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By Daniel Gilfix, Product Marketing, Red Hat Storage
Once again, an independent analytic news source has confirmed what many of you already know: that Red Hat Ceph Storage stands alone in its commitment to technical excellence for the customers it serves. In the latest IT Brand Pulse survey covering Networking & Storage products, IT professionals from around the world have selected Red Hat Ceph Storage as the “Scale-out Object Storage Software” leader in all categories. This includes price, performance, reliability, service and support, and innovation. The honors follow a pattern of recognition from IT Brand Pulse, having bestowed the leadership tag to Red Hat Ceph Storage in 2017, 2015, and 2014, with 2016 noted for Red Hat as “Service and Support” leader.
The report documented the results of the independent, March 2018, annual survey that polled vendors on their perception of excellence in eleven different categories. Red Hat Ceph Storage earned ratings that were visibly head and shoulders above the competition, including more than a 2X differential over Scality and VMware.
It feels like just yesterday!
This latest third party validation comes on the heels of Red Hat Ceph Storage being named as a finalist in Storage Magazine and SearchStorage’s 2017 Products of the Year competition in late January 2018. Here, the evaluation was based on Red Hat Ceph Storage v2.3, one that made great strides in the areas of connectivity and containerization, including an NFS gateway to an S3-compatible object interface and compatibility with the Hadoop S3A plugin.
Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 carries the baton
IT professionals voting in this year’s IT Brand Pulse survey were able to consider newer features in the important Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 release that addressed a series of major customer challenges in object storage and beyond. We delivered full support for file-based access via CephFS, expanded ties to legacy storage environments through iSCSI, pumped fuel into our containerization options with CSDs for 25% hardware deployment savings, and introduced an easier monitoring interface and additional layers of automation for more self-maintaining deployments.
See you at Red Hat Summit!
As usual, the real testament to our success is the continued satisfaction of our customer base, the ones who are increasingly choosing Red Hat Ceph Storage for modern use cases like AI and ML, rich media, data lakes, hybrid cloud infrastructure based on OpenStack, and traditional backup and restore.
We look forward to discussing deployment options and whether Red Hat Ceph Storage might be right for you this week at Red Hat Summit—There's still so much more to go! Catch us at one of the following sessions in Moscone West:
Today (Wednesday, May 9)
- Red Hat Ceph Storage roadmap: Past, present, and future
Neil Levine (Red Hat), 10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., Room 2024
- Automate complex software-defined storage in minutes with Ansible
Dustin Black (Red Hat), 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Room 2020
- How the future of storage is shaping the Ceph roadmap
Sage Weil (Red Hat), 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Room 2024
- Optimize Ceph object storage for production in multisite clouds
Michael Hackett (Red Hat) and John Wilkins (Red Hat), 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., Room 2020
Tomorrow (Thursday, May 10)
- Scalable application platform on Ceph, OpenStack, and Ansible
Keith Hagberg (Fidelity), Senthivelrajan Lakshmanan (Fidelity Investments), Michael Pagan (Red Hat), Sacha Dubois (Red Hat), Alexander Brovman (Solera Holdings Inc.), 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m., Room 2007
- Ceph Object Storage for Apache Spark data platforms
Kyle Bader (Red Hat) and Meng Meng Lui, 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Room 2009
- Ceph BlueStore performance on latest Intel Server Platforms
Orlando Moreno (Intel), 3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m., Room 2010