Red Hat Ceph Storage Review
January 14, 2023

Red Hat Ceph Storage Review

Asad Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Red Hat Ceph Storage

Red Hat Ceph Storage is an excellent solution to manage the data of your data center. I use it to manage the data of telco applications called as VNFs & it provides automatic software-defined storage management for your cloud rack without a dependency on 3PP storage vendors like EMC & NetApp. The replication, resilience & recovery mechanisms are just awesome. Red Hat Ceph Storage gives you the flexibility to define separate storage pools (fast or slow pools) for separate applications & these pools can be defined on top of supported storage devices like SSD or NVMe. Once you setup Red Hat Ceph Storage then you don't have to worry about data replication & recovery unless & until it is a hardware fault.
  • Data replication
  • Data recovery (in case of a HDD fault)
  • Ease of maintenence via Ceph CLI
  • GUI based mainetenence should be developed
  • Unable to detect storage latencies
  • VM to disk mapping should be visible so as to save some critical applications data in case of HDD failures
  • Self healing
  • Vendor agnostic
  • Provisioning of Block storage
  • Cost saving in terms of capex (you can reduce EMC & NetApp like dependency)
  • One time setup & then easy provisioning of storage
  • Requirement of competent engineers for maintenence
Our data centers use simpler hardware & Red Hat Ceph Storage is simpler to use for moderate-sized data centers with simple hardware. Also, glusterFS is more suitable for a large amount of data (Zetabytes) with large file sizes which is not our requirement. It is easy to make customer-specific customizations in Red Hat Ceph Storage

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Well suited for large-scale private data centers & almost all the places where mission-critical data is handled like -
  • Enterprise
  • Telcos
  • Healthcare
  • Banking
  • IT, etc
This is because ceph provides you data management capabilities without 3rd party storage vendors

Less appropriate for POCs & lab environments because of initial setup complexities