Red Hat Storage Server

Deploying scalable, flexible enterprise storage shouldn't lock you in to high-cost proprietary solutions. Red Hat® Storage Server helps your enterprise manage the explosion of big, semistructured, and unstructured data growth while maintaining the storage performance, capacity, and availability you need to meet your most demanding enterprise storage requirements.


What is open software-defined storage?

Software-defined storage, or software-based storage, brings the power of virtualization to enterprise data storage. This lets your organization 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. Open software-defined storage delivers the benefits of community-powered innovation through open source software and the benefits of volume economics by running the software on standards-based commodity hardware. The result is agile, scalable, loosely coupled environments for unstructured data storage.

What is Red Hat Storage Server?

Red Hat Storage Server is an open software-defined, scale-out storage platform for easy management of unstructured data for physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Bringing together best-of-breed open source technologies such as GlusterFS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Storage Server enables cost-effective and highly available storage without compromising on scale or performance.

Red Hat Storage Server benefits

Lower costs: Manage exponential data growth at a fraction of the cost of other storage solutions.

Streamline information access: Whether deployed on-premise, in a public cloud, or in a hybrid cloud, Red Hat Storage Server makes it easier to access information and brings freedom of choice and the benefits of a community of innovative developers to your enterprise.

Flexible deployment options: Instantly add more capacity, performance, or availability for data access and security by deploying the same storage solution across on-premise and cloud environments, depending on what makes sense for your business.

Red Hat Storage Server solves enterprise storage challenges

  • Enterprise-wide file sharing with a single access point across data storage locations
  • Nearline storage for infrequently accessed data that needs to be online
  • Rich media (audio and video) content distribution with petabyte-scale storage and high-read performance requirements
  • High-performance storage for bandwidth-intensive applications like weather prediction and oil and gas exploration
  • Centralized Storage-as-a-Service to enterprise applications
  • Back-up target and archive for on-site or off-site data protection