Red Hat Ceph Reviews

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Sr. Systems Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Jul 06 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to provide block storage and object storage from the same storage cluster is very valuable for us. We are using Ceph as back-end storage for our OpenStack cloud. Ceph provides: * Block storage for storing the OpenStack images or... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Ceph has helped our organization to provide a Software Defined Storage solution in our private cloud.

What needs improvement?

Ceph does not deal very well with, or takes a long time to recover from, certain kinds of network failures and individual storage node failures. I believe the community that supports Ceph is working on this. They will be providing solutions... more»
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Systems Engineer at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
May 14 2018

What is most valuable?

The ability to present Rest API, POSIX filesystem, and block devices from the same distributed object storage back-system (RADOS) is of major value to me.

How has it helped my organization?

Ceph has simplified my storage integration. I no longer need two or three storage systems, as Ceph can support all my storage needs. I no longer need OpenStack Swift for REST object storage access, I no longer need NFS or GlusterFS for... more»

What needs improvement?

Ceph lacks a little bit only in performance. It needs to scale a lot and needs very fast and well-orchestrated/configured hardware for best performance. This not a downside though, it is a challenge. Ceph only improves the given hardware.
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Senior Information Technology Specialist at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Apr 26 2018

What is most valuable?

* We can reuse servers of any type and include them in the deploy of the solution. * radosgw and librados provide a simple integration with clone, snapshots, and other functions that aid in data integrity.

How has it helped my organization?

The product spawned a new vision of storage deployment, as well as a strong interest in reusing equipment and increasing ROI. We have some legacy servers that can be associated with this structure. With Ceph, we can rearrange these machines... more»

What needs improvement?

In the deployment step, we need to create some config files to add Ceph functions in OpenStack modules (Nova, Cinder, Glance). It would be useful to have a tool that validates the format of the data in those files, before generating a deploy... more»
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Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 26 2018

What is most valuable?

When going open-source, there is actually not much of a choice. Ceph was chosen to maintain exact performance and capacity characteristics for customer cloud.

How has it helped my organization?

It opens doors for completely open-source cloud. No monthly charges, no revenue share policy. It just works.

What needs improvement?

Ceph is not a mature product at this time. Guides are misleading and incomplete. You will meet all kind of bugs and errors trying to install the system for the first time. It requires very experienced personnel to support and keep the system... more»
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Senior Software Engineer
Nov 22 2017

What do you think of Red Hat Ceph?

Improvements to My Organization Ceph has allowed us to deploy block storage for our users in a reliable, performance, and easy to manage fashion without vendor lock-in. • Valuable Features By being open source, Ceph is not tied to the whim or fortunes of any one vendor. The community of Ceph code contributors and admins is large and active. Ceph’s ability to adapt to varying types of commodity hardware affords us substantial flexibility and future-proofing. • Room for Improvement Routing around slow hardware. • Stability Issues Ceph is more stable than many proprietary solutions. • Scalability Issues Ceph is a scale-out solution designed to be free of scale limitations common when using proprietary storage solutions. Ceph will continue to scale meeting our needs...
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Red Hat Ceph Storage is an enterprise open source platform that provides unified software-defined storage on standard, economical servers and disks. With block, object, and file storage combined into one platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage efficiently and automatically manages all your data.
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