SolidFire Joins Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

OpenStack Storage Leader To Deliver Certified Block Storage Solution for Red Hat's OpenStack Distribution

RED HAT SUMMIT - BOSTON, Mass. and BOULDER, Colo.- June 12, 2013 - SolidFire, a provider of all-solid-state (SSD) storage systems for cloud infrastructure, today announced participation in Red Hat's OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network. Through this collaboration, and the Red Hat OpenStack Certification program, customers deploying SolidFire's storage platform with Red Hat's OpenStack distribution will get guaranteed block storage performance for their cloud infrastructure.

SolidFire is a key contributor to OpenStack's Block Storage project (aka Cinder). The SolidFire driver is embedded within the Cinder service and does not require any additional software download. All SolidFire functionality and QoS controls are accessible natively through OpenStack. The addition of Red Hat to SolidFire's OpenStack partner ecosystem complements the integrations announced with Nebula and Rackspace Private Cloud at last month's OpenStack Design Summit.

"Our OpenStack partners are integral for delivering complete cloud infrastructure solutions to customers," said Dave Cahill, Director of Strategic Alliances, SolidFire. "Red Hat is the unquestioned leader in open source software. Combined with SolidFire's leadership in OpenStack's Block Storage project, customers can have confidence that they are deploying a robust and validated solution for their OpenStack cloud infrastructure needs."

"We're pleased to welcome SolidFire to the Red Hat OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Network," said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat. "To help customers get the most out of the Red Hat OpenStack offerings and our open hybrid cloud solutions, we work closely with technology companies like SolidFire that provide powerful and complementary solutions. We look forward to continued collaboration with SolidFire as a key member of the Red Hat OpenStack ecosystem."

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About SolidFire
SolidFire delivers high-performance data storage systems for cloud service providers. Leveraging an all-flash scale-out storage architecture with patented volume-level Quality of Service (QoS) controls, providers can now guarantee storage performance to thousands of applications within shared infrastructures. By using real-time data reduction techniques and system-wide automation, SolidFire is fueling new and profitable block-storage services that are advancing the way the world uses the cloud.

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