Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced worldwide availability of a unified open software-defined storage portfolio that brings together Red Hat Ceph Storage, formerly known as Inktank Ceph Enterprise, and Red Hat Gluster Storage, formerly known as Red Hat Storage Server. The unified Red Hat Storage portfolio helps enterprises manage their current and emerging data storage workloads using open source software and standard hardware.

Today’s announcement is an important milestone in the continued momentum of Red Hat’s charter to bring open software-defined storage to enterprises that began with the acquisition of Gluster, Inc., in October 2011, and continued with the acquisition of Inktank, Inc., provider of Ceph, in May 2014. The product developed by Inktank has gone through Red Hat’s quality engineering processes and is now a fully-supported Red Hat solution, re-branded as Red Hat Ceph Storage.

Both Red Hat Gluster Storage and Red Hat Ceph Storage are open source, scale-out software-defined storage solutions that run on commodity hardware and have durable, programmable architectures. However, each is well suited for different sets of enterprise workloads, bringing unique and compelling benefits to the enterprise customer. Validated to work with leading partner hardware and software solutions, the Red Hat Storage portfolio gives enterprise customers the confidence that their storage workloads are optimized for open, software-designed storage.

Red Hat Gluster Storage is well suited for enterprise virtualization, analytics and enterprise sync and share workloads. Red Hat Ceph Storage is well suited for cloud infrastructure workloads, such as OpenStack. Both Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage address workloads for archival and rich media, providing customers with choice and ensuring the best fit for their specific storage requirements.