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IBM Storage Ceph Concepts and Architecture Guide

An IBM Redpaper publication


Published on 13 June 2024

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ISBN-10: 0738459402
ISBN-13: 9780738459400
IBM Form #: REDP-5721-00

Authors: Vasfi Gucer, Jussi Lehtinen, Jean-Charles (JC) Lopez, Christopher Maestas, Franck Malterre, Suha Ondokuzmayis, Daniel Parkes and John Shubeck

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    IBM Storage Ceph is an IBM® supported distribution of the open-source Ceph platform that provides massively scalable object, block, and file storage in a single system.

    IBM Storage Ceph is designed to infuse AI with enterprise resiliency, consolidate data with software simplicity, and run on multiple hardware platforms to provide flexibility and lower costs.

    Engineered to be self-healing and self-managing with no single point of failure, it includes storage analytics for critical insights into growing amounts of data. IBM Storage Ceph can be used as a simple and efficient way to build a data lakehouse for IBM and for next-generation AI workloads.

    This IBM Redpaper publication explains the concepts and architecture of IBM Storage Ceph in a clear and concise way. For more information about how to implement IBM Storage Ceph for real-life solutions, see IBM Storage Ceph Solutions Guide, REDP-5715.

    The target audience for this publication is IBM Storage Ceph architects, IT specialists, and technologists.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. IBM Storage Ceph architecture

    Chapter 3. IBM Storage Ceph main features and capabilities

    Chapter 4. Sizing IBM Storage Ceph

    Chapter 5. Monitoring your IBM Storage Ceph environment

    Chapter 6. Day 1 and Day 2 operations