One of the world’s leading provider of Open Source Solutions, Red Hat Inc., had recently announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4, which delivers a well-integrated, multicloud experience to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform users.Customers all over the world had been looking for a storage experience that is consistent for a variety of data-centric applications across the open hybrid cloud, which now comes to an end with the announcement of the Red Hat OpenShift container Storage 4.
In 2018, when Red Hat acquired NooBaa, it also received access to the Multi-Cloud Object Gateway, which has been put to use in the Red Hat OpenShift Cotnainer Storage 4. This has enabled it to offer better flexibility while still operating form a unified Kubernetes-based control plane, so that customers can choose data services across multiple clouds.
The new systemenables the developers to provision their own storage from within the platform without any storage expertise, as it is optimized with Red hat OpenShift container platform. This will also reduce the build times and improve continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipeline efficiency, thereby helping developers to build, test and release applications faster. This release also brings data protection features such as key separation, anonymization and erasure coding to help enable security across cloud environments. The fact that Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4 is based on Red Hat Ceph Storage helps users with scalability and security that is much needed for emerging workloads across multicloud environments such as SQL, machine learning (ML), NoSQL and artificial intelligence (AI).