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February 21, 2013

Zadara's Red Hat Enterprise Linux Available in AWS Marketplace

Cloud storage company Zadara Storage has made its Red Hat (News - Alert) Enterprise Linux (RHEL)-based storage AMIs (Amazon Machine Images) available in the AWS Marketplace.

Zadara’s new addition to the AWS Marketplace gives Network Attached Storage (NAS) users and database users requiring shared storage a new storage-as-a-service option.

The AMIs availability in the AWS Marketplace also provides Native Red Hat Cluster Services with MySQL, which is preconfigured access to NAS on Amazon Web Services (News - Alert) (AWS). The Zadara Red Hat AMIs is designed to give users the benefits of a “pure cloud storage solution, plus the ease of implementation that comes with preconfigured images,” according to Sajai Krishnan, general manager of the AWS Marketplace.

“We are excited to have Zadara Storage offerings on AWS Marketplace, adding to our growing ecosystem of Red Hat Enterprise Linux partners,” Krishnan said in a statement. “Zadara products used with AWS’s highly scalable, secure and flexible platform provide AWS customers with NAS data storage functionality for their unstructured data needs, and clustering capabilities for their high-availability MySQL database storage needs.”

The Zadara AMIs is available on-demand through AWS Marketplace and can be deployed within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) environment. Customers can also use standard Red Hat images with the necessary standard packages and automation scripts for connecting to Zadara Virtual Private Storage Arrays(TM) (VPSAs).

Designed to go beyond block-only storage and create a robust enterprise storage solution, the RHEL AMIs provide high availability, encryption, clustering, selectable RAID protection, full performance monitoring and tuning, pay-as-you-go, metering by the hour, performance isolation and reliable performance, company officials said.

The Zadara Storage RHEL AMIs were developed by Zadara with an off-the-shelf Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 distribution, which is designed to simplify the process for using enterprise-class cloud block storage and cloud file storage with RHEL on Amazon EC2.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey

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