Ceph Block Storage / Ambedded was founded in 2013 with the talented team experienced in ARM based software defined storage appliance design and manufacture.

Ambedded Ceph appliance is a scalable storage platform that enables you to get high available block devices with disaster recovery and snapshot capabilities.Ceph block devices are thin provisioned, resizable, and high data durability. Ceph’s block devices deliver high performance with infinite scalability. Linux based systems can take the advantage of the kernel module that provides the best performance between the clients and cluster. You can easily manage and configure the block device images through the Ambedded Ceph management user interface UVS manager. Ambedded Ceph Block Storage Introduction. Ambedded was founded in 2013 with the talented team experienced in ARM based software defined storage appliance design and manufacture.. Ambedded offers Ceph storage solution to the market, including Ceph storage Appliance on ARM microservers and SUSE Enterprise Storage Appliance on ARM microservers. In addition to Ceph solution, Ambedded also offers comprehensive Ceph software support to the customer, to help the unexperienced users to adopt this new technology without hesitations.

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Ceph storage can provide scale out SAN, Ceph RADOS block device RBD

Ceph Block Storage

Ambedded Ceph appliance is a scalable storage platform that enables you to get high available block devices with disaster recovery and snapshot capabilities.

Ceph block devices are thin provisioned, resizable, and high data durability.
Ceph’s block devices deliver high performance with infinite scalability. Linux based systems can take the advantage of the kernel module that provides the best performance between the clients and cluster. You can easily manage and configure the block device images through the Ambedded Ceph management user interface UVS manager.


Ceph Block Device Features by using Mars 400 Appliance
  • Thin provisioning: Efficiently utilize storage space.
  • Resizable
  • Exclusive lock: Used for virtualization to prevent multiple processes from accessing the same Rados Block Device (RBD) in an uncoordinated fashion.
  • Client-side cache: Persistent write-back and persistent read-only cache
  • Quality of Service: Limit the client R/W IOPS, throughput
  • Snapshot & rollback: Create snapshots of the images to retain a history of an image’s state. You can roll back the image to its previous versions.
  • Image Clone: allows you to clone images (e.g., a VM image) quickly
  • Remote mirroring: Journal-based and snapshot-based block device replication
  • 3rd party Integration: QEMU, libvirt, OpenStack, Kubernetes, CloudStack, iSCSI

The above features could be applied by using Mars 400 ceph storage appliance, with UVS manager.

Block Storage Primary Use Cases
  • Virtual machine volumes
  • Kubernetes/OpenStack
  • Database
  • Scale-out SAN
Manage RBD & Mirroring by UVS manager
Configuring Backend Pools

Block devices use the Ceph RADOS pool as the backend. You can use the erasure code or replica pool. You can also determine if you want to compress the data or not.

 

create ceph replicated pool with UVS manager, to define the replica size, PG number, application for block, crush rule applied, quote and compression enable or not.

*Create Ceph replicated pool with UVS manager, to define the replica size, PG number, application for block, crush rule applied, quote and compression enable or not.

 

create ceph erasure coded  pool with UVS manager, to define the erasure profile, PG number, application for block, crush rule, quote and compression enable or not.

*Create Ceph erasure coded  pool with UVS manager, to define the erasure profile, PG number, application for block, crush rule, quote and compression enable or not.

 

Manage Images

 

able to defined the selected pool, quote and object size in this ceph image.

*Able to defined the selected pool, quote and object size in this Ceph image.

 

 

IT users can use UVS manager to resize, delete and make snapshot on those images

*IT users can use UVS manager to resize, delete and make snapshot on those images.

 

 

Image Snapshot/Clone/Flatten

 

IT users can clone and rollback the image via UVS manager

*IT users can clone and rollback the image via UVS manager.

 

RBD Mirroring

RBD mirroring replicates appointed images or all images in pools from the local Ceph cluster to another Ceph cluster at another site. If the primary site has an outage, you can resume your service by promoting the no-primary cluster.

 

 use RBD mirroring function in UVS manager, which allow you to define 2 ceph cluster to run RBD mirroring and define the primary and secondary ceph cluster, to have mirroring from pool to pool, from image to image.

*Use RBD mirroring function in UVS manager, which allow you to define 2 Ceph cluster to run RBD mirroring and define the primary and secondary Ceph cluster, to have mirroring from pool to pool, from image to image.

Create and Manage RBD Images with Ceph Dashboard

Ambedded Ceph & SUSE Enterprise Storage Appliance supports users to manage Ceph with both Ambedded UVS Manager and Ceph Dashboard. The UVS manager provides more features of deployment and Ceph Dashboard provides more detail configuration features. In this video, you can learn how to use the Ceph dashboard to manage the block devices.



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Ceph Storage Solutions Design and Manufacture | Ambedded

Located in Taiwan, Ambedded Technology Co., LTD. is a Ceph storage solution provider 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.