RED Hat and Network Appliance have announced joint efforts related to the development and deployment of iSCSI within production Red Hat Enterprise Linux environments.
Both Red Hat and NetApp have committed to supporting the iSCSI software initiator in the upcoming Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Update 4 as well as future Red Hat Enterprise Linux versions based on the new 2.6 Linux kernel.
The expanded partnership will enable customers to experience maximised flexibility, enhanced performance and increased cost savings with open, industry-standard IP-based SAN environments.
Additionally, the Red Hat global file system (GFS) and cluster suite are now supported with NetApp storage systems.
Combined with industry-standard fibre channel and iSCSI technologies, Red Hat and NetApp offer customers enhanced flexibility with the ability to leverage their choice of iSCSI or fibre channel SANs.
Red Hat currently uses NetApp storage systems for several of its mission-critical internal applications, including the award-winning Red Hat Network and other applications based on Oracle.