UniVirStor Flash:Mars 500 | ARM microserver Ceph storage solutions | Ambedded

Flash ceph storage appliance with 8 of NVME OSD for high performance use case | Ceph storage appliance integrates tuned software stack and purpose-designed Arm server offers outstanding performance, reliability, web UI, and TCO reduction.

Mars500 NVME All Flash Ceph Storage Appliance - Flash ceph storage appliance with 8 of NVME OSD for high performance use case
  • Mars500 NVME All Flash Ceph Storage Appliance - Flash ceph storage appliance with 8 of NVME OSD for high performance use case
  • Front view of Mars 500 Flash Ceph storage appliance
  • Front panel view of Flash ceph storage appliance
  • Rear IO of Mars 500 flash ceph cluster default with dual 25Gbpas uplink optional to Dual 100Gbps uplink
  • standard 1U chassis for Mars 500 Flash ceph storage appliance

Mars500 NVME All Flash Ceph Storage Appliance

Mars 500

UniVirStor Flash:Mars 500

Mars 500 Ceph Appliance is designed to meet high-performance cloud-native data storage needs. It utilizes the latest NVMe flash technology to provide a turnkey software-defined storage solution.

Mars 500 NVMe Ceph Appliance tightly integrates Ampere Altra Arm Server and UniVirStor. UniVirStor (UVS) is a software package that includes Linux, Ceph, and Ceph management GUI (UVS Manager).

With Ampere Altra, this NVMe Ceph appliance could meet a low carbon footprint without sacrificing its high IO performance.

Specifications and Major Features

ProcessorAmpere® Altra® 32 Core Arm 64-bit v8.2 Processor @ 1.7GHz
(Optional 64 Core @3.0 GHz)
Memory96 GB DDR4 3200MHz, maximum 4TB bytes
Network Interfaces
  • 2 x 1GbE management LAN ports for UniVerStor (UVS ) Manager
  • 1 x 1GbE IPMI/BMC LAN port
  • Standard 2 x 25 Gbps or optional 2x 100 Gbps for Ceph public and in-cluster network
  • Storage device & Interfaces
  • System drive: 2 x 250GB NVMe M.2 SSD
  • OSD: 8 x 2.5" U.3 NVMe Gen. 4 SSD
  • System ManagementIPMI & BMC
    Power Consumption
    (include eight SSD)
    Idle : 155 Watts
    Maximum: 180 Watts
    Power Supply
  • 2 x 650W redundant power supply, 80 PLUS Platinum
  • AC input: 100-240Vac/ 10-5A, 50-60Hz
  • 2 x 1.5 meters C13 to C14 power cords
  • Certificate of Conformity
  • CE Mark
  • FCC
  • UKCA
  • Package include
  • 1 x Mars 500 Appliance
  • 1 x Mounting rail
  • 2 x 1.5 meters C13 to C14 power cords
  • Optional Cable Management Arm
  • Mechanical
  • Form factor 1U 19" rack mount
  • Server dimensions: 438 x 43.5 x 660 mm
  • Packaging dimensions: 985 x 588 x 250 mm
  • Slide rail: Included
  • Support and Warranty
  • 3 years software update and professional service
  • 3 years hardware warranty
  • Optional extended warranty and service

  • Software
    Ceph VersionAmbedded tuned Ceph community versions
    Management Interface
  • Ambedded Web-based user interface: UniVirStor(UVS) Manager
  • Command Line Interface
  • AutomationThe UniVirStor Ceph management UI (UVS Manager) automate management functions for day-1 and day 2 operations, including cluster deployment, storage service provisioning, monitoring, and software updates.
    Access Authentication Control
  • Policy control to limit users to access pool & block device
  • Ability to Integrate with Microsoft Active Directory, lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP), AWS Auth, and KeyStone
  • Multi-protocol supportA storage platform supports multiple industry-standard storage protocols for block, file and object storage.
    Monitoring & Notification
  • UVS, Ceph, and Grafana dashboard
  • Alert sent through email
  • SNMP

  • Storage Pool
    Scale-out cluster
  • Grow the cluster to thousands of storage drives
  • No single point of failure
  • Cluster performance is linearly scalable with the number of drives (OSD).
  • Self-healing and
    auto rebalancing
  • Balances data distribution throughout the cluster nodes
  • Handles failures without interruption, automatically recovering to the predefined data resilience
  • Highly available Withstand loss of multiple nodes/racks without disrupting service availability or data safety
    Data protection
  • Stripping, erasure coding, or replication across nodes with predefined rule
  • Configurable number of replica and erasure coding profile
  • CLAY erasure coding to reduce the data recovery time
  • Renamable bucket type: root, region, zone, data center, room, PDU, raw, rack, chassis
  • Disk encryptionOSD disk drives can be encrypted to protect data when drives are removed
    Data Compression Inline object compression with target compression ratio
    Cache Tiering Support using a faster storage pool as cache tier of a capacity pool

    Deployment and Management
    Software update
  • Automated rolling update without downtime. Data services are available during the update.
  • Updates include Linux, Ceph, and UVS manager
  • General management
  • Host management: Scan and management server nodes in the Ceph cluster
  • Deploy the NTP server or use an external NTP server
  • Push NTP client to ceph hosts
  • Log management
  • Notification
  • User management
  • Ceph daemon services
  • Cluster initialization
  • Deploy and manage MON, OSD, MDS, RGW
  • OSD encryption

  • Storage Protocols
    RADOS Block Storage (RBD)
    RBD Image Management
  • Image create, delete
  • Select pool, name, image size, object size
  • Image edit
  • Dynamic volume resizing Ability to expand Ceph block devices with no downtime
    RBD Mirroring for off-site
    active-standby backup
  • Create mirroring service between multiple clusters or sites
  • Select pool/image for mirroring
  • Manage snapshot schedules
  • Image promote/demote
  • RBD Snapshot
  • Snapshots of individual block devices with no downtime or performance impact
  • Create and manage snapshots of images to retain a history on an image’s state
  • snapshot rollback
  • Copy on Write clone Instant provisioning of tens or hundreds of virtual machine instances from the same image with zero wait time
    Thing ProvisionsEnable over-provisioning of storage and immediate VM or container instance launch.
  • Deploy iSCSI gateway on hosts or VMs
  • Create and manage LUN
  • ACL: IQN and CHAP authentication
  • Multi-Path IO support

  • Shared File System (NAS)
  • Deploy & manage Metadata servers (MDS)
  • POSIX compatible file system: kernel and FUSE clients
  • Multiple CephFS
  • Support volumes, sub-volume and sub-volume groups

  • Object Storage
    Object APIAmazon S3 and OpenStack Swift compatible APIs
    RADOS gateway for
    Active-Active access
  • Deploy RADOS multi-zone gateways
  • Multi-site support for sync and access from multiple ceph clusters
  • RGW User and key management
  • RGW Pool management, auto-create RGW pools
  • Write Once Read Many (WORM)S3 object lock with the read-only capability to store objects using a the WORM mode preventing objects from being deleted or overwritten
    EncryptionServer-side encryption and client provided key encryption

    Cloud-Native and Virtualization
  • Kubernetes container storage interface (CSI)
  • OpenStack Cinder, Glance, and Nova, Manila, Swift API
  • CloudStack libvirt
  • Proxmox
  • VMWare iSCSI, NFS
  • Windows Ceph client driver

  • Conventional file storage
    NFS, SMB, FTP, HTTP Use CephFS, S3 or block as the back store to export NFS, SMB, FTP, and HTTP through gateways
    Mars 500 Ceph Storage Appliance Video

    A webinar video to introduce the Ambedded Ceph storage appliance. It includes about the basic idea of Ceph storage, the arm-based microserver architecture, the benefits on running Ceph storage on microserver platform, how to plan your ceph cluster, a walk through on Ceph management GUI (Ambedded UVS manager), different protocols supported by Ceph, and some use cases for Ceph storage.

    Unboxing and introducing the Arm microserver-based Ceph appliance hardware architecture and details in the Arm server. You can also learn how it could help you to simplify the deployment on a HA ceph cluster with minimum configuration.

    In this video, it talks about, the problems that Ceph attempts to solve, the benefits on Software defined storage, how Ceph is different to conventional storage. Also it talks about the Ceph core service such as MON, OSD, MDS, MGR. it explains the CRUSH rule, replication and erasure coding on Ceph storage, in the end it provide the comparison table on hardware recommendation that Ceph community vs. Red Hat and SUSE.

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    Mars500 NVME All Flash Ceph Storage Appliance | Turnkey Ceph appliance provider | Ambedded

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