Ceph Alternatives

    Ceph is described as 'distributed object store and file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability and scalability' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Ceph for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Windows and BSD. The best alternative is MinIO, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Ceph are StorPool (Paid), Seaweed FS (Free, Open Source), DRBD (Free, Open Source) and GlusterFS (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 23, 2021

    1. Store photos, videos, VMs, containers, log files, or any blob of data as objects.
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      MinIO vs Ceph opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It is literally a handsfree solution.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      • Linux
      • SUSE Linux Enterprise
      • CentOS
      • Fedora
      • VMware vSphere Hypervisor
      • Ubuntu
      • Debian
      • Ubuntu Server
      • Microsoft Hyper-V Server
      • Red Hat
      StorPool is an intelligent software-defined storage solution that allows service providers, enterprises and other Cloud builders to run data storage on standard x86 servers, instead of on expensive and inefficient storage arrays (SANs).
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      StorPool vs Ceph opinions
      Most users think StorPool is a great alternative to Ceph.
      todortanev1 StorPool is a high performance primary block storage system, so it is a good alternative to one of the use cases that Ceph provides, but a really good one in this use case.
      Positive comment about 5 years ago


    2. SeaweedFS is a simple and highly scalable distributed file system to store and serve billions of files fast! SeaweedFS object store has O(1) disk seek and SeaweedFS Filer supports cross-cluster replication, POSIX, S3 API, ,….
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    3. LINBIT’s DRBD® software seamlessly replicates data between servers, eliminating “single points of failure” within your IT infrastructure, no matter which applications are running on top.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      GlusterFS is a scale-out network-attached storage file system. It has found applications including cloud computing, streaming media services, and content delivery networks. GlusterFS was developed originally by Gluster, Inc. and then by Red Hat, Inc.
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    4. BeeGFS (formerly FhGFS) is the leading parallel cluster file system, developed with a strong focus on performance and designed for very easy installation and management.
    5. XtreemFS is an object-based, distributed file system for wide area networks. The file system replicates objects for fault tolerance and caches metadata and data to improve performance over high-latency links. SSL and X.
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    6. Quobyte is a parallel POSIX file system with block and object storage capabilities. It provides outstanding performance, linear scalability, and full fault tolerance.
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    7. LizardFS is a distributed, scalable, fault-tolerant and highly available file system. It allows users to combine disk space located on many servers into a single name space which is visible on Unix-like and Windows systems in the same way as other file systems.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      LVM2 refers to the userspace toolset that provide logical volume management facilities on linux. It is reasonably backwards-compatible with the original LVM toolset.
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