Red Hat announces Ceph Storage 2

The software defined storage solution introduces Ansible based storage management and monitoring system.

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Red Hat has announced the release of Ceph Storage 2, an update to its open source, software defined storage management system.

Ceph Storage 2, which is based on the Jewel release of Ceph, comes with several new capabilities that enhance support for object storage workloads and make it easy to use. Some of the new capabilities include:

  • New global object storage clusters, which provide a single namespace and data synchronization between clusters operating in multiple regions.
  • Improved security via integration with authentication systems, including Active Directory, LDAP, and OpenStack Identity (Keystone) v3.
  • Enhanced Amazon S3 and OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) compatibility, including support for AWS v4 Client Signatures, object versioning, bulk deletes, and more.

With this release, Red Hat is introducing Red Hat Storage Console 2, a storage management and monitoring system with a redesigned, streamlined user interface.

Based on Ansible, the storage console eases the deployment and operational management of Ceph and makes scale-out storage accessible to a wider range of users while significantly reducing deployment time, from days to hours, according to Red Hat.

Unlike traditional storage solutions, Ceph makes it easy to deploy a scalable, self-healing storage solution that can handle petabytes of data.

Next week at Red Hat Summit, hardware partners will be showcasing their Ceph based products. Jyeh Gan, director of datacenter scalable solutions at Dell wrote in a blog post that the company will be “taking the wraps off our latest open source storage solution featuring the DSS 7000 storage server and Red Hat Ceph Storage 2.”

Red Hat has also announced a tech preview of CephFS, the POSIX-compliant file system that uses a Ceph storage cluster to store its data and can be used with the OpenStack Manila service.

Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 will be available this summer.

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