Today's IT organizations are routinely expected to react quickly to changing infrastructure demands. They're increasingly turning to private cloud technology—including OpenStack®—as a way to manage scale while preserving flexibility.
OpenStack is the largest and fastest-growing open source cloud infrastructure project. To succeed, it needs scalable, flexible, next-generation storage, like Red Hat® Ceph Storage.
Ceph is the most widely deployed technology for OpenStack because it's engineered for modern cloud architectures. Efficient, agile, and massively scalable, Red Hat Ceph Storage significantly lowers the cost of storing enterprise information in the cloud and helps you manage exponential data growth so you can focus on making your data available.
If you're deploying OpenStack, you need somewhere to store virtual machine (VM) images that won't hinder you later. If you store them on the same machine as the VMs, it makes moving the VMs from server to server more difficult. It also doesn't scale with the same flexibility as OpenStack and can prevent you from realizing your project's full potential.
Red Hat Ceph Storage integrates with OpenStack services like Nova, Cinder, Manila, Glance, Keystone, and Swift to give you more flexibility storing images and volumes and operating at scale.
Single, efficient platform
Red Hat Ceph Storage supports all your storage needs—block (persistent and ephemeral), object, and file storage—for tenant apps in the same cluster, all in 1 platform running on standard servers and disks.
With Red Hat Ceph Storage, you can set up infrastructure for both VM storage and application storage with 1 tool. And you can connect Red Hat OpenStack Platform to Red Hat Ceph Storage quickly and easily using the Red Hat OpenStack Platform installer.
Faster VM provisioning and data backups
Use your data more quickly by creating a copy of the disk image in place and instantly booting 1 or hundreds of new VMs right away. No need to transfer image data between storage and compute nodes—provisioning time is virtually eliminated. Activate instant backups with seamless data migration between OpenStack component services.
Multisite and disaster recovery options
Expand your reach by creating a global namespace with read and write affinity to local clusters. Allow multisite replication for disaster recovery or archiving.
For tenant apps that need to store large amounts of unstructured data, you could use OpenStack's shared object storage. But Red Hat Ceph Storage lets tenant apps store all that data in the same cluster as the VMs, using the industry-standard S3 and Swift application programming interfaces (APIs). Red Hat Ceph Storage delivers unstructured data storage for distributed, cloud-native apps.
Take advantage of tools and applications built for the S3 and Swift APIs, as well as the growing list of Red Hat Storage software and hardware partners.
Manage the entire storage cluster life cycle from the easy-to-use Red Hat Storage Console 2 graphical user interface (GUI). Drive granular configuration options from the command line or GUI. Monitor and troubleshoot with statistics, graphs, and information about every cluster component.