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Red Hat Ceph Storage

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Red Hat® Ceph Storage is specifically designed for today’s modern workloads—like OpenStack® and data analytics—as well as rich media and archival storage. Learn how it can adapt to growing cloud infrastructures, serve as a massively scalable object storage system, simplify media repositories, and simplify backup and recovery.

Cloud infrastructure

Storage that scales beyond the cloud

You’re expected to react quickly to changing infrastructure demands—that’s just the nature of today’s IT—and you’re using OpenStack to give you control, affordability, and flexibility. That cloud infrastructure needs scale-out storage, and the best option for that is Ceph. Red Hat Ceph Storage is tightly integrated with OpenStack and scales with user needs. It also unifies all of your object, block, and file storage into 1 unified storage platform.

One of our key concerns in this process was having enough storage space in an OpenStack cloud environment... With Red Hat Ceph Storage, we have... confidence in our ability to support future workloads with an intuitive, cost-effective solution.

Steve Quenette, Deputy Director, Monash Research Center, Monash University

Object Storage

Web-scale object storage

Object storage is now mainstream. But the proliferation of unstructured data is fueling the need for an object storage system that’s flexible, economical, and scalable. Red Hat Ceph Storage helps businesses balance complexity with cost. It’s proven at web scale, extremely flexible for application development, and equipped with the data protection, reliability, and availability that growing enterprises demand.

With Red Hat Ceph Storage, the problem of taming and retaining vast amounts of research data is no longer a grand challenge. We would not have been able to achieve this without the block and object storage capabilities of Red Hat’s solution.

Pitanai Saowarattitada, Director of Engineering, Massachusetts Open Cloud

Media repository

Build and run large-scale media storage systems

Video resolution sizes sure aren’t decreasing. And you still have to maintain a central repository of all that data, but traditional storage solutions don’t cut it anymore. As a highly scalable software-defined storage solution built on industry-standard servers, Red Hat Storage provides an elastic and cost-effective means to handle unpredictable multimedia growth.

Backup and recovery

A single platform to store data

Datacenters have been backing data up and recovering files for decades. But even after all this time, backup and recovery are still high among IT concerns. Red Hat Ceph Storage can replace tape libraries or expensive, proprietary storage arrays. Deployed in cluster networks, Red Hat Ceph Storage will run—by default—a failure-recovery processes and replicate objects 3 times over. So you can sleep easy at night knowing your data isn’t going to disappear.

Customer success stories

CLIMB project supports research collaboration

The Cloud Infrastructure for Microbial Bioinformatics (CLIMB) project is a collaboration between 4 U.K. universities to provide free, cloud-based compute, storage, and analysis tools for academic microbiologists. CLIMB deployed OpenStack and Red Hat Ceph Storage to create a shared IT infrastructure that helps researchers collaborate on new medical breakthroughs.

KazTransCom offers new cloud services

KazTransCom, one of the largest telecommunications operators in Kazakhstan, deployed Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage to increase revenue by adding new cloud services for its business customers.

Monash University eResearch Centre improves research support

Monash University's Monash eResearch Centre (MeRC) deployed Red Hat Ceph Storage on Dell servers to better connect research groups and their collaborators to appropriate hardware, software, and services.

UKCloud creates an open source alternative for public sector

UKCloud, the foremost public cloud provider for U.K. government, standardized on Red Hat OpenStack Platform with Red Hat Ceph Storage to lead its public sector customers through their digital transformation strategies.

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