Red Hat Ceph Storage

A platform for petabyte-scale storage

Red Hat® Ceph Storage is an open, massively scalable storage solution for modern workloads like cloud infrastructure, data analytics, media repositories, and backup and restore systems. It can:

  • Free you from the expensive lock-in of proprietary, hardware-based storage solutions.
  • Consolidate labor and storage costs into 1 versatile solution.
  • Introduce cost-effective scalability on self-healing clusters based on standard servers and disks.

Features & benefits

A single, open, and unified platform

Red Hat Ceph Storage delivers software-defined storage on your choice of industry-standard hardware. With block, object, and file storage combined into 1 platform, including the most recent addition of CephFS, Red Hat Ceph Storage efficiently and automatically manages all your data. It also supports backward compatibility to existing block storage resources using storage networking standards, iSCSI and Network File System (NFS).

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Performance that scales

Take advantage of high-performance object storage for emerging applications like video delivery networks, cloud DVR, and network functions virtualization (NFV). Deploy Red Hat Ceph Storage clusters and NVMe SSD in performance tiers that are optimized to support the bandwidth, latency, and IOPS requirements of high-performance workloads.

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Train directly with Ceph experts

Benefit from the expertise of Ceph's creators and primary open source sponsors through best-in-class consulting, award-winning global support, and expert training. Get access to more than 1,000 instructor-led recordings, and up to 400 hours of hands-on labs. Complete tracks—at your own pace—that link storage with cloud computing and virtualization; clustering; and server administration.

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Open software on industry standard hardware

Lower the cost of storing your data by building a storage cluster using standard, economical servers and disks. Red Hat Ceph Storage isn’t picky about hardware, so select the servers you need based on performance, capacity, or both. Use your own systems, or check out the storage server vendors who have tested and evaluated specific cluster options for different cluster sizes and workload profiles.

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Red Hat Ceph Storage is tightly integrated with Red Hat OpenStack® Platform and all its services, including Nova, Cinder, Swift, Glance, and Manila. You can instantly provision hundreds of virtual machines from a single snapshot and build fully supported clouds on standard hardware. You can also use Red Hat Ceph Storage to deliver 1 of the most compatible Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 object store implementations. Red Hat Ceph Storage is now also certified as a backup endpoint with Veritas NetBackup and Rubrik Cloud Data Management.

Yes, it plays well with others

Because Red Hat products are flexible, dynamic, and compatible with any x86 technologies, it made it easy to accommodate these, as and when they are needed.

Dr. Jassim Haji, Director of Information Technology, Gulf Air

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Customer success story

Monash University eResearch Centre improves research support with Red Hat Ceph Storage

Monash University hosts the Monash eResearch Centre (MeRC) in Australia. MeRC partners with research groups and connects them—and their collaborators—to appropriate hardware, software, and services to accelerate their research. To meet client demand, MeRC needed to adopt agile, software-based storage. The centre chose to deploy Red Hat Ceph Storage, running on Dell servers, to cost-effectively provide the scale and flexibility to support its highly agile research environment.

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