Red Hat, Inc.
Nov 14, 2012

Red Hat Continues Storage Momentum with Key Milestones

Red Hat Storage Solutions Advance in Product Capabilities, Routes to Market, and Community Driven Innovation

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the achievement of several key milestones during its initial year in the global data storage solutions market, including Red Hat Storage product capabilities, routes-to-market, and open source community involvement. This momentum allows Red Hat Storage solutions to address the growing demand for cost-effective and scalable storage that help enterprises manage the exploding volume of unstructured data.

Only months after entering the storage market in the fall of 2011 with the acquisition of Gluster, Inc., Red Hat delivered the Red Hat Storage appliance based on GlusterFS community technology. In June 2012, Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 became available worldwide, providing enterprise customers with open, unified scale-out storage software.

"We are proud to articulate the significant developments in our storage strategy and technologies in response to the interest in software-only scale out storage solutions from enterprise CIOs around the world," said Sarangan Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage Business Unit, Red Hat. "Red Hat Storage servers transform the enterprise and cloud storage market by combining community-powered innovation with the volume economics of industry-standard x86 servers across on-premise, private cloud or open hybrid cloud environments."

The following are Red Hat Storage achievement highlights to date.

Red Hat Storage is a software-only scale-out storage solution that spans the data center and cloud with a single global namespace, creating a flexible and highly scalable enterprise storage solution that offers lower costs because it runs on x86 compute platforms. Red Hat Storage can be easily deployed on-premise, in private clouds, in public cloud infrastructures or hybrid cloud environments and can be optimized for storage-intensive enterprise workloads including high-performance computing, near-line archival and rich media content clouds. Red Hat Storage Server for Public Cloud takes advantage of Amazon® AWS Elastic Block Storage (EBS) and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances to give enterprises a cost-effective scale out storage solution.

During today's press webcast at 12:30 p.m. ET, Red Hat will provide an in-depth update on Red Hat Storage strategy and technologies. A live question and answer session will follow the presentation by Rangachari. Questions can be submitted directly via the webcast platform, sent to press@redhat.com or submitted through Twitter via the hashtag #redhat. To register for this press webcast or view the replay, please visit here.

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