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Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2 lowers down data integrity cost

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Red Hat has announced the new version of Gluster Storage 3.2. The update comes preloaded several performance improvements as well as a deeper integration with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

Focuses on performance improvements, Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2 provides data integrity at a lower cost. There is enhanced integration with OpenShift Container Platform that brings native support for advanced storage services like geo-replication and in-flight encryption for applications deployed in containers.

“Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2 marks a milestone in the life of the product. It brings together a number of innovations that are relevant to the modern CIO,” said Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager of storage, Red Hat.

Red Hat claims that the upgraded OpenShift Container Platform support can enable three times as many persistent volumes per cluster. The newly added improvement also offers smaller hardware footprint through arbiter volumes and shrinks infrastructure cost while maintaining data integrity. It also fixes the problem of data mismatch between two nodes.

Customers running traditional NAS use cases for backup/restore can achieve data integrity, while hyper-converged configurations in branch offices can result in savings on incurring the cost of hardware, power and data centre space. The software package also comes with Nagios framework to monitor storage operations.

The latest Gluster Storage version has also fixed to scale metadata-intensive operations for large files.

Red Hat believes that faster metadata-intensive operations can improve daily operations by 8x. Furthermore, the new release is focused on the software-defined storage industry.