ownCloud File Sync and Share and Red Hat Storage Enable Enterprise Clouds to Scale Like Public Clouds

25,000-User Benchmark Results Confirm Linear Scalability of Red Hat Storage and ownCloud Running on x86 Servers

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Lexington, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

ownCloud Inc., the company behind the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software, today released its performance testing for ownCloud Enterprise Edition with Red Hat Storage, Red Hat’s open, software-defined storage offering, running on x86 servers that demonstrate the cost and performance efficiency gained by running ownCloud with Red Hat Storage on industry-standard servers.

The performance testing benchmarked 25,000 concurrent users of ownCloud Enterprise Edition and Red Hat Storage running on industry-standard x86 servers. The configuration used illustrates a 2x total cost of ownership (TCO) improvement by converging the application server and storage server tiers onto the same servers, compared to traditional solutions with separate storage server appliances. This enables businesses to scale quickly and cost-effectively with user demand like a public cloud with far greater control of sensitive data and without subsidizing free cloud vendor users.

Red Hat and ownCloud used two twin-node x86 storage servers and four standard 2-socket servers for the performance benchmark. ownCloud Enterprise Edition and Red Hat Storage were installed and benchmarked on first one, and then two twin storage servers, serving as converged storage and application nodes. In addition, a MySQL NDB cluster was installed on two of the 2-socket servers, with another used as a load balancer out front with the final 2-socket server used as a load generator. The results show clear linear scalability when adding converged servers with a sustained load per server of 25,000 active users, demonstrating an architecture that can scale to meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of users.

ownCloud Enterprise Edition — based on ownCloud Community Edition, the world’s most popular open source file sync and share project, with more than 1.3 million users — is deployed fully on premises, enabling integration into existing user management tools, governance processes, and security, monitoring, and back-up tools. ownCloud can also leverage nearly all on site storage, and can be deployed with cloud storage as well — such as Amazon (S3) and OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) – to create a centrally controlled hybrid deployment model.

“Red Hat Storage is a perfect environment for businesses looking to keep control of their data while lowering storage costs and still giving employees file sync and share that they will use,” said Matt Richards, vice president, Products, ownCloud. “The combination of Red Hat Storage and ownCloud Enterprise Edition gives businesses an open, secure and private way for their employees to sync and share secure corporate data.”

With ownCloud Enterprise Edition and Red Hat Storage, enterprises customers can take more control of their files with on-site application servers and storage to manage large big data workloads while integrating easily into existing IT environments. The ownCloud and Red Hat solution gives IT more manageability with sensitive enterprise documents while providing a simple file sync and share experience they demand.

“ownCloud gives enterprise users the ability to share and sync files in an open source and secure way,” said Brent Compton, director, ecosystem, Storage and Big Data, Red Hat. “As illustrated by these benchmark results, the combined ownCloud solution with Red Hat Storage and leading x86 storage servers is very attractive to customers looking for similar scalability and TCO benefits available from public cloud solutions but with increased control and security.”

The combination of Red Hat Storage and ownCloud 6 Enterprise Edition offers organizations a custom-built and scalable way to deploy and manage highly scalable, centrally managed and cost-effective file sync and share capabilities.

For more information, visit here to download the ownCloud and Red Hat Storage Solution Brief.

ownCloud at 2014 Red Hat Summit
Visit ownCloud at Red Hat Summit on April 14-17 at the Moscone Center South in San Francisco, in the Red Hat Storage Partner Booth #605.

About ownCloud
Based on the popular ownCloud open source file sync and share community project, ownCloud Inc. was founded in 2011 to give corporate IT greater control of their data -- combining greater flexibility, openness and extensibility with on premise servers and storage. Company headquarters are in Lexington, MA, with European headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany. For more information, visit: http://www.owncloud.com.

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