Supermicro CEPH Solutions - Object-Based Storage Cluster


Ceph is a massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that runs on commodity hardware. It delivers object, block, and file system storage in one self-managing, self-healing platform with no single point of failure.

With its highly scalable, software-defined storage architecture, Ceph is an ideal replacement for legacy storage systems and provides a unified solution for cloud computing environments.

Supermicro object based scale-out storage C-Series are turnkey storage clusters designed and optimized for Ceph, an open-source, massively scalable, software-defined storage system. Built with enterprise class hardware, Supermicro object based scale-out storage C-Series delivers unified object, block and file storage with high performance, high scalability and high availability. Supermicro scale-out storage C-Series is ideal for OpenStack, CloudStack and common hypervisors environments. These fully integrated solutions include all hardware components from server to networking, cabinet and power distribution unit. It is fully tested and certified by Inktank.

Supermicro's C-Series architecture has been proven by extensive lab testing as well as production deployments. Supermicro worked closely with software partners to define and validate the most optimized hardware configuration with real application workloads. It takes the guess work out of designing and deploying a truly scalable storage solution that meets the most demanding enterprise IT and data center environments. Supermicro resellers and channel partners can take advantage of the turnkey systems and reference architecture to deploy Ceph based storage and infrastructure that scales efficiently.


Supermicro/CEPH Solution At-a-Glance


  • Ceph Optimized Server Configurations

  • Object and Block Level Storage with S3 and Swift Integration

  • Hybrid Disk configurations deliver low-latency performance

  • 10G Frontend Networking

  • Bonded 10G Backend Networking (20Gb/s OSD-to-OSD)

  • Out-of-Band Server Management Software (OOB)

  • Full Rack Integration with Onsite Installation Available!


 Ready to Deploy Configurations


  • Role specific server models – base server configurations offer performance, capacity and density to fit popular storage applications. Components are easily customized to meet specific requirements

  • Optimized network configurations – rack level integration offers streamlined deployment of storage and infrastructure with consistency not attainable using improvised expansion methods

  • Storage/Media Ratios to fit user applications - deployment of SSD and rotating media allows the solution to meet demanding performance and density targets


 Supermicro/Ceph Ready Systems

Fully Integrated Rack and Servers for Ceph

Supermicro Model # Description
SRS-42E112-CEPH-01 42U-320TB Integrated Ceph Rack. 3x Mon, 8x 2U OSD, Networking & PDU
SRS-42E136-CEPH-01 42U-1.08PB Integrated Ceph Rack, 3x Mon, 9x 4U OSD, Networking & PDU
SRS-42E172-CEPH-01 42U-2.16PB Integrated Ceph Rack, 3x Mon, 9x 4U OSD, Networking & PDU
SSG-6017R-MON1 1U Supermicro Ceph MON E5-2630 v2, 64GB MEM Inktank Ceph Monitor Node
SSG-6027R-OSD040H 2U 12 Supermicro Ceph OSD, 2x SSD, 40TB Inktank Ceph OSD Storage Node
SSG-6047R-OSD120H 4U 36 Supermicro Ceph OSD, 6x SSD, 120TB Inktank Ceph OSD Storage Node
SSG-6047R-OSD240H 4U 72 Supermicro Ceph OSD, 12x SSD, 240TB Inktank Ceph OSD Storage Node