Ceph Storage for Multi-Access Edge Computing

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Technology Multi access edge computing ceph

Ceph Storage for Multi-Access Edge Computing

MEC utilizes the 5G technology and deploys the edge datacenter close to the applications to increase the throughput and reduce the latency for accessing application data. The physical areas for public MEC deployment could be colocation at the base station, transition node, network aggregation point. In certain situations, cloud migrations are inhibited by residency or privacy constraints that prevent data from leaving the premises and strict compute latency requirements or the need for cloud infrastructure to connect directly to onsite equipment.

Private MEC integrates edge computing infrastructure with private networks deployed on or near the enterprise’s premises to address these challenges. Many applications also need mobile micro edge data centers to provide location resilienc

Benefits of Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Providing new service & new revenues streams
  • Able to do real-time analytics with lower latency
  • Conserve network bandwidth and reduce the network congestion
  • Reduce cloud data storage & its transport cost
  • Strengthen security and compliance
  • Improve availability of applications and its’ IT assets

The public and private MEC use virtualization infrastructure to provide compute, storage, and network resources for the MEC applications. Ceph software-defined storage plays a vital role in the open-source cloud-native infrastructures such as OpenStack and Kubernetes. According to the OpenStack and Kubernetes user survey reports, more than 50% of OpenStack and Kubernetes deployments use Ceph as their backend storage.

Advantages to use Ceph for MEC virtualization Infrastructure

  • Ceph storage is highly available and scalable. 
  • Ceph can reheal data when a storage device or server fails. These reduce the operation cost of the MEC infrastructure.
  • Ceph storage is unified storage that provides block, shared file system, and object storage. It fulfills the application’s various storage demands.
Ambedded Ceph Appliance solution for MEC

Ambedded focuses on providing robust and easy-to-use software-defined storage appliances powered by Ceph and Arm-based microserver technologies. Ambedded’s Ceph management software UVS Manager automates the day one deployment and day two storage management to reduce the operating cost. Ambedded tunes the Ceph to optimize the performance and stability of the Ceph cluster integrated with the purpose-built Arm microserver.

MEC edge data centers usually have limited space and electricity resources. Ambedded’s Ceph appliance has the following advantages that benefit the TCO and competitiveness of MEC solution.

Power Saving Solution on Edge Datacenter

Excluding the eight disk drive, every 1U server consumes only a hundred watts of power. It saves 70% of electricity and cooling costs compared to a regular x86 server

1.6x Higher OSD Density Comparing to Other Solutions

Due to the maximum power limit of each rack, Ambedded offers 1.6 times storage density compared to regular 2U x86 servers.

Dedicated Hardware Resource to Each OSD Stabilize Ceph Storage Performance Output

32 Arm-64 CPU cores are evenly used by eight OSD in a 1U appliance. This balances the Ceph cluster workload with a result of higher performance compared to a regular shared CPU architecture.

Smallest Failure Domain & Much Faster Recovery Time

Because of the microserver architecture design, Ambedded Minimizes the server node failure domain to a single storage device. This recovery time of a microserver failure is one-eighth of the regular storage server.

Start A HA Ceph Cluster at Edge With Just 2 Appliance

Customers can build a high available Ceph cluster with only 2 or 3 Ambedded Ceph appliances. This is a big advantage for the mobile or micro edge data center.

Ambedded - A professional Ceph storage solution to the market.

Located in Taiwan since 2013, 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.