by Adam Armstrong

Red Hat Announces GA Of Storage One

Today Red Hat Inc. announced the general availability of Red Hat Storage One. Storage One is Red Hat’s approach to web-scale enterprise storage with the best of both worlds: a hardware-optimized turnkey solution with the flexibility and scale of software-defined storage. Storage One is built on the rest of Red Hat’s storage portfolio. 

The huge increases in data volumes make options like software-defined storage (SDS) seem more and more attractive. However, adopting SDS can be complicated involving new skill sets and configurations to systems. Red Hat’s new Storage One is a plug-and-play SDS solution that the company states can meet the varying demands of modern workloads. Red Hat worked closely with its server hardware partners (Supermicro Computer being the first) to deliver a tightly packaged workload-optimized storage solution. The company goes on to state that Red Hat Storage One is not just SDS in name but offers an open, flexible, and modular solution that can easily be extended to meet the evolving needs of the modern enterprise.

Features include:

  • 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.

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