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Learning Ceph - Second Edition by Karan Singh, Vaibhav Bhembre, Anthony D'Atri

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Ceph is a unified storage solution

Unified storage from a storage vendor's perspective is defined as file-based Network-Attached Storage (NAS) and block-based Storage Area Network(SAN) access from a single platform. NAS and SAN technologies became popular in the late 1990's and early 2000's, but when we look to the future are we sure that traditional, proprietary NAS and SAN technologies can manage storage needs 50 years down the line? Do they have what it takes to handle exabytes of data?

With Ceph, the term unified storage means much more than just what traditional storage vendors claim to provide. Ceph is designed from the ground up to be future-ready; its building blocks are scalable to handle enormous amounts of data and the open source ...

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