Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Storage Adds Erasure Coding, Tiering

»»Red Hat’s Inktank Ceph Storage Adds Erasure Coding, Tiering

red-hat-logo-XPSORedHat Inc. today released a new 1.2 version of its Inktank Ceph Enterprise software, featuring erasure coding, cache tiering and updated tools to manage and monitor the distributed object storage cluster.

The release marks the first product update since Red Hat acquired Inktank Storage Inc. in May for about $175 million in cash. Targeted at cloud, backups and archives, Inktank Ceph Enterprise (ICE) combines open source Ceph software for object and block storage, Calamari monitoring and management tools, and product support services.

Red Hat’s ICE 1.2 software-defined storage brings the commercially supported product in line with the latest Firefly release of open source Ceph storage software, and two key new features — erasure coding and cache tiering — are already generating interest.

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2014-07-22T13:17:00-06:00