Ceph is an open source project that provides a solution for software-defined, network-available storage with high performance and no single point of failure. It is designed to be highly scalable to the exabyte level and beyond while running on general-purpose commodity hardware.
In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:
- The history and evolution of Ceph
- What's new since the first edition of Learning Ceph
- The future of storage
- Ceph compared with other storage solutions
Ceph garners much of the buzz in the storage industry due to its open, scalable, and distributed nature. Today public, private, and hybrid cloud models are dominant strategies for scalable and scale-out infrastructure. Ceph's design and ...