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Red Hat Announces Global Availability Of Red Hat Storage Server 2.0

Red Hat Inc. (RHT) announced the global availability of Red Hat Storage Server 2.0, the company's scale-out, open source storage software solution for the management of unstructured data. Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 is available immediately.

The company said Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 transforms the enterprise and cloud storage market by combining community-powered innovation with the volume economics of industry standard x86 servers across on-premise, cloud or hybrid environments.

Available only in Technology Preview, Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 is also offering support for big data infrastructure, with compatibility for Apache Hadoop that provides a new storage option for Hadoop deployments, the company said.

In addition, Red Hat announced a set of solutions that the company plans to roll out in the coming months that are based on Red Hat products and technologies and are designed to enable enterprises to build and manage open hybrid clouds.

The company said that t he solutions combine Red Hat's full portfolio of products -- including Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat Storage, JBoss Enterprise Middleware, Red Hat CloudForms and Red Hat OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) - to offer enterprises an easy on-ramp to open hybrid cloud computing with reduced complexity.

Red Hat's four open hybrid cloud solutions include OpenShift Enterprise PaaS Solution, Red Hat Hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Solution, Red Hat Cloud with Virtualization Bundle, Red Hat Storage. Red Hat Storage is available today. The OpenShift Enterprise PaaS Solution, Red Hat Hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Solution and Red Hat Cloud with Virtualization Bundle offerings are expected to be available in Summer 2012.

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