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Red Hat Tackles Big Data by Acquiring Open Source Storage Provider

Red Hat has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gluster

Red Hat, Inc. has announced that it will be acquiring Gluster, Inc., a provider of open source storage solutions aimed at unstructured data management for approximately $136 million. With the acquired scale out storage technology, Red Hat seeks to harness the onslaught of big data that is deployed in both private and public cloud environments.

Sunnyvale, California based Gluster has developed GlusterFS, a software-only, scale-out storage system that allows enterprises to combine large numbers of commodity storage and compute resources into a high-performance, centrally-managed storage pool. The company which was founded in 2005 already has clients such as Pandora, and Samsung who are using its storage solutions for managing large volumes of data.

Red Hat has said that it plans on incorporating Gluster's products into its own and offering them using a subscription model and that it is committed to the Gluster community's ongoing open development.

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