Taking open, scale-out object storage to new heights

Today’s data storage requirements are staggering. As IT organizations struggle with how to manage petabytes or even exabytes of ever-growing digital information, the adoption of cloud-like storage models is becoming more common in modern data centers.

Along with that burgeoning need for capacity, many of our customers are looking to object storage because of its inherent flexibility and simplicity in managing such large data stores. That’s a major reason why we’re talking today about our work around the next generation of Red Hat Ceph Storage.

Ceph was built specifically for cloud-like storage environments and its robust, automatic cluster management can provide major cost and performance efficiencies for its users. Ceph is also self-healing and has no single point of failure, so you can focus solely on improving data availability for your business.

Next week at Red Hat Summit in San Francisco, we’ll be taking the wraps off our latest open source storage solution featuring the DSS 7000 storage server and Red Hat Ceph Storage 2. We built the DSS 7000 to deliver maximum density and performance by packing ninety 3.5 inch drives into a single 4U chassis, available as either 1 or 2 addressable servers, delivering up to 720 TB of storage capacity using today’s 8 TB drives.

DSS 7000

Coupled with Red Hat’s latest release of Ceph, the DSS 7000 truly shines for high-capacity object storage and archival. Customers looking to enable scale-out clouds in their own data centers can simplify the management of their Ceph environment via the new Ansible-based Red Hat Storage Console 2.

In addition, this latest release provides new global multi-site accessibility as well as enhanced security and authentication for added peace of mind in handling your most important data flexibly and cost-effectively.

Also at next week’s summit, Jim Ganthier will be keynoting on how Dell and Red Hat are enabling OpenStack more widely in the enterprise. He will discuss our accelerating success with open technologies, highlighting support for containerization with OpenShift and OpenStack, new web-scale engineered systems with Red Hat Ceph, and the development of new open cloud performance benchmarks. He will also detail the industry’s largest OpenStack NFV implementation and provide a preview of what to expect from the Dell-Red Hat partnership in the year to come. Dell and Red Hat have worked closely together to accelerate customers’ transition to open source, software-defined storage environments in a reliable and rapidly-deployable way. Red Hat is a major contributor to the open source community and we are excited to continue working alongside them in developing next-generation Ceph storage solutions for both stand-alone and OpenStack environments.

As always, we remain committed to bringing you the most innovative new technologies while helping you maximize the value of your investments in flexible, scale-out environments that are tailored to you and your unique operations.

Through our keynote presentation, breakout sessions, and booth in the Partner Pavilion (Booth #701) at Red Hat Summit, you can hear about our latest generation enterprise solutions including:

  • New OpenStack powered Cloud and NFV Telco solutions with Red Hat OpenStack Platform
  • Open Networking solutions, S6000 and Z9100 switches and new Dell OS10 open operating system
  • New Dell DSS 7000 storage server with Red Hat Ceph Storage 2
  • SAP HANA solutions powered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux

So visit us at Red Hat Summit in booth #701, connect with content experts, and take a deep-dive into trending topics. We hope to see you there!

About the Author: Jyeh Gan

16 year Dell veteran in global leadership roles ranging from engineering to marketing to strategy. Helped start Data Center Solutions (DCS), led Dell Data Center Infrastructure organization and led teams on assignment in Asia.