Thursday, April 22, 2021

Red Hat Buys Gluster for Scale-Out Storage

GigaOm: Yet another large technology company has purchased a storage vendor. This time open source software vendor Red Hat has bought Gluster for $136 million in cash. Gluster sells open source scale-out storage solutions. Red Hat says that it will continue to sell Gluster’s current products as well as integrating its technology into Red Hat products.

“Our customers are looking for software-based storage solutions that manage their file-based data on-premise, in the cloud and bridging between the two. With unstructured data growth (such as log files, virtual machines, email, audio, video and documents), the 90′s paradigm of forcing everything into expensive, single-system DBMS residing on an internal corporate SAN has become unwieldy and impractical,” said Red Hat’s Brian Stevens.

Other recent storage vendor acquisitions include EMC’s purchase of Isilon, HP’s purchase of Ibrix and IBM’s purchase of Storwize.

 

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