Red Hat has announced Red Hat Ceph Storage 2, the next generation of its open-source software-defined storage platform. Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 is based on the Ceph Jewel version and introduces new capabilities that improve object storage support and improve usability.
Ceph has been designed from the ground up to enable and support companies’ digital transformation through cloud infrastructures and web-scale objects. It is an excellent fit for companies using data volumes close to a petabyte or higher as an object storage solution. Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 offers enhanced storage capabilities for businesses that demand greater security and support for standard APIs.
New object storage features in Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 include:
– New global object storage clusters, providing a single namespace and data synchronization between sets operating in multiple regions.
– Enhanced security thanks to the integration of authentication systems, including Active Directory, LDAP, and OpenStack Identity (Keystone) v3.
– Improved compatibility with Amazon S3 and OpenStack Object Storage, including support for AWS v4 Client Signatures, object versioning, bulk delete, and much more.
Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 is based on the Ceph Jewel version and introduces new capabilities that improve object storage support and improve usability.
Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 also includes Storage Console 2, storage management, and a monitoring system with a redesigned and simplified user interface. According to tests performed by Red, this new solution simplifies both Ceph’s deployment and operational management, making scale-out storage accessible to a broader range of users while reducing deployment time from days to hours, according to tests performed by Red. Hat. Based on Ansible, Red Hat Storage Console 2 provides a clean, single, modern graphical interface to proactively manage and monitor health, performance, and capacity utilization.
Red Hat has also announced a preview of its CephFS solution, the POSIX-compliant file system that uses a Ceph storage cluster to store its data and be used with the OpenStack Manila service. This is a continuation of Red Hat’s ongoing commitment to complete and integrate storage in OpenStack.