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If you’re building public or private clouds—or simply need massively scalable, flexible storage designed for the cloud—you’ve probably heard about Ceph. But what you may not have heard is that there’s now a reference architecture covering configurations and benchmarks results for Red Hat Ceph Storage on Supermicro storage servers. For real!

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Ceph has become popular with public and private cloud builders who see the benefits of a unified storage platform over silos of data spread across multiple storage systems. To build today’s cloud infrastructures, though, businesses must address the needs of varied workload demands with their storage systems, including:

  • Throughput-optimized IO
  • Cost/capacity-optimized IO

One of Ceph’s core strengths is the ability to provision different storage pools for different IO categories. Each of these storage pools can be deployed on hardware infrastructure optimized for that type of IO. To identify optimal hardware configurations for Ceph pools serving several common workload IO categories, the Red Hat Ceph Storage team collaborated with Supermicro, Mellanox, Intel, and Seagate to create this newly published reference architecture.

So if you need performance, capacity, and sizing guidance for Red Hat Ceph Storage on Supermicro storage servers, read on. And if you want to buy the lab-validated configurations you read about, learn more here.


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