Red Hat introduces software-defined storage to Kubernetes on OpenShift


Red Hat has announced that Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation is joining Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, bringing data services, including software-defined storage, to its enterprise Kubernetes platform. Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus provides a complete, multi-cloud Kubernetes stack for DevSecOps and application development professionals. The addition of Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation provides developers with a consistent data platform with persistent storage that can span clouds and infrastructure, combined with data management capabilities for IT operations teams.

Kubernetes is the de facto standard in container orchestration and provides a powerful engine for orchestration at scale, but requires additional components to fully meet the needs of the enterprise for building and running contemporary applications. “Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus brings together the necessary capabilities that provide a consistent way to secure, protect, and manage applications throughout the software lifecycle across Kubernetes clusters, even across different cloud infrastructures,” Red Hat writes in a statement.

Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus includes:

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform , a consistent hybrid cloud foundation built on Kubernetes that helps developers rapidly code and deliver applications while providing flexibility and efficiency to IT operations teams.

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security for Kubernetes , to help secure software supply chains, infrastructure, and workloads.

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes , for end-to-end visibility, management, and control of Kubernetes clusters in a hybrid and multicloud environment.

Red Hat Quay , to supply a scalable, global container registry to build a consistent pipeline across infrastructures with images scanned for security vulnerabilities, identifying potential issues that can help mitigate security risks.

● Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation Essentials, to provide integrated cluster data management for containerized workloads, consistently across hybrid and multicloud environments.

“With Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, organizations have a unmarried solution with the tools and functionality to accelerate cloud-native initiatives and adopt DevSecOps across hybrid cloud, including edge environments,” says Red Hat, adding that “Modern, cloud-native applications need clustered data management services that not only provide a more consistent experience for workloads across hybrid and multicloud environments, but also have the ability to scale dynamically as business conditions change. demands. With Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation integrated with Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus, organizations gain integrated access to common data services that work across an organization’s container landscape, helping to avoid storage silos.”

The latest version of the storage solution, Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation 4.9, includes new features that help organizations develop and deploy applications faster and more efficiently:

Multicloud thing gateway namespace buckets solve data availability challenges by offering a more bendy way to address data needs across different cloud locations. Data can reside in a single location while also being available in alternate locations that applications need to access, without having to copy the data to the alternate location.

Persistent volume encryption that allows users to manage and keep encryption keys separate from their cluster. This provides greater granularity while offering flexibility for users to supply their own KMS key.


Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus is available. Red Hat customers who have an active subscription to Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus receive OpenShift Data Foundation Essentials as part of their subscription at no additional cost.

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