Samsung’s NVMe (SSD) reference design will be used with Red Hat Ceph storage, a software-defined storage platform, in a new Ceph reference architecture.

The combined storage solution – referred to as the Red Hat Ceph/Samsung Reference Architecture – can be used as is or customized for a specific data center environment. It can also be deployed in an OpenStack environment.

“The data center community will appreciate the importance of the Red Hat Ceph/Samsung Storage Reference Architecture, as the harvesting of data analytics becomes a priority for businesses that want to better understand their customers and stay ahead of their competition,” said Jim Elliott, corporate vice president, memory marketing, Samsung Semiconductor.

The Red Hat Ceph/Samsung Reference Architecture can deliver 690K IOPS and 30GB/s in a three-node cluster, based on tests by Samsung. It is an all-flash NVMe scale-out storage server with up to 24 x 2.5” hot-pluggable, advanced NVMe SSDs, based on PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSDs. Each SSD slot provides power and cooling for up to 25W.

The Samsung NVMe reference system is a dual-socket Xeon-based system with an EIA-compliant, 2RU chassis. It uses 4x 40Gb/s networking connectivity with remote direct memory access (RDMA).

[Image courtesy: Samsung]