Posted By Colleen Miller On February 7, 2012 @ 4:13 pm In Cloud Computing | 2 Comments
Open source solutions provider Red Hat, Inc.  (RHT) today announced  the availability of the Red Hat Virtual Storage Appliance for Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will enable enterprises to extend scale-out Network-Attached Storage (NAS) to the cloud.
Built on the former Gluster technology (acquired by Red Hat  this fall) the offering allows organizations to extend their data center storage to the cloud. With the appliance, users have the ability to aggregate both Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances, creating a highly available virtualized storage pool that offers enhanced scalability and performance in the cloud.
Red Hat also recently released its Storage Software Appliance. The two products will offer greater flexibility to organizations looking to include file storage in their on-premise and cloud strategies.
Red Hat Virtual Storage Appliance for AWS features both synchronous and asynchronous file replication, assuring data availability across AWS Availability Zones. Synchronous replication provides users with redundancy and protection within a single datacenter or multiple datacenters and availability zones in a region, while asynchronous geo-replication offers data availability across all AWS Regions. Red Hat Virtual Storage Appliance is POSIX compliant meaning that no application modifications are required for data access in the cloud, according to Red Hat.
Key benefits of Red Hat Virtual Storage Appliance for AWS include:
For more information about Red Hat Virtual Storage Appliance for Amazon Web Services, visit the Red Hat web site .
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 Red Hat, Inc.: http://www.redhat.com
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 Red Hat web site: http://www.redhat.com/products/storage/virtual-storage/
 Colleen Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/colleenm/
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