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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 for the cloud, Red Hat® Ceph Storage significantly lowers the cost of storing enterprise data and helps you manage exponential data growth—efficiently and automatically. Delivered in 1 self-healing, self-managing platform with no single point of failure, Red Hat Ceph Storage handles data management so you can focus on improving data availability for your business.


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 enterprise with block storage and grow into object storage, or vice versa. Integrate with your existing storage infrastructure easily.

  • Enterprise readiness

    Integrate tightly with OpenStack® and enjoy advanced block storage capabilities that work just like a traditional block storage device but with hardware flexibility and massive scalability.

  • Expert backed

    Take advantage of the expertise of Ceph's creators and primary sponsors through best-in-class professional services and training.

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 gives you unified storage for your cloud environment. With object and block storage in 1 platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage does the work of efficiently and automatically managing the petabytes of data needed to run your business—so you don't have to.

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 various next-generation workloads and helps you adapt to changing demands more quickly than traditional hardware. You can create robust, intelligent storage services on distributed hardware, while your administrators can 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 standard, everyday servers and disks. If you run Red Hat Ceph Storage on Red Hat Enterprise Linux®, you can deploy it across a large selection of compatible hardware and enjoy an enhanced, end-to-end support experience.

Run Red Hat Ceph Storage on servers optimized for the highest performance or the largest capacity. When demands change, you can expand or reduce capacity incrementally—1 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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, providing a crucial storage service for virtual machines (VMs) and a fully supported cloud platform. Based on Ceph—the open source, software-defined storage system voted top by OpenStack users at large—Red Hat Ceph Storage also integrates with Mirantis OpenStack and Ubuntu OpenStack.

Compatibility with the popular S3 object storage application program interface (API) brings support for a large, established collection of apps. For custom needs, a complete set of data-access APIs with native language bindings offers great integration.

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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 Enterprise Linux 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 Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.

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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

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.

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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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