Red Hat said Monash University of Australia has implemented a multi-petabyte deployment on Red Hat Ceph Storage.
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Monash University, founded in 1958, selected Red Hat to implement a software-defined solution using Red Hat Ceph Storage on Dell EMC PowerEdge R630 and R730xd rack servers that can accelerate application performance, simplify systems management and address workloads.
Monash — using Red Hat Ceph Storage as an object store — projects that its software-defined storage solution will significantly reduce costs and give researchers the freedom to independently and incrementally add capacity and performance for future growth.
Monash University’s eResearch Centre can now store and manage data, encompassing 5 petabytes, within a single infrastructure. Red Hat Ceph Storage allows for replication and erasure coding capabilities for increased data protection and availability.
“One of our key concerns in this process was having enough storage space in an OpenStack cloud environment, as it supports the majority of use cases from our researchers,” said Steve Quenette, deputy director, Monash eResearch Center, Monash University.
According to a study, commissioned by Red Hat, found that 70 percent of IT decision makers believe that their organizations’ storage solutions are not equipped to handle next generation workloads.
“Monash University’s eResearch Centre’s concern with managing ever-increasing amounts of data is a challenge that many organizations are likely to experience in the coming years,” said Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Storage, Red Hat.