Red Hat has released its Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2 with new features that would help customers store and manage an entire spectrum of data – from “hot” mission-critical data to “cold” archival data.

The new functionality, coupled with enhancements to the solution’s Calamari management and monitoring platform, make Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Enterprise storage solution a cost-effective storage platform for enterprises managing data-intensive applications, according to the company.

This is the first major announcement by Red Hat after its May 2014 acquisition of Inktank, a provider of Ceph and Inktank Ceph Enterprise open source storage solutions.

As part of today’s announcement, Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Enterprise supports the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.

Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Enterprise now enables users to define pools for storing data densely, and therefore more cost-effectively, as well as caching pools that can deliver high-performance.

The new erasure encoded storage pools in Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Enterprise provide enterprise-scale durability that can lower raw capacity requirements by up to 50 percent.

According to Neil Levine, director, product management, Storage and Big Data, Red Hat, “Enterprises are under pressure to store expanding amounts of data with limited IT budgets. As part of our commitment to redefining the economics of software-defined storage, the new archiving and tiering functionality in Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2 enables users to define pools for storing data densely, and therefore more cost-effectively, as well as pools that serve data very quickly.”

“And, because these pools all work together, customers can now create the blend of price and performance that’s right for them for both cold and hot data storage,” Levine added.

Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2 is supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 and 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04.


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