Tag Archives: Ceph

Get Your Cloud Networking Done Right: Find Out How from Mellanox at OpenStack Summit Barcelona

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You want your cloud network to be software-defined, but without compromising performance or efficiency. How about 25G, 50G or 100Gbps speed without glitches? How about earth-shattering DPDK or virtualized network function (VNF) performance? How about unleashing your NVMe SSD speed potentials with software defined storage? The hyperscale giants are doing all of this and more […]

Ceph For Databases? Yes You Can, and Should

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Ceph is traditionally known for both object and block storage, but not for database storage. While its scale-out design supports both high capacity and high throughput, the stereotype is that Ceph doesn’t support the low latency and high IOPS typically required by database workloads. However, recent testing by Red Hat, Supermicro, and Percona—one of the […]

Top Ten Mellanox Blogs for Your Cool Summer Reading

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Summer is finally here and with it, many avid readers like to compile a summer reading list for all those blistering summer days by the pool, basking at the beach, or even while waiting for the coals to heat up for that annual family bar-be-que. Instead of tackling the Lord of the Rings again or […]

OpenStack Summit Austin 2016

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The OpenStack Summit is a five-day conference for developers, users, and administrators of OpenStack cloud software. Held every six months, the conference schedule rotates based on the OpenStack software release cycle.  This week, the summit is being held in Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center. The summit started yesterday and we had two successful […]

Making Ceph Faster: Lessons From Performance Testing

In my first blog on Ceph I explained what it is and why it’s hot; in my second blog on Ceph I showed how faster networking can enable faster Ceph performance (especially throughput).  But many customers are asking how to make Ceph even faster. And recent testing by Red Hat and Mellanox, along with key […]

OpenStack Summit Tokyo 2015

The OpenStack Summit is a four-day conference for developers, users,  and administrators of OpenStack cloud software. Held every six months, the conference schedule rotates based on the OpenStack software release cycle.  This week, the summit is being held in Tokyo, Japan at the Grand Prince International Convention Center. Today, we had a common session (with Irena Berezovsky […]

A Good Network Connects Ceph To Faster Performance

In my first blog on Ceph, I explained what it is and why it’s hot. But what does Mellanox, a networking company, have to do with Ceph, a software-defined storage solution?  The answer lies in the Ceph scale-out design. And some empirical results are found in the new “Red Hat Ceph Storage Clusters on Supermicro […]

Ceph Is A Hot Storage Solution – But Why?

In talks with customers, server vendors, the IT press, and even within Mellanox, one of the hottest storage topics is Ceph. You’ve probably heard of it and many big customers are implementing it or evaluating it. But I am also frequently asked the following: What is Ceph? Why is it a hot topic in storage? […]

Deploying Hadoop on Top of Ceph, Using FDR InfiniBand Network

We recently posted a whitepaper on “Deploying Ceph with High Performance Networks” using Ceph as a block storage device.  In this post, we review the advantages of using CephFS as an alternative for HDFS. Hadoop has become a leading programming framework in the big data space. Organizations are replacing several traditional architectures with Hadoop and use […]

Deploying Ceph with High Performance Networks

As data continues to grow exponentially storing today’s data volumes in an efficient way is a challenge.  Many traditional storage solutions neither scale-out nor make it feasible from Capex and Opex perspective, to deploy Peta-Byte or Exa-Byte data stores. In this newly published whitepaper, we summarize the installation and performance benchmarks of a Ceph storage […]