QxStor Ceph Storage Open Source Edition

Performance-optimized Ceph Storage with Flexible and Tiered Storage

Under the wave of exponential global data growth, traditional storage has become overwhelmed and needs an evolution. To meet modern business demands, enterprise and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) are looking for simple, optimized storage architectures.

Ceph is a popular software-defined storage that is able to provide a flexible solution that keeps up with capacity growth and performance.

QCT QxStor Ceph Storage solution delivers a unified storage that handles object, block and file workloads with enhanced performance. Collaborating with Intel, QCT adopts Intel® Optane™ Technology and Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel® CAS). And our team has been dedicated to discovering peak performance by tuning our servers, BIOS, OS, and Ceph.conf for data-intensive and performance-sensitive usage scenarios. Through these tests, we offer customers choices for different configurations with tiered storage media to meet throughput-optimized and input/output operations per second (IOPS)-intensive optimized workloads.

Benefits

Excellent Scalability

Ceph-based solution and standard hardware are easy to scale quickly and inexpensively to petabyte (PBs) level.

Flexibility

The variety of the disk type selection offer the capability of archiving, cach tiering, and journaling on QCT storage solutions to match customer budgetary consideration as well as performance.

Optimization

Maximize the throughput and minimize the latency performance by thorough tuning from HW tuning to Ceph calibration

QxStor Ceph Storage
Standard SKU with Intel® Optane™ DC SSD

QCT QxStor Ceph solution adopts Intel® Optane™ DC SSD to accelerate storage cache in Ceph BlueStore that can increase performance in Ceph data processing. The Intel® Optane™ DC SSD helps eliminate storage bottlenecks and allows bigger, more affordable data sets. It can accelerate applications, reduce transaction costs for latency-sensitive workloads, and improve overall data center TCO.

Intel® Optane™ Technology

Intel® Optane™ SSD DC P4800X Series

Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel® CAS)

Collaborating with Intel, QCT validates the Open Cache Acceleration Software (Open CAS) on the Intel® Optane™ DC SSD. Note: Open CAS has been proven to increases Ceph Bluestore performance by intelligent caching. 

Intel® Cache Acceleration Software (Intel® CAS)

Solution Architecture

HW Specification

HardwareCeph Object Storage NodeQty (per node)
SystemQuantaGrid D52BQ-2U 24x SFF PtP (SKU – #3)1
CPUIntel® Xeon® Scalable Processors 2
MemoryDDR4 2666 16GB8
SSD (for OS)2.5” SATA SSD 960GB2 (RAID)
Optane (for cache)Intel P4800X 750GB2
SAS HDD2.5’’ 2.4TB 10K RPM16
SAS ControllerSAS 32161
NICIntel 25Gb XXV7102

QxStor Ceph Storage – Standard SKU

Solution Architecture

HW Specification

HardwareCeph Object Storage NodeQty (per node)
SystemQuantaGrid D52BQ-2U 24x SFF PtP (SKU – #3)1
CPUIntel® Xeon® Scalable Processors 2
MemoryDDR4 2666 16GB8
SSD (for OS)2.5” SATA SSD 960GB2 (RAID)
SSD (for cache)2.5” SATA SSD 960GB2
HDD2.5’’ 2.4TB 10K RPM14
SAS ControllerSAS 32161
NICIntel 25Gb XXV7102

Contact QCT

© 2020 All Rights Reserved