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

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Ceph is software-defined

Storage infrastructure architects increasingly favor Software-defined Storage (SDS) solutions. SDS offers an attractive solution to organizations with a large investment in legacy storage who are not getting the flexibility and scalability they need for evolving needs. Ceph is a true SDS solution:

  • Open source software
  • Runs on commodity hardware
  • No vendor lock in
  • Low cost per GB

An SDS solution provides much-needed flexibility with respect to hardware selection. Customers can choose commodity hardware from any manufacturer and are free to design a heterogeneous hardware solution that evolves over time to meet their specific needs and constraints. Ceph's software-defined storage built from commodity hardware flexibly ...

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