Red Hat Storage One Easy Gluster Deployment

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Red Hat Storage One
Red Hat Storage One

Red Hat is dominating open source software right now. It has figured out the business model of offering open source components and that has had a huge impact on the industry. Projects such as Gluster and Ceph on the storage side have benefited from Red Hat’s development efforts. Taking that a step further, Red Hat is offering a software-defined software solution, Red Hat Storage One, that bundles hardware with Gluster based storage and Ansible provisioning to help companies rapidly deploy the new storage platform.

Many organizations are interested in open source software-defined storage solutions to avoid hardware vendor lock-in. The problem that they face is deployment often requires a large degree of planning and reading manuals. What Storage One offers is a turnkey deployment scenario where one can outline their expected storage needs and generate a configuration that can be deployed in minutes. That vastly accelerates project timelines and helps customers by embedding leading practices in the solutions.

Red Hat Storage One Release

Here is an excerpt from the Red Hat Storage One press release:

Red Hat Storage One is designed to provide more of a plug-and-play approach to the procurement, deployment, and performance tuning of software-defined storage, ushering in a new wave of enterprise storage to meet the varying demands of modern workloads. Red Hat Storage One is a platform of pre-engineered systems, created in close collaboration with Red Hat’s server hardware partners, that delivers tightly packaged workload-optimized storage solutions. The fulfillment and support is offered via Red Hat’s hardware partner ecosystem. Supermicro is the first Red Hat server partner offering a single part number for software, hardware, and support of the solution.

With rapidly increasing data volumes, many organizations are facing pressure to modernize traditional systems. As a result, many enterprises now want the benefits of software-defined storage without investing in the deep skill sets that may be required to configure and tune the systems.

Unlike many proprietary, monolithic storage systems that are labeled software-defined storage only in name, Red Hat Storage One offers an open, flexible, and modular solution that can easily be extended to meet the evolving needs of the modern enterprise. Red Hat Storage One can help customers get the flexibility of software-defined storage and the convenience of storage appliances, with features including:

  • Ease of installation – The highly simplified and repeatable deployment process, thanks to a Red Hat Ansible Automation-based quick install tool, combined with available pre-configured workloads for media content repositories and general purpose NAS, can enable organizations to implement Red Hat Storage One quickly and efficiently.

  • Workload and hardware optimization –The software-defined storage and underlying hardware are pre-optimized for performance and throughput characteristics of the specific workload addressed by each solution.

  • Flexible scalability – Red Hat Storage One will be available in configurations ranging from four to 24 nodes, and is able to accommodate rapid growth via rolling upgrades as the needs of the storage system evolve.

  • Cost-effective – Red Hat Storage One has an all-in-one pricing model that includes advanced storage services for a more comprehensive, scale-out solution.

Red Hat Storage One is built on the Red Hat Storage portfolio, designed to offer durable, elastic storage, adapted to a variety of complex workloads, and trusted by customers with some of the most demanding storage deployments across geographies and industry verticals.

You can learn more about Storage One here.

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