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Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6 GA

January 29, 2021

Latest version of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage enables enterprises to apply added data resilience capabilities using existing data protection infrastructure

As enterprises turn to Kubernetes technology to support business-critical applications, many IT organizations will also face increased demand for integrated scalability and data resilience. Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6 helps enterprises expand their existing data protection capabilities to include Kubernetes applications, without requiring additional technology or infrastructure upgrades.

Ashesh Badani, senior vice president, Cloud Platforms, Red Hat

"As businesses look to OpenShift for their cloud-native applications and data needs, data resilience is one of the key challenges that Red Hat helps to address for them with the latest release of Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage. With our support of CSI-enabled snapshots and OpenShift API for Data Protection, Red Hat is enabling customers to natively achieve data resilience without having to replace their existing data protection infrastructure."

Robert Stanko, managing director of IT, APIS IT

"We want to be at the front of technology, but at the same time, we must also be mindful that our customers require security and predictability. Implementing Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage was a natural choice for storing our Red Hat OpenShift containers."

Petri Makkonen, manager, IT Operations, Asiakastieto

"Whether our data is at rest, in motion or in action, it is providing the foundation for the meaningful, actionable insights in our organization and Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage has delivered these services for us and our customers. With Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6, we are convinced that we can quickly and easily recover our infrastructure, applications, and its data across our Red Hat OpenShift installation—which paves the way to our continued success enabling secure and trustworthy services to our customers. It's simply a win-win."

Enrico Signoretti, senior analyst, GigaOM

"Red Hat OpenShift is already the leader when it comes to Enterprise Kubernetes and now, thanks to the recently introduced data services with data resilience, it consolidates this lead giving users additional easy-to-use tools to bridge the gap between traditional enterprise and modern Kubernetes-native storage management models".

Sam Werner, vice president, Storage Offering Management, IBM Storage

"IBM recognized the importance of meeting both IT and application development needs for container protection early on. Thanks to a strong collaborative effort between IBM Storage and Red Hat Data Services, we have tightly integrated IBM Spectrum Protect Plus with Red Hat OpenShift to strengthen data protection and data resilience in container environments."

Tightly integrated with Red Hat OpenShift, the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform, Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6 delivers enhanced data resilience features, including:

Snapshot functionality orchestrated by the Container Storage Interface (CSI) for customizable, point-in-time snapshots and clones of persistent data volumes. This makes it easier for IT administrators and application developers to more quickly return to a prior state.

OpenShift APIs for Data Protection to correctly restore data and applications that run in container pods. Backup tools need cluster resource context so that when applications are restored, they are able to find the namespaces associated with their persistent data.The OpenShift APIs for Data Protection operator enables Red Hat’s business partner ecosystem to more effectively integrate their data protection solutions with OpenShift, providing a more streamlined customer experience.

Broad support from an ecosystem of leading backup vendor solutions including Red Hat-certified IBM Spectrum Protect Plus which delivers data resilience for containerized applications running in Red Hat OpenShift and Kubernetes; TrilioVault for Kubernetes, a Red Hat-certified, Kubernetes-native data protection and disaster recovery solution for Red Hat OpenShift applications; and Kasten K10 by Veeam, a Red Hat-certified, Kubernetes-native data management solution for Red Hat OpenShift applications across hybrid cloud environments.


The new data resilience capabilities are generally available today with Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.6.

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