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Open Source Gluster Get Commercial Red Hat Storage 2.0 Release

Red Hat is now officially a storage vendor. The open source operating system vendor released it first commercially supported storage system, dubbed Red Hat Storage 2.0, this week at the company's annual user conference event.

Red Hat Storage 2.0 first appeared as a beta in April of this year. The solution is built of top of Gluster, a company Red Hat acquired October of 2011 for $136 million.

While the Red Hat Storage Solution is based on the open source Gluster 3.3 release, the final release adds in more than what the core upstream project delivers. In fact, it delivers more than the beta had in April.

Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, storage, at Red Hat, told InternetNews.com that additional hardening as well as management ended up in the final release.

The new management piece enables users to manage multiple modes of storage. The new technology is called the Red Hat Storage Console, and it benefits from other efforts under way at Red Hat.

Read the full story at InfoStor:
Red Hat Storage 2.0 Hits General Availability

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.