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

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Choosing hardware and software components for Ceph

As mentioned earlier, Ceph hardware selection requires meticulous planning based on your environment and storage needs. The type of hardware component, network infrastructure, and cluster design are some critical factors you should consider during the initial phase of Ceph storage planning. There is no golden rule for Ceph hardware selection as it depends on various factors such as budget, performance versus capacity (or both), fault tolerance level, and the use case.

Ceph is hardware agnostic; organizations are free to select any hardware of their choice based on budget, performance or capacity requirements, or use case. They have full control over their storage cluster and the underlying ...

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