Red Hat Debuts Versatile Software-Defined Storage for Cloud-Native Applications in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

  Red Hat Debuts Versatile Software-Defined Storage for Cloud-Native
  Applications in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Latest version of Red Hat Container-Native Storage enables end-to-end storage
  for all core OpenShift applications and infrastructure, with a three-fold
              increase in persistent storage volumes per cluster

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- October 5, 2017

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source
solutions, today announced Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6, with support
for containerized applications and infrastructure in Red Hat OpenShift
Container Platform clusters. Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6 comes on the
heels of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6, the latest version of Red
Hat’s enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform, announced in

Red Hat Container-Native Storage, built upon Red Hat Gluster Storage, is
integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and uniquely serves
storage out of containers. Red Hat Gluster Storage is enterprise-grade,
durable, more secure and well-suited for the hybrid cloud as it supports both
on-premise or public cloud deployments. These attributes make it ideally
suited to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform deployments. Red Hat
Container-Native Storage can eliminate the need to have an independent storage
platform, enabling customers to achieve one integrated container platform that
can span the hybrid cloud with greater efficiency and cost savings, a
streamlined user experience, single control plane and a single point of

Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6

The move to container-based applications can bring challenges to existing
traditional storage architectures, holding back the drive for innovation and
progress. Software-defined container-native storage addresses the challenges
with the ability to merge the storage services with the container platform
like any other container service and runs on physical, virtual, public cloud
and even on top of traditional storage appliances. Existing traditional
storage architectures do not always offer this level of inherent scale and
flexibility and, as a result, can fall short of unlocking the full potential
of container application platforms like Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

With Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6, Red Hat demonstrates its leadership
as a provider of native storage for container platforms with the following new

  * Versatile storage platform for containers enabling customers to manage,
    scale, and upgrade their storage needs using a single control plane
    helping customers to achieve greater storage efficiency and cost savings.
    Red Hat Container-Native Storage now offers support for file, block, and
    object interfaces, enabling container applications portability to the
    container platform without change. The addition of block storage (via
    iSCSI) provides support for distributed databases and other low-latency
    workloads like Elasticsearch, while the addition of object storage (under
    Technology Preview) provides an embedded object store within Red Hat
    OpenShift Container Platform for cloud-native applications needing Amazon
    Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) like protocol support.
  * Support for all core infrastructure elements of Red Hat OpenShift
    Container Platform, including its registry, logging, and metrics. Support
    for these core components enables storage administrators to have Red Hat
    Container-Native Storage for infrastructure out-of-the-box, without
    needing to use disparate storage systems for different infrastructure
    aspects and have one integrated platform with simplified management,
    procurement, and support.
  * Three-fold increase in the number of applications and microservices
    deployed on a single storage cluster.^1 Increased persistent volume
    density offers customers greater resource utilization.

Test Drive Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform with Container-Native Storage

Red Hat is also rolling out a new OpenShift Container Platform with
Container-Native Storage Test Drive, enabling customers to simulate Red Hat
OpenShift deployments via the public cloud. This Test Drive aims to provide an
inquiring administrator with a full multi-node Red Hat OpenShift Container
Platform cluster, running in the cloud. Customers will be able to explore lab
exercises designed to expose them to different administrative and operational
tasks with both Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Container-Native Storage.

Supporting Quotes

Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage, Red Hat
“As enterprises deploy containers, many see a need for storage solutions
designed specifically for these types of systems. Red Hat Container-Native
Storage, optimized for multi/hybrid cloud deployments with Red Hat OpenShift
Container Platform, offers that. The addition of support for a broad range of
storage workloads, the support for the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform’s
core infrastructure pieces, and increased persistent volume density are key
features to help customers support present and future datacenters, and all
further strengthen the tight integration of Red Hat Container-Native Storage
with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.”

Henry Baltazar, Research vice president, 451 Research
“As enterprises move over to hybrid cloud infrastructures and support on
premise and public cloud deployments, they need to ensure support for
containerized applications and infrastructure with a secure, integrated
storage platform. Next-generation workloads like microservices and containers
are going to demand more agility and scalability from storage systems, which
will have a direct impact on TCO. Red Hat Container-Native Storage enables
customers to move to a single integrated container platform across their
hybrid cloud infrastructure, creating a versatile storage platform for
containers while simplifying management.”


Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6 is expected to be generally available
later this month.

Additional Resources

  * Try the new OpenShift Container Platform Test Drive
  * Learn more about Red Hat Storage
  * Learn more about Red Hat Container-Native Storage
  * Learn more about Red Hat Gluster Storage
  * Learn more about Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
  * Read the Red Hat Storage blog
  * Watch Red Hat Storage videos on YouTube
  * Customer success at Brinker International

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