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

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Summary

Ceph is an open source software-defined storage solution that runs on commodity hardware, freeing organizations from expensive, restrictive, proprietary storage systems. It provides a unified, distributed, highly scalable, and reliable object storage solution, crucial for today's and tomorrow's unstructured data needs. The world's demand for storage is exploding, so we need a storage system that is scalable to the exabyte level without compromising reliability and performance. By virtue of being open source, extensible, adaptable, and built from commodity hardware, Ceph is future-proof. You can readily replace your entire cluster's hardware, operating system, and Ceph version without your users noticing.

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