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Red Hat Releases Ceph Storage 4 to Accelerate Petabyte-Scale Object Storage for Cloud-Native Workloads; Sarangan Rangachari, Amita Potnis Quoted

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Red Hat has announced the general availability of Red Hat Ceph Storage 4, based on the Nautilus version of the Ceph open source project, to simplify petabyte-scale object storage for cloud-native development and data analytics, the company announced on Wednesday

“Scalability is imperative to our customers as they seek a competitive advantage with their vast volumes of data. However, the power of scale is lost if performance capabilities can't match it. Red Hat Ceph Storage 4 significantly raises the bar on object storage scalability, performance, and simplicity, enabling our customers to grow their businesses and operating efficiency.”

Red Hat’s new capabilities will better support application development, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and other emerging workload capabilities. The company’s Ceph Storage will deliver performance at scale while maintaining cloud economics. 

During recent testing, the latest version of Red Hat Ceph Storage delivered over a two-time performance boost for write-intensive workloads, making it even better-suited to fulfill the performance needs of the current market’s data-intensive applications.

Ceph Storage 4 will also simplify operations with enhanced observability and automation. Red Hat’s capabilities will deliver a simplified installer experience, new management dashboard, quality of service monitoring feature and integrated bucket notifications.

The new installer experience will enable standard installations to be completed in less than ten minutes, while the management dashboard will help teams to identify and resolve problems more quickly. 

The monitoring feature will help verify storage Quality of Service for applications in a multi-tenant hosted cloud environment and bucket notifications simplify helps verify storage Quality of Service for applications in a multi-tenant hosted cloud environment. 

“The massive growth of data and emerging workloads are challenges faced by many organizations. Red Hat Ceph Storage 4 can enable businesses to efficiently scale and support ever-growing data and workload requirements while providing simplified installation and management.”

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