Chapter 2. New features and enhancements

This part describes new features and major enhancements introduced in Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage 4.4.

2.1. Deploying Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage using local storage devices

2.1.1. Deployment on Bare metal

Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage can now be deployed on bare metal clusters with optimal performance. Bare metal clusters can also be expanded to increase the storage capacity.

For more information, see Creating OpenShift Container Storage cluster on bare metal.

2.1.2. Deployment on VMware direct-attached drives

Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage can now be deployed using local storage devices on VMware clusters with optimal performance. VMware clusters can also be expanded to increase the storage capacity. This includes improved storage performance for customers running high Input/output operations per second (IOPS) workload. This is in addition to VSAN and VMFS datastore support introduced in Openshift Container Storage 4.2.

For more information, see Creating OpenShift Container Storage cluster on VMware.