Permabit Collaborating With Red Hat

To deliver data reduction for Ceph andt Gluster storage software
This is a Press Release edited by on 2016.09.28

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Permabit Technology Corporation, a Red Hat, Inc.'s technology partner and expert in data reduction for the cloud, is collaborating with Red Hat, a provider of open source solutions, to deliver data reduction for Red Hat storage.

Permabit has tested and certified its Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) data reduction for Linux with Red Hat Ceph storage and Red Hat Gluster storage software to help data center IT organizations to reduce their storage footprint.

Permabit announced the latest release of its VDO software, VDO 6 - a modular data reduction solution available for the Linux block storage stack. VDO delivers Permabit-patented deduplication, HIO/s compression and thin provisioning in a commercial Linux software package for enterprise hybrid cloud data centers and cloud service providers.

Organizations struggling to keep up with demand for cloud storage are confronting the need for huge data center expansion which can run up to $3,000/square foot.1

Combining VDO with open source private cloud storage maximizes data center density, reducing the need for expansion while also loweringtoperational costs of power and cooling. Permabit Labs testing of VDO with unstructured data repositories on Red Hat storage saw data reduction rate of 2:1. Permabit labs testing in virtual disk image environments saw VDO compression and deduplication deliver up to 6:1 data reduction rates with Red Hat storage.

Ceph storage is a scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that supports unified storage for cloud environments. With object and block storage in one platform, Ceph storage can more efficiently manage the petabytes of data needed to run businesses facing large data growth. Gluster storage is an open, software-defined file storage platform that combines with standard X86 server platforms to enable a cost-effective alternative to traditional NAS appliances for unstructured and semi-structured data.

"Red Hat is excited to be working with Permabit to enable its data reduction technology on top of Red Hat Ceph storage and Red Hat Gluster storage for customers considering dedupe and compression as a solution for increasing storage density in expanding data centers," said Ben Cherian, director of partnerships, alliances, and channel, Red Hat. "Partners such as Permabit play an important role in supporting Red Hat enterprise customers as they move toward hybrid cloud architectures using open, software-defined storage."

"Data reduction has become a requisite component of today's Linux hybrid cloud solutions, enabling businesses to optimize their storage consumption and costs and minimize the need for expensive data center expansion," said Tom Cook, Permabit CEO. "We are pleased to be working with Red Hat to make VDO available to its customers who want to increase their effective storage capacity and lower data center costs."

1 Google Data Center @ $3,658/sq.ft