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

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Preface

So long are the days past of massively expensive black boxes and their large data center footprints. The current data-driven world we live in demands the ability to handle large-scale data growth at a more economical cost. Day-by-day data continues to grow exponentially and the need to store this data increases. This is where software-defined storage enters the picture.

The idea behind a software-defined storage solution is to utilize the intelligence of software combined with the use of commodity hardware to solve our future computing problems, including where to store all this data the human race is compiling, from music to insurance documents. The software-defined approach should be the answer to the future's computing problems ...

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