Red Hat Continues Storage Momentum with Key Milestones

  Red Hat Continues Storage Momentum with Key Milestones

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

Business Wire

RALEIGH, N.C. -- November 14, 2012

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.

  *Product: Since its general availability in June 2012, Red Hat Storage
    Servers 2.0 are deployed by more than 100 enterprises around the world, in
    both production and proof-of-concept deployments. Now integrated with Red
    Hat Enterprise Virtualization (in beta), Red Hat Storage provides
    customers with the fundamental building blocks to create storage for open
    hybrid clouds. Red Hat Storage also has a new management console (in
    technology preview) that provides customers with fine-grain control of
    their unified scale-out storage pool through a single pane of glass.
  *Channel Enablement: In the last several months, Red Hat Storage
    routes-to-market greatly expanded with 30+ new enterprise ISVs/resellers
    in authorization process to broaden the reach to enterprises worldwide.
  *Community: The Gluster Community has grown to enjoy 50,000+ monthly
    visitors, 160 percent growth in community participation since Nov. 2011,
    160,000+ GlusterFS downloads while expanding into more countries in the
    Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.

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.

Additional Resources

  *For more information about Red Hat Storage visit here
  *For more information about The Gluster Community visit www.gluster.org

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connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source
communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that
liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.
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