As the world's leading provider of open source solutions, Red Hat provides enterprise strength, mission-critical software and services in today's most important IT areas: operating systems, storage, middleware, virtualization, and cloud computing. Red Hat’s open source model supplies enterprise computing solutions that reduce costs and improve performance, reliability, and security.
Unlike proprietary, hardware-based storage, the Red Hat® Storage portfolio provides an open, software-defined storage platform that scales across physical, virtual, and cloud resources. Our customers benefit from reduced costs, no vendor lock-in, and the ability to add capacity without degrading performance.
Red Hat Ceph Storage is a massively scalable, fully distributed, software-defined storage system developed from the ground up to deliver object, block, and file storage in one self-managing, self-healing platform. Based on Ceph—the open source, software-defined storage system overwhelming preferred by OpenStack users, Red Hat Ceph Storage was specifically designed to manage petabytes of data as well as cloud and emerging workloads. It provides a highly flexible, massively scalable, unified storage platform with no single point of failure, easy integration with third-party tools, and a peer-reviewed architecture that runs on standard server and disks. Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage comprise the Red Hat Storage portfolio.
Red Hat Gluster Storage combines file storage with a scaled-out architecture to efficiently store and manage big, semi-structured, and unstructured data, including rich media, backup images and nearline archives, and big data. Red Hat Gluster Storage is based on GlusterFS, the open source, software-defined, scalable network filesystem, and combines both file and object storage with a scale-out architecture, designed to cost-effectively store and manage petabyte-scale data growth.
With scale-out storage, adding capacity and performance can be a smaller, incremental expense. Your organization can scale one server at a time. Cloud service providers and forward-looking enterprises are adopting this model, using open-source software designed to run on off-the-shelf, commodity servers and disks. Together, Intel and Red Hat provide the right storage combination, with Red Hat® Storage software running on high-performing and reliable Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers with Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters and the Intel® Solid-State Drives (Intel® SSDs) Data Center family.
With years of enterprise customer experience, Red Hat combines its expertise as the leading Ceph and Gluster authorities with the thriving innovation of the open source community to provide end-to-end, fully integrated solutions that are not only agile and reliable, but also cost-effective.
Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster storage customers benefit from industry respected Red Hat subscriptions, offering Red Hat tested and supported, commercial versions of the upstream code. Customers receive streamlined product deployment and support access that includes lifecycle management, Knowledgebase and deployment resources, enhanced security and accountability – including the backing of the Red Hat Product Security team, fixes for critical problems, Red Hat Certification for hardware, software, and Cloud Providers, along with Red Hat Open Source and Quality Assurance Programs.
Global Services and Support for Red Hat Storage are also available directly from Red Hat Sales, offering evaluation, pre-production, and production contracts depending on the need for improved SLAs, hot fixes for critical issues, phone and online support.
In addition, Red Hat customers are encouraged to take advantage of specialized consulting services from Red Hat Storage Consulting Services: