Don't just store your data. Liberate it.

Now you can easily manage big, unstructured, and semistructured data in physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

Stone Age datacenter? Modernize it with open, software-defined storage.

Explosive data growth is overwhelming hardware-based storage—and IT budgets. And there's no end in sight: IDC expects data worldwide to reach 40,000 exabytes by 2020. Most enterprises are unprepared to manage all this data, much less extract value from it. But not doing so can mean losing business.

Unlike proprietary, hardware-based storage, the Red Hat® Storage portfolio of products gives you an open, software-defined storage platform that scales across physical, virtual, and cloud resources. It drastically cuts costs, prevents vendor lock-in, and lets you add infinite capacity without degrading performance.

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Red Hat Gluster Storage
Provides a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective data management platform, streamlining file and object access across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
Red Hat Ceph Storage
Provides a robust, highly scalable block and object storage platform for enterprises deploying public or private clouds. Voted No. 1 storage option by OpenStack® users.

What is open, software-defined storage

Software-defined (or software-based) storage brings virtualization to enterprise data storage. You can abstract and pool storage capacity and compute and networking resources across on-premise and cloud environments to scale independently and beyond individual hardware components.

But we've taken it a step further. Our software-defined storage is also open source. It draws on the innovations of a community of developers, partners, and customers. And you get the benefits of volume economics by running the software on standards-based commodity hardware or public cloud resources. The result is agile, scalable, loosely coupled environments for unstructured data storage.

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It's absolutely unacceptable for our application to be down in tax season. If it is, we make the news. The final architecture of Red Hat [Gluster Storage] means there are no single points of failure and it provides high availability all the time.

Jeff Ludwig, director of product development for Intuit TurboTax Learn More

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The greatest benefit provided by the combination of Red Hat Gluster Storage and Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization was a dramatic reduction in storage costs, which had posed problems for many years.

McMaster University

"I showed Red Hat [Gluster Storage] to our operations people, who are ultimately the ones who will have to support it, and they were amazed at how intuitive and easy it was to use." - Wayde Nie, lead architect, Technology Services department, McMaster University

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GlusterFS is an open source, distributed file system capable of scaling to several petabytes (actually, 72 brontobytes) and handling thousands of clients. Red Hat Gluster Storage is the hardened, enterprise-grade version of GlusterFS.

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Ceph community

Ceph is a massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that runs on commodity hardware. It delivers object and block storage in 1 self-managing, self-healing platform with no single point of failure. Ideally, Ceph replaces legacy storage and provides a single solution for the cloud.

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