QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition

Optimal Integrated Ceph Solutions at Petabyte Scale

QCT offers a family of servers for different types of scale-out storage clusters, optimized with Red Hat Ceph Storage for different workloads and budgets. The SDS solutions deliver seamless interoperability, capital and operational efficiency, and powerful performance. Delivered in one self-healing, self-managing platform with no failure, QCT QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition makes businesses focus on improving application availability.

Optimize for Different Workloads

QCT servers are offered in a range of configurations to allow diverse workload optimization – IOPS optimized, throughput-optimized and cost-/capacity-optimized configurations. Ranging from dense, 1U systems to models providing massive storage capacity, servers enable Ceph journaling by providing expansion slots for PCIE SSDs or specially designed spaces for SSDs.

Scale Performance and Capacity Independently

Unlike scale-up storage solutions, QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition lets organizations scale out to thousands of nodes and scale storage performance and capacity independently, depending on application needs and storage server platform.

Use Case:Data Lake with All-Flash Ceph for Big Data Analytics

QCT designs an optimized Ceph configuration for data analytic workloads, meeting the flexibility, scalability and performance requirements for Hadoop and big data frameworks. Disaggregated architecture allows users to expand independent resource pools according to actual needs, achieving better optimization and efficiency of purchased appliances. Moreover, big data analytics data lake with all-flash Ceph ensures identical performance results to that of Hadoop hyper-converged architecture, making it perfect for large- scale data analytic tasks.

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Offer Impressive Performance through Engineered Configuration Matrix

QCT and Red Hat architects have conducted extensive Ceph testing on configurations for QCT QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH and QCT QuantaPlex T21P-4U servers. Testing revealed that QCT servers provide multiple benefits for organizations deploying Ceph clusters, including:

Minimized Risk

Extensive QCT and Red Hat testing reduces the risk out of deploying scale-out, Ceph-based storage solutions.

High Density

Cost- or capacity- optimized configurations provide industry-leading density. Innovative QCT server platforms are easy to deploy rapidly at scale.

Flexibility

For throughput-oriented workloads, both QCT QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH and QuantaPlex T21P-4U servers with Ceph replicated pools enable organizations to use a range of different cluster sizes.

Cost-Effectiveness

For object archive workloads, QCT QuantaPlex T21P-4U servers with Ceph erasure-coded pools provide competitively priced storage.

Scalability

For high-throughput workloads, QCT QuantaPlex T21P-4U servers with Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro 40 Gigabit Ethernet NICs (network interface controllers) provide scalable throughput and competitive rack-density.

Workload Optimized QxStor Solution
Throughput optimizedCost/Capacity optimizedIOPS Optimized
QxStor RCT-200QxStor RCT-400QxStor RCC-400QxStor RCI-300
QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULHQuantaPlex T21P-4UQuantaPlex T21P-4UQuantaGrid D51BP-1U
  • Densest 1U Ceph building block with 12:3 HDD to SSD ratio
  • Smaller failure domain
  • Obtain best throughput & density at once
  • Scale at high scale 2x 280TB per RCT-400
  • Maximize storage capacity with 560TB~620TB raw capacity per RCC-400
  • All Flash Design
  • Lowest latency
  • Block or Object Storage, Video, Audio, Image, Streaming media, and Big Data
  • 3x replication 
  • Object Storage, Object Archive and Backup
  • Erasure coding
  • Database, HPC, Mission Critical Applications
  • 2x or 3x replication

QCT QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition Specification
WORKLOADSENTRY (>100TB*)SMALL (500TB*)MEDIUM (>1PB*)LARGE (>2PB*)
Throughput optimizedQxStor RCT-200
4x QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH(4U)
  • 12x 8TB HDDs
  • 3x SSDs
  • 1x dual port 10GbE
  • 3x replica
QxStor RCT-200
16x QuantaGrid D51PH-1ULH(16U)
  • 12x 8TB HDDs
  • 3x SSDs for journal
  • 1x dual port 10GbE
  • 3x replica
QxStor RCT-400
6x QuantaPlex T21P-4U/Dual (24U)
  • 2x 35x 8TB HDDs
  • 2x 2x PCIe SSDs for journal
  • 2x single port 40GbE
  • 3x replica
QxStor RCT-400
11x QuantaPlex T21P-4U/Dual (44U)
  • 2x 35x 8TB HDDs
  • 2x 2x PCIe SSDs for journal
  • 2x single port 40GbE
  • 3x replica
Cost/Capacity optimizedQxStor RCC-400, N pcs x QuantaPlex T21P-4U/Dual
  • 2x 35x 8TB HDDs
  • 0x SSDs for journal
  • 2x dual port 10GbE
  • Erasure Coding 4:2
IOPS optimizedQxStor RCI-300, N pcs x QuantaGrid D51BP-1U
  • 2x E5-2695/2699 v4
  • 4x NVMe for OSDs
  • 1x dual port 10GbE or 40GbE
N/A
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 product family

* Usable storage capacity

Downloads for  QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition

  • Datasheet

    QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition - Data Lake with All-Flash Ceph for Big Data Analytics

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    QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition Datasheet

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    QxStor Red Hat Ceph Storage Edition Datasheet

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  • Solution Brief

    QxStor Red Hat Storage for Telcos and Cloud Service Providers

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    Deploying Red Hat Ceph Storage on QCT servers

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    Deploying Red Hat Ceph Storage on QCT servers

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    Decoupling Storage from Compute in Apache Hadoop with Ceph

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    Optimize Ceph Configurations to Petabyte Scale on QCT Ultradense Storage Servers

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    Containerized Ceph for On-Demand, Hyperscale Storage on QCT servers

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  • Reference Architecture

    Real-time Analytics with All-Flash Ceph Data Lake Architecture

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    Performance and Sizing Guide: Red Hat Ceph Storage on QCT Servers

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