Red Hat Ceph Storage Valuable Features

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. We are using Ceph as back-end storage for our OpenStack cloud. Ceph provides: * Block storage for storing the OpenStack images or VM templates * Block storage for OpenStack Cinder volume service * Block storage for OpenStack Nova VM compute service boot volumes * Object storage for the OpenStack Swift service Without Ceph, we would have ended up with at least two storage systems: One for block storage and another for providing Swift Objectstore. The other big advantage is that Ceph is free software. Compared to traditional SAN based storage, it is very economical. View full review »
George Paraskevas
Systems Engineer at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
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. View full review »
Flavio Carvalho
Senior Information Technology Specialist at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
* 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. View full review »
Enterprise Solutions Architect at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. View full review »
Anthony D'Atri
Senior Software Engineer
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. View full review »
Diego Woitasen
Senior Solutions Architect and co-founder at
Its reliability. I have experienced failures and human mistakes. However, Ceph was able to recover automatically the data with a special procedure. View full review »
Tamer Embaby
Unix Solutions Manager at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Data redundancy, since it can survive failures (disks/servers). We didn’t lose our data or have a service interruption during server/disk failures. View full review »
Gary Duan
Senior Architect at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
* High reliability with commodity hardware * There is no cost for software View full review »
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. View full review »
Senior Software Test Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
I/O into replicated and erasure coded pools (librados). View full review »
Florian Engelmann
Senior UNIX Systems Engineer with 51-200 employees
* RADOS * Swift * S3 * Replication * Compression View full review »

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