 2011, and continued with the acquisition of Ceph provider Inktank in May last year.

"The Red Hat Storage product portfolio and open software-defined storage vision can truly help enterprise customers manage storage for current and emerging workloads in fast-growing new cloud infrastructures, such as OpenStack," said Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage and Big Data, Red Hat.

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