Many cluster deployments start with a proof-of-concept (POC) cluster. Other organizations need a smaller deployment (~50TB) they intend to scale to multiple petabytes – but the design considerations of small clusters and large ones are often contradictory. But, maybe you need a small, scalable cluster for something else? Thanks to use of Ceph software-defined-storage, you can add the Multi-Format Storage Cluster to datacenters that support high-growth block storage, object stores, even file storage data lakes. And, the Multi-Format Storage Cluster is designed in a modular fashion with enterprise-grade, virtualized storage, both of which make scaling easy and cost-effective but still give you the performance you need.
Ceph is an open-source, software-defined storage platform that provides 3-in-1 interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage. It has no single point of failure so its scalable to the exabyte level. Ceph also features snapshot history, cloning and layering support, giving you strong disaster recovery and data redundancy protections, as well as POSIX file system semantics support.