Red Hat Announces General Availability of Software-Defined Storage Solution, Red Hat Storage One

Open source solutions company Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Storage One – a new approach to web-scale enterprise storage aimed at providing customers the convenience of hardware-optimized systems while preserving the flexibility and scale of software-defined storage.

Red Hat Storage One is designed to provide more of a plug-and-play approach to the procurement, deployment, and performance tuning of software-defined storage, ushering in a new wave of enterprise storage to meet the varying demands of “modern” workloads.

Red Hat Storage One is a platform of pre-engineered systems, created in close collaboration with Red Hat’s server hardware partners, that would deliver tightly packaged workload-optimized storage solutions. The fulfillment and support are offered via Red Hat’s hardware partner ecosystem. Supermicro is the first Red Hat server partner offering a single part number for software, hardware, and support of the solution.

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Red Hat Storage One would offer an “open, flexible, and modular solution that can easily be extended to meet the evolving needs of the modern enterprise.” According to Red Hat, their Storage One solution can help customers get the flexibility of software-defined storage and the convenience of storage appliances, with features including:

  • Ease of installation – The highly simplified and repeatable deployment process, thanks to a Red Hat Ansible Automation-based quick install tool, combined with available pre-configured workloads for media content repositories and general purpose NAS, can enable organizations to implement Red Hat Storage One “quickly and efficiently.”
  • Workload and hardware optimization – The software-defined storage and underlying hardware are pre-optimized for performance and throughput characteristics of the specific workload addressed by each solution.
  • Flexible scalability – Red Hat Storage One will be available in configurations ranging from four to 24 nodes, and is able to accommodate rapid growth via rolling upgrades as the needs of the storage system evolve.
  • Cost-effective – Red Hat Storage One has an “all-in-one” pricing model that would include advanced storage services for a more comprehensive, scale-out solution.

“The collaboration between Red Hat and Supermicro eases the acquisition, deployment, and support of software-defined storage (SDS) to petabytes and beyond,” said Michael McNerney, vice president, Software Solutions, and Network Security Supermicro.

Leveraging Supermicro’s comprehensive portfolio of storage optimized servers, Red Hat Storage One provides an ‘out of the box’ solution that provides the convenience of automated deployment with the flexibility of software-defined storage.”

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