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Consolidate Data Anywhere Everywhere with IBM Storage Ceph

As data requirements outpace current storage resources and the cost of storing the data continues to grow, organizations need reliable and flexible software-defined storage that can deploy quickly on any server and be flexible for multiple applications

IBM Storage Ceph

IBM Storage Ceph provides an open, scalable and software defined multi-protocol storage solution designed to consolidate data anywhere and with the global data platform consolidate data everywhere. Engineered to be self-healing and self-managing with no single point of failure. IBM Storage Ceph is object storage optimized for enterprise , unified for simplicity, and software defined for flexibility.

IBM Ceph Architecture

IBM Storage Ceph is built on a scalable architecture, highly resilient with no single points of failure and preferably runs on industry standard X86 server hardware. A basic IBM Storage Ceph cluster is composed out of Monitor (MON) nodes and Object Storage Daemon (OSD) nodes. Rados is the Reliable Autonomous Distributed Object store, being accessed through a library, named Librados.

IBM Storage Ceph enables you to:

1. Optimize IT

Software-defined storage on industry-standard hardware can lower the cost of your storage on industry-standard hardware can lower the cost of your storage solution. Able to scale online from three nodes to hundreds while handling one billion objects and beyond. IBM Storage Ceph is optimized for large installations, today’s massive data needs, and scaling performance as capacity scales

2. Secure IT

Object lock for write-once read many (WORM) governance, FIPS 140-2 cryptography, key management integration and erasure coding, and client-side encryption deliver a secure IT infrastructure

3. Enable Agile IT

With Block, Object, and File storage combined in a single platform. IBM Storage Ceph efficiently and automatically manages all data. You can enable application mobility in hybrid cloud deployment with Amazon S3 API, ecosystem-compliant object storage build automates, scalable, and event-driven data pipelines for data engineering

It also enables to achieve the following:

  • Scalability: On-demand horizontal scaling and autonomic rebalancing

  • Reliability and Data Durability: Zero data loss, self-healing, and autonomic failure domains

  • CapEx Efficiency: Runs on industry-standard servers, flash drives, and HDDs

  • OpEx Efficiency: API access for automating operations and capacity scaling without adding staff

  • Data Security and Governance: Object lock, WORM, and security with client-side and object-level encryption and sophisticated authentication features

  • Flexibility: Common storage pool operations with object, file, and block access protocols

  • Hybrid Cloud: Enables application mobility across on-prem and cloud providers

  • Consistent Performance at Scale: Capacity and performance with proven scalability up to hundreds of petabytes and tens of billions of objects

Data Protection Use Cases

Use Case 1: IBM Storage Ceph as a Data Target Store

Most data protection applications have an ability to write to a disk library, by providing a data path to the storage resource. IBM Storage Ceph is an unified storage solution, which means that it can provide both Object, File, and Block Storage. The data path interface can be S3, NFS, or CephFS (using native linux kernel driver)

Use Case 2: IBM Storage Ceph as Data Source

In this scenario, the IBM Storage Ceph cluster holds data that is subject to backup by an external data protection application. While IBM Storage Ceph is an unified storage solution, we’ll look at the 3 storage personalities Object, File, and Block

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