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Red Hat Ceph Storage

Open, Software-defined storage

A next-generation platform for petabyte-scale storage

Data continues to grow at unprecedented rates. To manage petabytes of data at the speed your business requires, you need to store your data flexibly and cost-effectively in the cloud.

Designed from the ground up for web-scale object storage and cloud infrastructures, Red Hat® Ceph Storage lowers the cost of storing enterprise data and increases your ability to manage exponential data growth—efficiently, flexibly, and automatically. Delivered in 1 self-healing, self-managing platform with no single point of failure, Red Hat Ceph Storage manages data on a single distributed computer cluster and provides interfaces for object-, block-, and file-level storage so you can focus on running your business.

With a company the size of DTAG, we've got a lot riding on our storage infrastructure. Knowing we have storage that we can rely on, and that can deliver the reliability we need at whatever scale, is priceless. Ceph answered our storage needs, hands down.

Christoph Thiel, Senior Cloud Technology Manager, Deutsche Telekom Learn more


Unlock the value of your storage infrastructure—and your data

  • Value

    Significantly lower the cost of storing your data. Lay a foundation for managing its exponential growth at a low cost per gigabyte.

  • Longevity

    Start your deployment with block and/or object storage and grow into file storage as workloads demand. Scale incrementally over the long term without worrying about maxing out on capacity or having to undergo disruptive fork-lift upgrades.

  • Enterprise readiness

    Worry less with a production-ready implementation of the overwhelmingly preferred OpenStack® storage solution, backed by Red Hat Product Security, Red Hat Certification, and Red Hat Open Source and Quality Assurance Programs. Enjoy reliable product life-cycle management, consistent packaging and distribution, and a well-defined release life cycle.

  • Expert backed

    Benefit from the expertise of Ceph's creators and primary open source sponsors through best-in-class consulting, award-winning global support, and training services.

Product details

Manage your cloud data less, your business more

Provides 1 unified, self-managing platform

Red Hat Ceph Storage is a massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that delivers unified storage for your cloud environment. With block, object, and file storage combined in 1 platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage does the work of efficiently and automatically managing all your data—to petabytes and beyond—so you can focus on running your business.

Adapts quickly to change

Modern workloads need storage services that react automatically to changing hardware and network conditions. Built on open source software with flexible, open interfaces, Red Hat Ceph Storage serves modern workloads and helps you adapt to changing demands more quickly than traditional hardware. Thanks to Ceph’s user-driven, storage life-cycle management with 100% API coverage, you can create robust, intelligent storage services on standard, distributed hardware, while your administrators adjust how the system manages itself.

Scales with low overhead

Storage hardware is rapidly becoming the most expensive part of IT budgets. You can avoid proprietary appliance overhead by building a storage cluster using everyday servers and disks. Red Hat Ceph Storage runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux® and Ubuntu across a large selection of compatible hardware, and you can select the servers optimized for the highest performance or the largest capacity. When demands change, you can expand or reduce capacity incrementally—one disk at a time, if necessary—and Red Hat Ceph Storage will intelligently and automatically adjust to the new hardware topology.

Plays well with others

Red Hat Ceph Storage integrates tightly with essential OpenStack services and is bundled with Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, and Red Hat Cloud Suite, providing storage that is crucial for virtual machines (VMs) and fully supported cloud platforms. Compatibility with the popular S3 and Swift object storage application programming interfaces (APIs) enables integration with protocols used by Amazon Web Services and the OpenStack Object Storage project.

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Red Hat Ceph Storage Architecture and Administration (CEPH125)

Learn how to administer Red Hat Ceph Storage and integrate with Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

Red Hat Ceph Storage for OpenStack Technologies (CEPH130)

Learn how to deploy, configure, and maintain Red Hat Ceph Storage and integrate with Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

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Use cases

How does Red Hat Ceph Storage apply to your situation?

If you need cost-effective and highly available storage without compromising on scale or performance, Red Hat Ceph Storage can help. It's particularly great for cloud infrastructure workloads—like OpenStack and Amazon Web Services—and rich media and archival storage.

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Case studies

Needing storage to support the dynamic needs of its researchers, University of Alabama at Birmingham IT staff deployed a private storage cloud using the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution, based on Dell servers, storage, networking, and services, as well as OpenStack, Ceph, and Dell Crowbar software. Through this deployment, the university was able to easily and cost-effectively manage its growing data store with an open, flexible system that scaled to its changing needs.

Wanting to provide inexpensive, reliable, and flexible cloud storage, DreamHost used expert Ceph professional services to build an object storage service based entirely on Ceph. The result, known as DreamObjects, allows file upload and access from anywhere, with excellent performance, reliability, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.
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