Red Hat intros storage appliance for Amazon Web Services

Summary:Red Hat is trotting out its own virtual storage appliance for Amazon Web Services for shifting enterprise datacenter files to the cloud.Built upon built on former Gluster technology acquired by Red Hat in 2011, this solution was designed to enable companies to extend scalable NAS storage to the cloud with support for additional cloud providers in the future.

Red Hat is trotting out its own virtual storage appliance for Amazon Web Services for shifting enterprise datacenter files to the cloud.

Built upon built on former Gluster technology acquired by Red Hat in 2011, this solution was designed to enable companies to extend scalable NAS storage to the cloud with support for additional cloud providers in the future.

Basically, users can use this appliance to create a space that can either serve as a large pool of resources to access frequently or as a cloud storage space for data overflow.

The Red Hat Virtual Storage Appliance for AWS hosts two backup options: synchronous and asynchronous file replication.

Synchronous replication allows for redundancy and protection within a single datacenter or across multiple datacenters and regions. Asynchronous geo-replication offers data availability across all AWS Regions. The storage appliance is touted to be ready to be deployed within minutes.

Users can also aggregate both Amazon's Elastic Block Storage the Elastic Compute Cloud data for a readily-available storage pool in the cloud. This should wipe out capacity limitations and smooth out performance bugs.

Red Hat also promises that with this solution, companies will not have to implement any modifications to existing applications for cloud data access.

The Red Hat Virtual Storage Appliance for Amazon Web Services is available now.

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Topics: Linux, Open Source

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