BOSTON, MA – Sept. 21, 2016 — / — Permabit, a Red Hat Technology Partner and expert in data reduction for the cloud, is collaborating with Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, to deliver advanced data reduction for Red Hat Storage. Permabit has tested and certified its VDO data reduction for Linux® with Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage software to help data center IT organizations to reduce their storage footprint.

Permabit Technology Corporation recently announced the latest release of its Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) software, VDO 6 – the only modular data reduction solution available for the Linux block storage stack. VDO delivers Permabit-patented deduplication, HIOPS Compression™ and thin provisioning in a commercial Linux software package for enterprise hybrid cloud data centers and cloud service providers. Organizations struggling to keep up with demand for cloud storage are suddenly confronting the need for huge data center expansion which can run up to $3000/square foot. (1)

Combining Permabit VDO with open source private cloud storage maximizes data center density, reducing the need for expansion while also lowering operational costs of power and cooling. Permabit Labs testing of VDO with unstructured data repositories on Red Hat Storage saw data reduction rate of 2:1. Permabit Labs Testing in Virtual Disk Image environments saw VDO compression and deduplication deliver up to 6:1 data reduction rates with Red Hat Storage.

Red Hat Ceph Storage is a massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that supports unified storage for cloud environments. With object and block storage in one platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage can more efficiently and automatically manage the petabytes of data needed to run businesses facing large data growth. Red Hat Gluster Storage is an open, software-defined file storage platform that combines with standard X86 server platforms to enable a cost-effective alternative to traditional NAS appliances for unstructured and semi-structured data.

“Red Hat is excited to be working with Permabit to enable its data reduction technology on top of Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage for customers considering dedupe and compression as a solution for increasing storage density in expanding data centers,” said Ben Cherian, Director of Partnerships, Alliances, and Channel for Red Hat Storage. “Partners such as Permabit play an important role in supporting Red Hat enterprise customers as they move toward hybrid cloud architectures using open, software-defined storage.”

“Data reduction has become a requisite component of today’s Linux hybrid cloud solutions, enabling businesses to optimize their storage consumption and costs and minimize the need for expensive data center expansion,” said Tom Cook, Permabit CEO. “We are pleased to be working with Red Hat to make VDO available to its customers who want to increase their effective storage capacity and lower data center costs.”

To learn more about Permabit VDO Data Reduction software visit:

About Permabit:
Permabit pioneers the development of data reduction software that provides data deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning. Our innovative products enable customers to get to market quickly with solutions that cut effective cost, accelerate performance, and gain a competitive advantage. Just as server virtualization revolutionized the economics of compute, Permabit software is transforming the economics of storage today.

Permabit is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with operations in California, Korea and Japan. For more information, visit

Red Hat, Ceph, and Gluster are trademarks or registered trademarks of Red Hat, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.

(1) – Google Data Center @ $3658/sq.ft.

Judy Smith
JPR Communications

Source: Permabit Technology Corp.



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