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[October 23, 2017]

Red Hat Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage Two Years in a Row

Red Hat (News - Alert), Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Red Hat in the "Visionaries" quadrant of the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for its storage solutions - Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage. Red Hat is the furthest to the right for completeness of vision and the highest in ability to execute of all vendors in the Visionary Quadrant. This is the second year in a row that Red Hat Storage has been placed in the Visionaries quadrant.

Gartner's (News - Alert) Magic Quadrants are based on a rigorous analysis of a vendor's completeness of vision and ability to execute.

Developed to handle modern storage workloads and meet customer requests, Red Hat has made a number of investments in its storage products over the past year. New or updated storage capabilities include:

  • Expanding container-native storage for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform across the hybrid cloud. Earlier this month, Red Hat unveiled Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6, which enables end-to-end storage for all core Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform applications and infrastructure.
  • Release of Red Hat Ceph Storage 2.3 which increases the versatility of Ceph for object storage by broadening protocol support so that users can connect more effectively to and between traditional and modern workloads.
  • Unveiling Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure, the industry's only production-ready offering with an entirely open source infrastructure stack that is developed, sold and supported by a single vendor.

Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage are both highly agile software-defined storage solutions that are built to handle different types of demanding workloads. Red Hat Ceph Storage is a robust, unified storage platform designed for object storage and cloud infrastructures at petabyte-scale. Red Hat Gluster Storage is a powerful distributed file system that offers flexible storage services across the data center's footprints - bare metal, virtual machines, private clouds, public clouds, and containerized environments. Both offerings can be deployed on industry-standard hardware. They are supported by an active community of open source developers and partners and used by companies around the world.

Supporting Quote

Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage, Red Hat
"Red Hat Storage is on the cutting edge of enterprise storage, evolving to meet new customer and infrastructure requirements of hybrid cloud and container infrastructures. We firmly believe that the future of storage is open, software-defined, and agile, something that can fully support modern workloads. We listen closely to our customers and respond. That's why we are proud to be named a Visionary by Gartner two years in a row. Red Hat is the furthest right for completeness of vision and the highest ranked in ability to execute of all vendors in the Visionary Quadrant."

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About the Magic Quadrant

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to provide reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As a connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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