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Real User
Sr. Systems Engineer at a tech company 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… 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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing/licensing depends on what kind of internal knowledge or expertise exists in your organization about Ceph. If you… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used traditional fiber based SAN storages before we started using Ceph. The main reasons for switching to Ceph were: *… more»

What other advice do I have?

Ceph is open source and there are large organizations running huge Ceph clusters which have published blogs on how they… more»
George Paraskevas
Real User
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… more»

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… 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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If you can afford a product like Red Hat Ceph Storage then go for it. If you cannot, then you need to test Ceph and get… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used many solutions but not as extensively as Ceph. I switched to Ceph because of its architecture and because it… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have been using Ceph since 2015, in both SOHO and bigger private cloud installations. Ceph, as a distributed storage… more»
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Flavio Carvalho
Real User
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… more»

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… more»

What needs improvement?

In the deployment step, we need to create some config files to add Ceph functions in OpenStack modules (Nova, Cinder… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Most of time, you can get Ceph with the OpenStack solution in a subscription as a bundle.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We had no previous solution. My first contact with ephemeral storage is through Ceph.

What other advice do I have?

I rate it at nine out of 10. It is a product which is constantly undergoing improvements.
Anonymous User
Real User
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… more»

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… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

None. This was a pilot project and it has worked out.

What other advice do I have?

Think twice.
Anthony D'Atri
Real User
Senior Software Engineer
Nov 22 2017

What is most valuable?

By being open source, Ceph is not tied to the whim or fortunes of any one vendor. The community of Ceph code contributors… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Ceph has allowed us to deploy block storage for our users in a reliable, performance, and easy to manage fashion without… more»

What needs improvement?

Routing around slow hardware.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Not applicable.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used traditional storage on much smaller scales: ZFS, SVM, VxVM, and NetApp. They do not fit the use case and… more»

What other advice do I have?

Pick up a copy of this excellent book: Learning Ceph - Second Edition.
Diego Woitasen
Real User
Senior Solutions Architect and co-founder at flugel.it
Apr 30 2018

What do you think of Red Hat Ceph Storage?

What is our primary use case?

I use Ceph as OpenStack and Kubernetes storage back-end solution.

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped to save money and scale the storage without limits.  We did not depend on expensive hardware to start using it and can upgrade it if our demand grows.

What is most valuable?

Its reliability. I have experienced failures and human mistakes. However, Ceph was able to recover automatically the data with a special procedure.

What needs improvement?

Geo-replication needs improvement. It is a new feature, and not well supported yet. 

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No stability issues.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No…
Tamer Embaby
Real User
Unix Solutions Manager at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
May 14 2018

What do you think of Red Hat Ceph Storage?

What is our primary use case?

We used Ceph as back-end storage for our internal cloud, based on OpenStack. Our environment was a small open-source OpenStack cloud, on 10 Dell servers, each with two 1TB disks. We installed Ceph on each server to handle those disks and integrated OpenStack Cinder with Ceph to be used as cloud storage instances.

How has it helped my organization?

Scale out storage and storage redundancy.

What is most valuable?

Data redundancy, since it can survive failures (disks/servers). We didn’t lose our data or have a service interruption during server/disk failures.

What needs improvement?

Rebalancing and recovery are a bit slow.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I used…
Gary Duan
Vendor
Senior Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Aug 03 2017

What do you think of Red Hat Ceph Storage?

How has it helped my organization?

We use this as an OpenStack storage back-end of Nova/Glance/Cinder.

What is most valuable?

High reliability with commodity hardware There is no cost for software

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better performance and stability when Ceph is in recovery.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Latency increases abruptly when conducting recovery. This impacts the upper application.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is OK to add a node or a disk, but it may impact the latency of read/write of the application which is running.

How is customer service and technical support?

The level of technical support is acceptable.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward…
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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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