Red Hat lets customers burst storage into Google Cloud Platform

Gluster Storage can be deployed on-premise and in Google to improve scale and disaster recovery

Red Hat has given customers the ability to deploy the same storage on-premise and in Google Cloud Platform.

Making its Gluster Storage available in Google’s cloud will allow Red Hat’s customers to extend their data infrastructures into the public cloud, offering them more scalability and disaster recovery options.

Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager of storage and Big Data at Red Hat, said: “Storage has evolved beyond a hardware-centric approach, especially as enterprises increasingly build and deploy applications on-premises and in public and hybrid clouds.

“Modern applications need flexible storage solutions that can scale-out as business needs change, managing petabytes of data in a variety of environments.”

Google Cloud Platform users deploying Gluster will be able to scale their storage to encompass petabytes of data within minutes, Red Hat claimed, by aggregating multiple Google Persistent Disks.

Gluster’s distributed file system also creates a consistent storage platform between on-premise and the cloud, meaning customers can deploy applications to Google Cloud Platform without rewriting them.

This single platform lets customers integrate Google’s cloud into their data protection strategy, Red Hat said, replicating data stored on-premise into the cloud.

“We are excited to expand our alliance with Google to bring even more choice to the hybrid cloud: whether on-premise or in the public cloud with Google Cloud Platform,” Rangachari said.