Thursday, October 2, 2014

Red Hat Storage Now Scales to Multi-Petabytes

A new release of Red Hat Storage Server optimized for Big Data applications can now support up to 60 drives per server, up from 36, and 128 servers per cluster, up from 64.  This provides a usable capacity of up to 19 petabytes per cluster.
Red Hat is also adding data protection and control capabilities to its storage clusters.  In addition, support for a Hadoop File System Plug-In that enables running Apache Hadoop workloads on the storage server, as well as tight integration with Apache Ambari for management and m
In May 2014, Red Hat acquired Inktank, provider of Ceph and Inktank Ceph Enterprise open source storage solutions. Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Enterprise delivers object and block storage software to enterprises deploying public or private clouds, including many early adopters of OpenStack. The addition of Red Hat’s Ceph Enterprise to Red Hat’s storage product portfolio gives customers a comprehensive offering of open software-defined storage solutions across object, block and file system storage.

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