Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4 Adds New Capabilities for Kubernetes Workloads

Red Hat has introduced Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4 to provide an integrated, multi-cloud experience to Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform users.

Enhanced with Multi-Cloud Object Gateway from Red Hat’s 2018 acquisition of NooBaa, Red Hat says that OpenShift Container Storage 4 enables greater abstraction and flexibility so customers have the freedom to choose data services across multiple public clouds, while still operating from a unified Kubernetes-based control plane for applications and storage. In addition to helping customers avoid public cloud lock-in, the company says, this enables developers to keep their data close to applications through improved accessibility, delivering a more efficient developer experience.

With a consistent Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) interface, enterprises have the built-in object storage and scalability needed to support portability for data-intensive applications across the hybrid cloud on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

For developers building cloud-native applications or lifting and shifting legacy applications, Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4 helps accelerate application development workflow. Optimization with Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, enables developers to dynamically provision their own storage from within the platform without requiring storage expertise. In addition, there is easier deployment and greater automation through Rook’s storage orchestration capabilities. With the Operator, developers have Kubernetes-native, automated support for easier deploying, packaging and expansion of storage on Red Hat OpenShift.

"As the container storage market continues to evolve rapidly, Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4, brings to bear solutions for the biggest challenges facing customers today," Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage, Red Hat. "The integration with Operator advances us towards the industry vision of fully self-managed, self-healing storage services delivered through Kubernetes."

Additionally, to help enable security across cloud environments, the release expands data protection features, such as encryption, anonymization, key separation, and erasure coding. Using the Multi-Cloud Object Gateway, developers can share and access sensitive application data in a more secure and compliant fashion across multiple geo-locations and platforms.

Red Hat also announced Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.3, the newest version of the enterprise Kubernetes platform. The latest version of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform delivers FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) compliant encryption (FIPS 140-2 Level 1) and encryption of the etcd datastore to provide additional protection for secrets at rest. Additional capabilities to support private clusters and private networks provide wider controls to limit platform and application access for cloud-based clusters.

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