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Red Hat Buys Gluster for $136 Million

Oct 04, 2011, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"During a press conference call to discuss the deal, Red Hat CTO, Brian Stevens said that there is an explosion in unstructured data. He added that there is a need to move all that data around securely, while having the ability to replicate it across multiple availability zones and cloud deployments. That's why the time is now right for Red Hat to into the market by acquiring Gluster.

"The time to realize value from a Gluster deployment is measured in minutes," Stevens said. "It's a stackable, software based solution that layers on top of existing RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) filesystems today."

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