Ceph Storage Appliance

Unified Virtual Storage, UniVirStor (UVS) / Ceph storage appliance integrates tuned software stack and purpose-designed Arm server offers outstanding performance, reliability, web UI, and TCO reduction.

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Ceph Storage Appliance

Mars 400PRO

Unified Virtual Storage, UniVirStor (UVS)

UniVirStor is a ceph based software defined storage appliance. Ambedded Ceph storage appliance integrates the tuned Ceph software, Web UI, and Arm microserver.

You can get the benefits from this unified cloud-native storage technology with the least management effort. IT users can deploy a highly available Ceph cluster that includes OSD, MON, and MDS starting from just 2 units. Every ceph storage appliance offers 32 Arm v8 cores, 32 GB memory, 960GB SSD, 4x 10Gb network but consumes 100 Watts only.

UniVirStor, Ceph Storage Appliance

UniVirStor provides a highly available, scalable unified software-defined storage for wide storage usages with affordable capital investment. The appliance solution saves your time on the cycle of learning, configuring, installing, tuning, managing, and updating the cluster. Ambedded’s experienced ceph supports our customers with daily operation consulting, troubleshooting, and configuration checking requests.

Total Cost Saving

UniVirStor utilizes open-source software-defined storage software Ceph. Ambedded tightly integrates Ceph with Arm servers to save your capital investment and valuable core engineering resources. Our UniVirStor Manager Ceph management GUI automates the management to save your IT administrator’s efforts. UniVirStor offers you the storage system that covers the need for block storage, shared file system, and object storage at a lower cost on expense and operation.

Reliable and No Single Point of Failure

UniVirStor de-centralized microserver is purpose-built for the distributed storage cluster. Our Arm microserver hosts only one data disk and a dedicated SSD for OSD acceleration, unlike traditional servers. A microserver that failed in an appliance will only affect a single data disk and not stop the whole server. Every single node has a much higher MTBF compared to the conventional server. As a result, UniVirStor has the smallest failure domain and is less likely to fail.

Data Protection

Data is priceless. UniVirStor protects your data in many ways. It uses replication or erasure coding plus distributes data to software-defined failure domains. Thanks to the intelligent distributed algorism, your data is protested against the server nodes' failure. You also get disaster protection by replicating or sync data to other Ceph clusters in other locations.

The Ceph Management User Interface - UVS Manager

Ambedded converts our rich experiences into our Ceph management software, the UVS manager. It automates the processes of deployment, monitoring and operation. Users of UniVirStor benefit from the powerful enterprise class Ceph storage by using our easy-to-use web user interface.

Scalable On Demand

Predicting the future demand is difficult, and it is always hard to catch up with the business changes. You no longer need to predict the future. UniVirStor can scale its capacity and performance without stopping the service by adding more servers. You can quickly deploy a Ceph storage cluster starting from just two appliances up to thousands of nodes. The total capacity and aggregated performance will grow according to the number of servers you add to the cluster.

Software Upgrade Without Disruption

The complete software stack of the UniVirStor Ceph appliance includes the Linux kernel, root filesystem, storage and management software. Upgrading the whole software stack without disrupting your service is always a challenge. For every new release, UVS Manager customize and automates the update task to ensure your service is up during the upgrade.


Ceph storage cluster in a one U box.

UniVirStor Mars400 Appliance Ceph Key Features & DataSheet
Arm server1U rack mount accommodate 8x nodes Arm 64 server
Processor & MemoryQuad Core Arm A72 v8 servers per node. Total 32 CPU cores per 1U appliance. 4GB DDR4 per node. Total 32GB per appliance
Node ConfigurationEvery node can be configured as Ceph monitor, OSD, MDS, RGW or storage gateways
Network Uplink4x 10Gbps Ethernet ports.
Power consumption100 Watts at maximum load. (exclude data disks)
Storage protocol
  1. Block storage, CephFS shared file system, S3/SWIFT object storage.  
  1. Pre-test and tuned Ceph software, Ubuntu LTS, 
  2. 3 year free update. Optional extended 2 years.
Storage Device
  1. 8x 3.5”/2.5” top load SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD
  2. Pre-Installed 8x 120GB M.2 SATA SSD for Ceph OSD bluestore, Docker image and Monitor storage
  1. UniVerStor UVS manager web UI
  2. Ceph command line interface
  3. BMC via ethernet
  4. Prometheus Ceph and node exporter
  5. SNMP
Technical Support
  1. 3 years free Ceph technical support by remote access, conference call and email. Optional extended support by subscription.
  2. Knowledge base customer portal accounts.

**Specifications are subject to change without prior notice

Mars 400 Ceph Storage Appliance Video

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The benefits to run Ceph storage on ARM-based Microserver comparing to traditional storage.

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Mars 400 Ceph Appliance brochure
Mars 400 Ceph Appliance brochure

Mars 400 Ceph Storage Appliance

Mars 400 Ceph storage Appliance
Mars 400 Ceph storage Appliance

Details spec on Mars 400 Ceph storage appliance datasheet

Ambedded Mars 400 Ceph Solution for Different Application and Storage Protocols
Ambedded Mars 400 Ceph Solution for Different Application and Storage Protocols

How to use Mars 400 ceph appliance to support the storage protocols such as S3 (Objects), RBD, CephFS, ISCSI, NFS and SAMBA in different configurations.


Ceph Storage Appliance | Ambedded

Located in Taiwan since 2013, Ambedded Technology Co., LTD. is a Ceph Storage Appliance | software-defined storage company that offers ARM based software defined storage appliances with 60% CapEX saving, 70% less power consumption and 100% scale out advantages.

For Software-defined storage designing and manufacturing, Ambedded team has broad experience to help customers to adopt the ceph solution into versatile industries, such as Telecom, medical, military, edge datacenter and HA required enterprise storage.

Ambedded has been offering customers Ceph storage solutions since 2013, both advanced technology and 20 years of experience, Ambedded ensures each customer's demands are met.