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IBM Storage Ceph Concepts and Architecture Guide

A draft IBM Redpaper publication


Last updated on 28 November 2023

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IBM Form #: REDP-5721-00

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

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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 operationalize AI with enterprise resiliency and 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 and includes storage analytics for critical insights into growing amounts of data. IBM Storage Ceph can be used as an easy 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 detailed instructions on how to implement IBM Storage Ceph for real life solutions, see the IBM Storage Ceph Solutions Guide, REDP-5715 IBM Redpaper.

    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


    Special Notices

    The material included in this document is in DRAFT form and is provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind. IBM is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the material, and may update the document at any time. The final, published document may not include any, or all, of the material included herein. Client assumes all risks associated with Client's use of this document.