If you’re building public or private clouds—or simply need massively scalable, flexible storage designed for the cloud—you’ve probably heard about Ceph. But what you may not have heard is that there’s now a reference architecture covering configurations and benchmarks results for Red Hat Ceph Storage on Supermicro storage servers. For real!
Containers, Big Data, and Software Defined Storage are three of the hottest trends in the IT landscape today, and a new project at Capital One combines all three. The Analytics Garage, seen in this DockerCon 2015 presentation by Santosh Bardwaj, Sr. Director Big Data Platform and Engineering at Capital One, is a truly ground breaking concept that leverages the agility of containers and software defined storage to offer a big data analytics applications development platform that is self-service, scalable, and fast.
For easy access to a wealth of Red Hat Storage information, from product updates and use case insights to industry best practices, check out the Red Hat Storage Slideshare page. With presentations going back a few years you’ll be able to find just about anything – including the presentations used during select sessions at Red Hat Summit 2015. Below is just a sampling of some of the presentations you’ll find.
When you put a time consuming challenge with a lot of steps in front of an engineer, their mind invariably strays to “How can I make this faster, easier, better?” We recently spoke with Sébastien Han, senior cloud architect at Red Hat in France, who, like any good engineer, thinks along those lines.
So remember last month when we announced updates to Red Hat Gluster Storage? Well, we made good: Those updates are here in v3.1.
It’s kind of like living in a neighborhood, you know, software is. Once you’ve moved in, you can try to develop your neighborhood all on your own, without the guidance and contributions of the knowing, experienced people around you. But you won’t get the best outcome. In the best neighborhoods, all neighbors welcome the contributions of those around them—Everyone stays open to the thoughts and help of the people around them who share their goal: to make what they’re developing—their neighborhood—the very best it can be. For the greater good.
That’s a wrap! We finally brought Red Hat Summit 2015 to a close. Were you there? Or were you watching at home like we said you should? Either way, with so much going on you were bound to miss something, so read on to get the full scoop.
Conferences are excellent places to meet others in your industry, to learn the latest from the greatest, and to find out what will affect your industry in the coming year. Red Hat Summit is no different!
According to a study just completed by Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., Supermicro, and Red Hat, Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage deliver higher storage server performance when used with Mellanox solutions for 25, 40, 50, 56, and 100 Gigabit Ethernet networking and RDMA technology. They can also lower the cost of deploying rack-scale storage for cloud and enterprise by squeezing more performance out of dense servers. Dense storage servers (>18 hard drives) and all-flash configurations can drive more throughput than standard 10GbE bandwidth can accommodate. Mellanox high-speed networking technologies allow these dense and all-flash servers to achieve higher throughput performance. In addition, for latency-sensitive workloads, Mellanox networking technologies can significantly reduce IO latencies.
Supermicro & Red Hat collaborate on easier storage procurement and deployment for customers
Most IT infrastructure buyers look to optimize their purchases around performance, availability, and cost. Storage buyers are no different. However, optimizing storage infrastructure across a number of workloads can become challenging as each workload might have unique requirements. Red Hat Ceph Storage customers frequently request simple, recommended cluster configurations for different workload types. The most common requests are for throughput-optimized (such as kvm image repositories) and capacity-optimized workloads (like digital media object archives), but IOPS-optimized workloads (such as MySQL on OpenStack) are also emerging rapidly.
Note: The use of the word “partnership” does not imply a legal partnership between Red Hat and any other company.
To further expand and strengthen our thriving partner ecosystem of IT software and hardware leaders, we are teaming with Supermicro Computer, Inc., and Vantrix to deliver comprehensive, proven, and fully supported compute and storage solutions for enterprises managing petabyte-scale data. They join a vibrant ecosystem that also includes partners such as Fujitsu.