As data requirements outpace current storage resources and the cost of storing the data continues to grow, organizations need reliable and flexible software-defined storage that can deploy quickly on any server and be flexible for multiple applications. IBM Storage Ceph provides an open, scalable and software defined multi-protocol storage solution designed to consolidate data anywhere and with the global data platform consolidate data everywhere.
Efficiently scaling to support petabytes of data and tens of billions of objects1, the storage platform is designed to be self-healing and self-managing for many tasks and is also engineered with no single point of failure. IBM Storage Ceph is object storage optimized for enterprise, unified for simplicity, and software defined for flexibility.
We are excited to announce the general availability of IBM Storage Ceph which means customers can start ordering and downloading the software and discover all the value that this product can deliver.
There are several reasons why you might want to consider using IBM Storage Ceph:
Scalability: IBM Storage Ceph is highly scalable and can easily handle petabytes of data. It uses a distributed storage architecture, which means that data is spread across multiple nodes in the cluster, allowing you to easily add more storage capacity as your needs grow.
Reliability: IBM Storage Ceph is designed to be highly reliable and fault-tolerant. It uses a replication mechanism to ensure that data is stored in multiple locations, reducing the risk of data loss in case of hardware failure.
Flexibility: IBM Storage Ceph is flexible and can be used for a wide range of applications, including block, object, and file storage. It also supports a variety of interfaces, including RESTful APIs, which makes it easy to integrate with other systems and applications.
Open-source: IBM Storage Ceph is an open-source project, which means that it is free to use and can be customized to meet your specific needs. It also has a large community of developers who contribute to its ongoing development and maintenance.
Cost-effective: Because IBM Storage Ceph is open-source and can run on commodity hardware, it can be more cost-effective than proprietary storage solutions.
Overall, if you need a highly scalable, reliable, and flexible storage solution that is cost-effective and open-source, Ceph storage is definitely worth considering. One great use case for Storage Ceph is the ability for customers to safely store backups and critical data protecting them from ransomware and other malicious or accidental deletion. It’s a simple 4 step process with IBM Storage Ceph. 1– backup your data to IBM Storage Ceph. 2- the application applies the object lock using the S3 object lock API. 3- now ransomware or other forms of modification or deletions can not change the data. 4- Now data can be safely restored when necessary.