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And Red Hat Debuted a virtualization software package based on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and Red Hat CloudForms that the company said speeds up cloud adoption by combining virtualization and cloud management into one project cycle.
During several sessions at the Red Hat Summit, presenters compared the capabilities of Red Hat's new offerings to VMware's vSphere 5, saying the Red Hat software provided virtualization and cloud management capabilities at a lower cost than vSphere's virtualization-only technology.
Red Hat also launched Red Hat Storage Server 2.0, the vendor's open-source software for managing the storage of structured and unstructured data. Red Hat acquired the data storage technology in October when it bought Gluster, and 2.0 is the first release under Red Hat's management.
The 2.0 release supports Common Internet File System (CIFS), Network File System (NFS), HTTP and OpenStack Swift file access protocols. It also offers geo-replication capabilities and is compatible with more than 50 dual-socket x86-based servers.
While release 2.0 is available now, Red Hat is offering a technology preview of Red Hat Storage Server's support for "big data" infrastructure through compatibility with Apache Hadoop. Also in technology preview is a management console for the product.