Red Hat’s Global File System (GFS) designed for high-performance management of web and server clusters, has won backing from some high profile players.

Oracle, EMC and NetApp now support the Red Hat GFS solution. The Red Hat solution can now be used with Oracle RAC solutions, EMC Clariion networked storage systems and EMC Celerra network attached storage systems as well as storage area network interface solutions from NetApp.

Red Hat GFS can support up to 300 nodes and supports a variety of high-end 64-bit cluster file systems. The GFS enables a cluster of servers and share storage systems to operate as a single system, according to Red Hat.

Also on Monday, Red Hat announced that collaborative communications developer Polycom would utilize the GFS as well as Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The goal is to “accelerate the software development cycles” for two important product lines, Polycom and Red Hat said.

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