Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 Launches with Partner Support from Cisco, Groupware, Intel, Mainline and Synnex
Mumbai, India, July 2, 2012: Red Hat, Inc the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced in après release, strong partner support for Red Hat Storage, the company’s scale-out, open source storage software for the management of unstructured data. Red Hat Storage Server 2.0 launches with a strong ecosystem of industry-leading partners, including Cisco, Groupware, Intel, Mainline and Synnex.
With virtualization, cloud computing, mobile devices and social media helping to drive adoption, the market opportunity for scale-out storage is growing rapidly. Industry analysts estimate revenue for the scale-out storage market will reach more than $18 billion by 2015, a more than 20 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR).
Enterprise Strategy Group further estimates that by 2015, 80 percent of all new external networked storage shipment revenue will come from systems based on scale-out architectures and that externally networked scale-out storage shipments in commercial and government sectors will increase from 4,189 petabytes (PB) in 2010 to 62,834 PB in 2015, reflecting a 72 percent CAGR that exceeds the overall external networked storage growth rate of 54 percent.
Red Hat Storage is designed to address organizations’ growing needs around the management of unstructured data, and through ecosystem collaboration with Red Hat, leading solution providers can leverage the open and flexible nature of Red Hat Storage and can develop unique solutions that give the power of choice back to customers.
Talking about the partner ecosystem, Ranga Rangachari, general manager, Storage, Red Hat said, “Scale-out storage is now an integral part of mainstream IT, and the partner ecosystem surrounding Red Hat Storage is a big part of our vision to help organizations reduce their storage costs while addressing the massive growth in unstructured data. Coupled with our rich partner ecosystem, Red Hat has the opportunity to transform the enterprise storage industry in the same way Red Hat Enterprise Linux disrupted the proprietary UNIX market.”
Mark Balch, director, Data Center Group, Cisco said, “More customers are looking for scale-out, distributed storage for data analytics, archive and cloud applications. Cisco is working with Red Hat and other storage solution vendors to deliver high-performance, rapidly deployable datacenter infrastructure built on the Cisco Unified Computing System to meet these increasing needs.”