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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Amazon Elastic Block storage is a great tool to augment your existing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and allows you a good way to add, move and adjust storage. It is great also for a back up solution for your virtual resources that are in the cloud to be used in cases of disaster recovery.
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Red Hat Ceph Storage

It is absolutely, hands down the best storage solution for Open Stack. I would even argue it is the only solution if a company is operating at petabyte scale and need resiliency. The storage solution allows any organization to scale their environment using commodity hardware from top to bottom. It has a battle tested track record where it is even being used as the data storage back end for the Large Hadron Collider at Cern
Colby Shores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

  • A cost-effective way to provide storage to virtual machines
  • Easy and efficient way to create back ups of images
  • Very quick storage request and provisioning
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Red Hat Ceph Storage

  • Very scalable solution
  • Providing very fast storage
  • Very good integration with KVM, libvirt and OpenStack through Cinder
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Cons

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

  • Cost can be confusing to determine
  • The initial learning curve can be confusing unless you know what's going on with AWS
  • You can lose track of EBS if you aren't organized
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Red Hat Ceph Storage

  • Ceph is very difficult to set up when we used it. One had to be very careful in how they assigned their crush maps and cache tiering to get it to work right otherwise performance would be impacted and data would not be distributed evenly. From the .96 version I ran, it really is intended to be used for massive data centers in the petabytes. Beyond that the command line arguments for ceph-deploy and ceph are very involved. I would strongly recommend this as a back end for Open Stack with a dedicated Linux savvy storage engineer. Red Hat also said they are working to turn Calamari in to a full featured front end to manage OSD nodes which should make this much easier to manage in the future.
  • It should not be run off of VMs themselves since it is not optimized for a VM Kernel. This advice is coming directly from Red Hat. Unfortunately this means that smaller use cases are out of the question since it literally requires 10 physical machines, each with their own OS to become individual OSD nodes.
  • I believe this is an issue with the OSDs and not the monitors which ran fine for us in a virtual machine environment.
  • We where looking at using this as a NFS work alike and in our experiments encountered a couple of issues. the MDS server struggled to mount the CephFS file system on more than a few systems without seizing up. This isn't a huge concern when it is used as a back end for Open Stack however when using this as shared storage for production data on a web cluster proved to be problematic to us. We also would have liked to have NFS access to the Ceph monitors so we could attach this to VMWare in order to store our VMDKs since VMWare does not support mounting CephFS. When we spoke with VMWare about 7 months ago they said NFS support is in the pipeline which will address all of these concerns.
Colby Shores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) 8.0
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Amazon EBS is a great tool and fairly easy to use as long as you are familiar with the Amazon Web Service ecosystem. It allows a great way for you to move storage around easily and allows you to quickly provision storage as needed based on the business requirement. For us, it's easy to move between our EC2 images that had been linked with EBS storage between these Amazon accounts.
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Red Hat Ceph Storage

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Support Rating

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The support for Amazon Elastic Block Store is great as long as you can articulate your needs. Like most tools, there may be some back and forth before you find a support person that is knowledgable in the tool and can provide you with necessary insights.
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Red Hat Ceph Storage

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Alternatives Considered

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

Amazon Elastic Block Store is a very good scaling solution for storage if you are invested in AWS. It provides a quick and easy way for you to easily get all the storage you need at and adjust it if you need more or less storage for your projects.
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Red Hat Ceph Storage

Red Hat Ceph storage offers an object store, which the other solutions do not. In addition, it is perfect for providing scalable block storage to virtualization products.
Valentin Höbel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

  • Gives us an easy way to manage and move assets around VMs.
  • Allows a quick and easy way to clone existing images.
  • Gives us an efficient way to back up and restore images.
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Red Hat Ceph Storage

  • CephFS was unable to handle several mounts at the same time. We will revisit NFS capabilities once available.
  • We gained quit a bit of experience with Ceph and we have a cluster on hand if our storage vendor doesn't pan out at any time in the future.
  • It had a negative impact in the time it took for us to test set up and test the cluster. Like I explained earlier, it was quite difficult to set up for experimentation. That said though, we have a very broad understanding of Ceph for our future products.
Colby Shores | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Red Hat Ceph Storage

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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