Red Hat Extends Comprehensive Kubernetes Platform With Consistent And Persistent Storage

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Published February 14th, 2022 - 12:17 GMT
Red Hat Extends Comprehensive Kubernetes Platform With Consistent And Persistent Storage
Joe Fernandes Red Hat.
Highlights
Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation is now included in Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus

Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation is now included in Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, bringing data services, including software-defined storage, to the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform in a single holistic solution. Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus provides a complete, multicloud Kubernetes stack out of the box, addressing crucial needs of DevSecOps and application development professionals. The addition of Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation gives developers a consistent data platform with persistent storage that can span clouds and infrastructure, combined with data management capabilities for IT operations teams.

Kubernetes is the de facto standard in container orchestration and provides the powerful engine to bring about orchestration at scale, but it requires additional components to truly match enterprise needs for building and running modern applications. Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus brings together the necessary capabilities that provide a consistent way to secure, protect and manage applications throughout the software lifecycle across Kubernetes clusters -- even across different cloud infrastructures. 

Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus includes:

With Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, organizations have a single solution with the tools and functionality to accelerate cloud-native initiatives and adopt DevSecOps across the entirety of the hybrid cloud including at the edge.

Data services designed for containers and the hybrid cloud

Modern, cloud-native applications need cluster data management services that not only provide a more consistent experience for workloads in hybrid and multicloud environments, but also have the ability to scale dynamically as demands change. With Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, organizations gain built-in access to common data services that work across an organization's container landscape, helping to prevent storage silos. The latest version of the storage solution, Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation 4.9, includes new features that help organizations to more quickly and efficiently develop and deploy applications, including:

  • Multicloud object gateway namespace buckets resolve data availability challenges by offering a more flexible way to address data needs across different cloud locations. Data can reside in a single location while also being made available on alternative locations where applications need access, without having to copy data over to the alternative location.  
  • Persistent volume encryption enables users to manage and hold encryption keys separate from their cluster. This provides improved granularity while offering flexibility for users to bring their own KMS key.

Availability

Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus is available now. Red Hat customers who have an active Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus subscription receive OpenShift Data Foundation Essentials as part of their existing subscription at no extra cost. 

Also available immediately is the Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus with Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation Advanced bundle, which adds advanced security features, multi-cluster workload support, disaster recovery, and standalone and mixed use storage support to the capabilities in OpenShift Data Foundation Essentials.

Supporting Quotes

Joe Fernandes, vice president and general manager, Cloud Platforms, Red Hat
“As organizations diversify their applications to meet the evolving needs of the global economy, the need to quickly innovate at scale while still maintaining a strong IT security posture is paramount. Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus provides the innovation of Kubernetes tailored for enterprise needs, along with a broad set of additional capabilities like management, enhanced security features and now storage out of the box, answering common production requirements that basic Kubernetes services cannot address.”

Teguh Wahyono, director of information technology and digital, Pegadaian

“With Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation we have been able to modernize our applications, speed up innovation, and deploy new services faster and more reliably. Our developers are able to improve the delivery speed and relevance of IT services to the business and roll out relevant solutions for customers. Additionally, working with Red Hat we have been able to create an open source culture, encouraging our developers and business units to promote innovation.”

Background Information

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