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"It has helped to save money and scale the storage without limits.""The most valuable feature is the stability of the product.""Ceph has simplified my storage integration. I no longer need two or three storage systems, as Ceph can support all my storage needs. I no longer need OpenStack Swift for REST object storage access, I no longer need NFS or GlusterFS for filesystem sharing, and most importantly, I no longer need LVM or DRBD for my virtual machines in OpenStack.""radosgw and librados provide a simple integration with clone, snapshots, and other functions that aid in data integrity.""The solution is pretty stable.""Red Hat Ceph Storage is a reliable solution, it works well.""Most valuable features include replication and compression.""It's a very performance-intensive, brilliant storage system, and I always recommend it to customers based on its benefits, performance, and scalability."

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"I think it's the economic factor. This solution has the lowest cost for storage systems.""The most valuable feature of Scality RING8 is its performance and good interface."

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Cons
"It needs a better UI for easier installation and management.""I have encountered issues with stability when replication factor was not 3, which is the default and recommended value. Go below 3 and problems will arise.""In the deployment step, we need to create some config files to add Ceph functions in OpenStack modules (Nova, Cinder, Glance). It would be useful to have a tool that validates the format of the data in those files, before generating a deploy with failures.""Ceph does not deal very well with, or takes a long time to recover from, certain kinds of network failures and individual storage node failures.""Routing around slow hardware.""I would like to see better performance and stability when Ceph is in recovery.""Ceph is not a mature product at this time. Guides are misleading and incomplete. You will meet all kind of bugs and errors trying to install the system for the first time. It requires very experienced personnel to support and keep the system in working condition, and install all necessary packets.""It took me a long time to get the storage drivers for the communication with Kubernetes up and running. The documentation could improve it is lacking information. I'm not sure if this is a Ceph problem or if Ceph should address this, but it was something I ran into. Additionally, there is a performance issue I am having that I am looking into, but overall I am satisfied with the performance."

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"When we used this solution in 2015, it was not scalable at all. I don't know if they have improved on that, but at the time, scalability was just horrible.""Scality RING8 could improve by having more features. We have to use two automation tools to meet our needs. We would prefer to use only one."

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  • "The other big advantage is that Ceph is free software. Compared to traditional SAN based storage, it is very economical."
  • "There is no cost for software."
  • "Most of time, you can get Ceph with the OpenStack solution in a subscription​​ as a bundle.​"
  • "We never used the paid support."
  • "If you can afford a product like Red Hat Ceph Storage then go for it. If you cannot, then you need to test Ceph and get your hands dirty."
  • "The price of this product isn't high."
  • "The price of Red Hat Ceph Storage is reasonable."
  • "The operational overhead is higher compared to Azure because we own the hardware."
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  • "The cost of Scality RING8 could be less expensive. It is difficult for smaller businesses to afford it."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Red Hat Ceph does well in simplifying storage integration by replacing the need for numerous storage solutions. This solution allows for multiple copies of replicated and coded pools to be kept, easy… more »
    Top Answer:We have not encountered any stability issues for the product.
    Top Answer:Red Hat Ceph Storage is difficult to maintain. We use CLI tools for maintenance, and the concept seems challenging. Additionally, it is difficult to expand the product due to balancing errors. It… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Scality RING8 is its performance and good interface.
    Top Answer:Scality RING8 could improve by having more features. We have to use two automation tools to meet our needs. We would prefer to use only one.
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    Scality RING, RING8
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    Overview
    Red Hat Ceph Storage is an enterprise open source platform that provides unified software-defined storage on standard, economical servers and disks. With block, object, and file storage combined into one platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage efficiently and automatically manages all your data.
    Scality RING object storage enables enterprises and cloud service providers to run petabyte-scale, data-rich services like web applications, VOD, active archives, compliance archives, and private storage clouds. The RING is software, so you can deploy it on standard x86 servers of your choice, taking advantage of server and media innovation over time. Acting as a single, distributed system, the RING can scale linearly across thousands of servers, multiple sites, and an unlimited number of objects. Data is protected with policy-based replication, erasure coding, and geo-distribution, achieving up to 14 9s of durability and 100% availability.
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    Midsize Enterprise15%
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    Red Hat Ceph Storage is ranked 3rd in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 9 reviews while Scality RING is ranked 15th in Software Defined Storage (SDS) with 1 review. Red Hat Ceph Storage is rated 8.2, while Scality RING is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Red Hat Ceph Storage writes "Flexible and good for storage but can be complex to set up". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Scality RING writes "High performance, good support, and useful interface". Red Hat Ceph Storage is most compared with MinIO, VMware vSAN, Portworx Enterprise, Pure Storage FlashBlade and Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct, whereas Scality RING is most compared with Dell ECS, MinIO, Qumulo, Cloudian HyperStore and NetApp StorageGRID.

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