Red Hat has released a scale-out software tool for enterprises.
The Red Hat Storage 2.0 beta was launched on Monday and is based on technology the Raleigh, North Carolina company gained with its $136m (£88m) acquisition of Gluster in October.
Features of the software include compatibility for the Apache Hadoop open-source data analytics platform, more detailed management tools, greater reliability and unified file and object access.
Red Hat feels the Gluster-based technology sets it apart from the competition and has claimed its closest rival, EMC via Isilon, is hobbled by a dependence on specific hardware.
The company did not say when Red Hat Storage 2.0 would become generally available.