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Explosive data growth is overwhelming hardware-based storage—and IT budgets. And there's no end in sight. Most enterprises are unprepared to manage all this data, much less extract value from it. That’s why 95% of IT decision makers and C-level respondents said in a recent survey that they believed moving to an agile storage solution would bring benefits for their organization.1 But not acting soon could mean losing your competitive edge—and business.

Unlike proprietary, hardware-based storage, which limits your ability to keep up with today’s immensely growing data stores, the Red Hat® Storage portfolio gives you an open, software-defined storage platform that scales across physical, virtual, and cloud resources—without limits.

1 Vanson Bourne Ltd: Maximizing storage solutions, survey conducted for Red Hat, Inc. September 2017.


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Success Stories

These customers rely on Red Hat to meet their data demands

We’ve had researchers from Gambia running analysis on the system, and we had teams uploading sequencing data to OpenStack and Ceph last year during the Ebola outbreak in Africa. This is a large-scale, remote resource that we can ship data to, from anywhere.”

Our costs, including various procurement costs and operating fees, fell to less than half of what they had been before implementing Red Hat Gluster Storage.”

The decision was easy. We now have access to a system that is much faster and, compared to the EMC solution, costs are 8 times lower. In our business, margins are small, so that is very important.”

What is open, software-defined storage

Software-defined (or software-based) storage brings virtualization to enterprise data storage. You can scale storage, compute, and networking resources across on-premise and cloud environments, without being tied to 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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Partner Profiles

These partners work with Red Hat to deliver innovative storage solutions

Supermicro is a leading innovator of high-performance server, storage, and networking solutions optimized for Red Hat software-defined storage deployments.

QCT, a global datacenter solution provider with specialized expertise in hyperscale and telco environments, provides storage-optimized servers for Red Hat Storage.

Permabit Virtual Data Optimizer (VDO) delivers block-level deduplication, compression, and thin provisioning to Red Hat Storage environments.

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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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