and objectives

For gridscale we have done work on their Ceph environment. gridscale has staff working on Ceph but found that 42on could help them in the challenges they now had with Ceph.


gridscale wanted help to update their Ceph cluster through 4 major updates.


At some point, Ceph stopped updating automatically. They immediately wanted to fix this, as automation is key for gridscale.

Stay up-to-date

The objective is to keep working with the latest Ceph releases.

Distribute knowledge

gridscale wants the organization to distribute knowledge and to make sure the various parts of their organization learn over time in a continuous fashion.


gridscale is working towards limiting clusters in size. This will make the maintenance less complex and limits the failure domain in case of issues with less data and customers affected, than if it is one large Ceph cluster.

Services provided to gridscale

Upgrade of Ceph

We upgraded the entire Ceph environment for gridscale. We took the worries about it out of gridscale's hands.

Tactical & operational

Doing this we supported and advised gridscale in a tactical and operational way on their Ceph environment.

Supporting in issues

We supported gridscale with some issues they ran into, like fixing a bug in order to keep their environment healthy.

Helping where we can

We helped gridscale with technical malfunctions that occurred, so they had the time to focus on their clients.

Reference architecture

We helped gridscale to create a reference architecture for their offered services in the most efficient way possible.

Following up

Reaching an up to date and consistent platform again, gridscale returns to normal operation.

About 42on

42on supports Ceph teams with the complete operation of Ceph clusters by providing consultancy, training, Emergency Assistance, and Managed Services.

Why choose 42on as your partner for your open-source infrastructure?

Ceph experts

We are a professional team of Ceph experts that work and communicate closely together to ensure optimal results.

Emergency Assistance

We offer Emergency Assistance for your Ceph environment that applies 24/7, no matter the country or timezone you are in.

We are experienced

We are experienced in working with big as well as small companies and are committed to keeping your Ceph cluster, running at all times.

We are an internationally operating company

We aim for long term relationships.

Open infrastructure community

We are actively involved in well known and active open source communities such as the Ceph foundation.

We love Ceph

Perhaps most importantly; we are in love with open source and Ceph.

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