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Ceph Cookbook - Second Edition by Karan Singh, Michael Hackett, Vikhyat Umrao

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Unified next-generation storage architecture

The definition of unified storage has changed lately. A few years ago, the term unified storage referred to providing file and block storage from a single system. Now because of recent technological advancements, such as cloud computing, big data, and internet of Things, a new kind of storage has been evolving, that is, object storage. Thus, all storage systems that do not support object storage are not really unified storage solutions. A true unified storage is like Ceph; it supports blocks, files, and object storage from a single system.

In Ceph, the term unified storage is more meaningful than what existing storage vendors claim to provide. It has been designed from the ground up to be future-ready, ...

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