All features
at a glance

Installation & Update


Automatic Security Updates

We insure maximum security and stability with automatic security updates.

100% pure Ceph

There is 0% vendor lock-in, since we ship 100% pure Ceph!

GUI based cluster deployment

Deploy your cluster in minutes with our super simple GUI.

Cluster wide update management

Automated OS and (minor) Ceph updates.

Automated Ceph release migration

Easy upgrade to new (major) Ceph releases, with the click of a button.



S3 management

Manage access to object storage

RBD management

Manage access to block storage.

Manage pools

Easily create, edit and delete new storage pools.

Manage PG

Easy placement group maintenance (recover, backfill, ...)

Manage OSD

Reliable OSD deployment and management (create, delete, start, stop, ...)

Manage MON

Reliable MON deployment and management (create, delete, start, stop, ...)

Manage MGR

Automated MGR deployment and management

Manage MDS

Reliable MDS deployment and management (create, delete, start, stop, ...)

Maintenance Mode

Easy cluster maintenance and management of Ceph flags (noout, noup, ...)

Simple hardware management

Keep track of your storage hardware inventory.

CRUSH Map Administration

GUI based management of your data distribution. No verbose editing of text files.

Web based Shell access

Shell access to all your cluster nodes, enables you to do everything right from the GUI.



LACP network connections

Single and multiple network connections via LACP and arbitrary bandwith enable high availability within your existing ethernet infrastructure.

S3 Explorer

Direct management of the object store without additional software.

Replicated pools

Reduces the IO requirement for better performance.

Erasure coded (EC) pools

Reduces space requirements and thus saves costs.

LACP loadbalancing

Highly available network connection with LACP based network loadbalancing.

Hardware Independent

No vendor lock-in, commodity hardware can be used.

Disk Performance Benchmarking

Tools to benchmark disk performance, right from the GUI.

Diskless server boot via PXE

Convenience, optimized data density and reduced costs.

CephFS Explorer

Direct management of the CephFS POSIX filesystem.

Reliability & Availability


High-Availability SMB

Highly available SMB with CTDB for increased reliability and availability of data.

High-Availability S3

Highly available S3 with keepalived. Saves resources and costs of load balancers.

High-Availability NFS

Highly available NFS with keepalived for increased reliability and availability of data.

High-Availability iSCSI

Highly available iSCSI for reliable integration with proprietary solutions.

High-Availability Groups

Increased availability for mission critical usage.

Cluster configuration auto tuning

Optimize performance and reduce costs.

Automatic Management Node Backup

Easy recovery in case of loss of the management system.

Export Statistics to Grafana

Easy integration in existing Grafana installations.



100% pure RESTful API

Seamless integration into your existing solutions.

Okta Single SIgn On (SSO)

Central independent cloud based user management.

LDAP Users & Groups

Easy integration in your environment.

Hook scripts

Modify and extend your cluster to your needs.

Monitoring & Statistics


Centralized logging

All logfiles in one place and protected against manipulation.

SMART disk status

SMART disk checks to detect disk failures as soon as possible and improve reliability.

Nagios plugin

Easy integration with your existing monitoring system.

Graphite database

Easy integration with external tools like Grafana.

Pre-built Grafana dashboards

Deep insights into your clusters state at a glance.

Protocols & APIs



High-performance S3 API compatible object storage.

S3 via NFS

Access to modern object storage from proprietary solutions.


Vendor independent object storage.

RBD (RADOS Block Device)

Rados block device, the newest and fastest way of accessing block storage

RBD export via ISCSI

Vendor independent block storage integration.


Scale-out posix file system.

CephFS via Samba

Windows compatible scale-out file system.

CephFS via NFS

Vendor independent network file system.



VLAN based network configuration

Seperate client and storage traffic and increase network security by seperation.

User management

Control access to your storage management system.

Audit Log

Trackable and auditable system changes.

Service & Support


Basic service & support

Our croit/Ceph experts help free of charge for simple problems and questions.

24*7*365 service & support

Support for your operations around the clock.

Usability & Comfort


SSH Access

Conveniently manage your keys for all cluster nodes and access any one of them without restriction.


Check and manage your cluster on every device.

Complete lifecycle management

Complete lifecycle management of all Ceph services. No shell required.

Pre-built Key Performance Indicators

KPIs help to detect premature errors or bottlenecks.

#Missing any features?

Let us know! Chances are pretty good that we are open to implement them! If your request is very specific to your usecase, paid feature development is also an option. Send us an email:

Missing feature