Red Hat announces Red Hat Ceph Storage 2.3 . Based on Ceph 10.2 (Jewel), this version incorporates a new interface NFS (network file system), offers compatibility with client S3A Hadoop file system and support for implementation in container environments. These improvements expand the versatility of the product as the object storage platform, providing the ability to support big data analysis and to be used as a common platform for file-based workloads. This release is the ultimate goal of Red Hat in its mission to provide a flexible and elastic storage that can be optimized for different workloads of all sizes implementations.
Red Hat Ceph Storage is an open storage platform, unified, software-defined hardware that unties the software to run on standard servers and disks, flexibly scale to support deployments of several petabytes object and provides web-scale storage for modern use.
The latest version of Red Hat Ceph Storage adds NFS interface to the Ceph Object Gateway than happy to users and applications to access the same data from the NFS file and object S3 interfaces, moving gradually from one based on business needs . The NFS interface uses the multi-site capabilities of Red Hat Ceph Storage to enable global cluster and data access with the NFS protocol. The result is that customers file storage can benefit from the scalability, flexibility and convenience in storage objects modernizing their storage over time.
The compatibility with the Hadoop file system S3A client allows the use of big data analysis applications such as Apache Hadoop MapReduce, Hive, and Spark, offering customers the opportunity to take advantage of native object storage capabilities such as managing the lifecycle and metadata , the reduction of costs with erasure coding and the ability to scale storage and processing independently.
In addition, customers now have an alternative for the implementation of Red Hat Ceph Storage container environments. A single image of the product container is available on Red Hat Container Registry, ensuring the same capabilities of the traditional package. Using a container format with Ansible Red Hat, the Ceph Storage Users can perform installations, upgrades atomically, thus reducing the complexity, easier management and faster deployment of software-defined storage.
“In the current environment exploding data, customers need support for workloads new and existing as they update their infrastructure with software-defined technologies to be more dynamic and effective,” said Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general Storage manager at Red Hat . “Red Hat helps customers in the IT modernization and advancements object storage Red Hat Ceph Storage 2.3 with Red Hat Consulting and Global Support can be instrumental in the transition and in preparation for the final outcome.”