Red Hat Ceph Storage Pros and Cons

Red Hat Ceph Storage Pros

reviewer234109
Sr. Systems Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The ability to provide block storage and object storage from the same storage cluster is very valuable for us.
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George Paraskevas
Systems Engineer at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
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 filesystem sharing, and most importantly, I no longer need LVM or DRBD for my virtual machines in OpenStack.
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Flavio Carvalho
Senior Information Technology Specialist at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
We have some legacy servers that can be associated with this structure. With Ceph, we can rearrange these machines and reuse our investment.
radosgw and librados provide a simple integration with clone, snapshots, and other functions that aid in data integrity.
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Enterpri91c5
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Ceph was chosen to maintain exact performance and capacity characteristics for customer cloud.
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Anthony D'Atri
Senior Software Engineer
Ceph’s ability to adapt to varying types of commodity hardware affords us substantial flexibility and future-proofing.
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Diego Woitasen
Senior Solutions Architect and co-founder at flugel.it
The community support is very good.
It has helped to save money and scale the storage without limits.
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Tamer Embaby
Unix Solutions Manager at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Data redundancy is a key feature, since it can survive failures (disks/servers). We didn’t lose our data or have a service interruption during server/disk failures.
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Gary Duan
Senior Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
High reliability with commodity hardware.
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Siddhartha Sinha
IT Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are using Ceph internal inexpensive disk and data redundancy without spending extra money on external storage.
Without any extra costs, I was able to provide a redundant environment.
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SeniorSo7c34
Senior Software Test Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Replicated and erasure coded pools have allowed for multiple copies to be kept, easy scale-out of additional nodes, and easy replacement of failed hard drives. The solution continues working even when there are errors.
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Red Hat Ceph Storage Cons

reviewer234109
Sr. Systems Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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George Paraskevas
Systems Engineer at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
I have encountered issues with stability when replication factor was not 3, which is the default and recommended value. Go below 3 and problems will arise.
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Flavio Carvalho
Senior Information Technology Specialist at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
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 with failures.
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Enterpri91c5
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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 in working condition, and install all necessary packets.
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Anthony D'Atri
Senior Software Engineer
Routing around slow hardware.
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Diego Woitasen
Senior Solutions Architect and co-founder at flugel.it
Geo-replication needs improvement. It is a new feature, and not well supported yet.
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Tamer Embaby
Unix Solutions Manager at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Rebalancing and recovery are a bit slow.
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Gary Duan
Senior Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
I would like to see better performance and stability when Ceph is in recovery.
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Siddhartha Sinha
IT Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
This product uses a lot of CPU and network bandwidth. It needs some deduplication features and to use delta for rebalancing.
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SeniorSo7c34
Senior Software Test Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
It needs a better UI for easier installation and management.
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