Use case: Red Hat Storage for backup and archival storage


Store all your data with 1 adaptable platform

Enterprises are facing an explosion of data generated by all sorts of applications, from business intelligence, to email and data warehousing, to virtualization. Having to store multiple versions of all that data for prolonged periods is a huge challenge—especially using traditional storage solutions, which are notoriously rigid, hard to scale, and expensive.

To store their backup and archival data, more and more businesses are turning to open, software-defined storage like Red Hat® Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage. These scalable, cost-effective, adaptable products store all versions of your data across physical, virtual, and cloud environments and let you easily retrieve that data when you need it.

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Storage for active archives

Archive all types and amounts of data with minimal effort and resources

Red Hat Ceph Storage can store and manage your entire spectrum of data, from "hot" critical data to "cold" archival data. An object store by design, it overcomes the shortcomings of traditional file systems, especially in large deployments of a petabyte or more. It also provides enterprise-scale durability that can lower your raw-capacity requirements by up to 50%.

Red Hat Gluster Storage helps you tackle rapid archive growth, highly distributed users, and segregated storage pools with open source, scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) that works seamlessly with industry-standard hardware.

Both products radically reduce storage costs. Together they form an open source backup and archival storage platform that's optimized for capacity, runs on commodity hardware, and creates the right blend of price and performance for your storage needs.


  • Agile, scalable, cost-effective, and flexible data storage

    Adapt to ever-changing archival storage needs at much lower costs than proprietary alternatives.

  • Unified storage

    Simplify and streamline data access across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.

  • Reduced operational overhead

    Keep costs low with self-managing and self-healing features.

  • Easy integration with apps and systems

    Integrate easily with applications and systems through standards-based interfaces and full application programming interfaces (APIs).

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Case studies


Red Hat Gluster Storage lets Intuit react and expand quickly in response to the demands of the fast-moving consumer tax market. It also offers a much lower total cost of ownership than proprietary systems, increasing Intuit's return on investment for the initiative. The cost per terabyte of storage dropped by a factor of 16 to 1.

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