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Ceph Cookbook - Second Edition by Karan Singh, Michael Hackett, Vikhyat Umrao

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The dynamics of capacity, performance, and cost

Ceph is a software-defined storage solution that is designed to run on commodity hardware. This ability makes it a flexible and economic solution that is tailored for your needs. Since all the intelligence of Ceph resides in its software, it requires a good set of hardware to make it an overall package that is a great storage solution.

Ceph hardware selection requires meticulous planning based on your storage needs and the use case that you have. Organizations need optimized hardware configurations that allow them to start small and scale up to several petabytes. The following diagram represents a few factors that are used to determine an optimal configuration for a Ceph cluster:

 

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