Red Hat is having a busy week. Fresh off the back of the announcement that the company is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Microsoft Azure, Google has revealed it has brought Red Hat Gluster storage on the Google Compute Engine. Here are the details.
Google Compute Engine is the company’s infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering. It’s part of the Google Cloud Platform and was launched in 2013 with the intention of competing again Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
Red Hat Gluster Storage makes use of compute instances with disks attached in order to provide a distributed, scale-out file system. With this new addition, Google Compute Engine is able to offer a scalable, high-availability and fault tolerant shared file system so that data can be accessed across a number of cloud instances.
According to Google:
In order to protect mission critical data, Red Hat Gluster Storage enables users to synchronously replicate their files across multiple zones in the same region while at the same time asynchronously replicating them to a separate region for disaster recovery.
You can find out more about this over at the official blog.