Data is growing exponentially. Web content has created an insatiable demand to increase storage capacity and manage data more efficiently. IDC’s report in 2011 predicts that the amount of data in the world will surpass 1.8 zettabytes. What is a zettabyte? One trillion gigabytes. The projected forecast for data consumption by 2015 is nearly 8 zettabytes. This astounding amount of data will cause the same problems enterprises have been dealing with for years. Where is the data going to be stored and how is it going to be managed?
Most of this data is unstructured or semi-structured data which would be a great fit for Red Hat Storage (RHS). This software based appliance can run on any traditional x86 server platforms. The RHS platform provides:
- Scale out distributed software-based storage appliance with the ability to run on variety of x86 commodity hardware
- One global name space
- No single point of failure
- Allows the ability to burst out to external Cloud provider
RHS deploys in minutes for scalable, high-performance storage in your datacenter or public cloud. RHS brings industry leading value because it provides a highly available and resilient place for unstructured data to live. RHS can scale with the data explosion without suffering in performance. As all Red Hat products, RHS is open and has no proprietary data formats. These three items – VALUE, SCALE, and OPEN – are what set Red Hat Storage Server sets apart from the current SAN and NAS scale-up storage solutions you may be using today.