Red Hat Storage Appliance Integrates Gluster With Linux
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Some vendors move faster than others when it comes to integrating products from an acquisition.
Red Hat (NYSE:RHT) acquired storage vendor startup Gluster in October for $136 million. Now Red Hat is already out with its first Gluster-based product, The Red Hat Storage Appliance. The new appliance integrates components from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) with Gluster.
"Red Hat Storage Software Appliance (SSA) consists of RHEL and GlusterFS packaged together and installable via an ISO image on Red Hat tested, certified and supported hardware configurations," Tom Trainer, storage product marketing manager at Red Hat, explained to InternetNews.com.
Trainer added that the SSA is tested, certified and fully supported on hardware configurations. It is available with support options for 9 x 5, 5 days per week; or 24 x 7, 7 days per week. Users buy support on a subscription basis and per-storage node. Initially, Dell, HP, and Super Micro servers are tested and certified for use with the SSA as well as HP and Dell storage hardware products. Trainer noted that Red Hat will continually add tested and certified hardware to the Hat Storage Hardware Compatibility List (Storage HCL).