Ceph (software)

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In computing, Ceph (pronounced or ) is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage.wikipedia
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Object storage

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In computing, Ceph (pronounced or ) is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage.
This does not include engineering from systems vendors like DataDirect Networks (WOS), Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, Centera, Atmos, HDS (Hitachi Content Platform (HCP)), IBM, NetApp (StorageGRID), Redhat GlusterFS, cloud services vendors like Amazon (AWS S3 in 2006), Microsoft (Microsoft Azure), Oracle (Oracle Cloud) and Google (Google Cloud Storage in 2010), or open-source development at Lustre, OpenStack (Swift), MogileFS, Ceph and OpenIO.

Sage Weil

Ceph made its debut at the 2006 USENIX Conference on Operating System Design (OSDI 2006) in a paper by Weil, Brandt, Miller, Long and Maltzahn; a more detailed description was published the following year in Sage Weil's doctoral dissertation,.
Sage Weil (born March 17, 1978) is the founder and chief architect of Ceph, a distributed storage platform.

Inktank Storage

Inktank
In 2012, Weil created Inktank Storage for professional services and support for Ceph.
Inktank Storage was the lead development contributor and financial sponsor company behind the open source Ceph distributed file system.

OpenStack

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Representational state transfer (RESTful) gateways that expose the object storage layer as an interface compatible with Amazon S3 or OpenStack Swift APIs The block device can be virtualized, providing block storage to virtual machines, in virtualization platforms such as Apache CloudStack, OpenStack, OpenNebula, Ganeti, and Proxmox Virtual Environment.
In addition to local Linux server storage, it can use storage platforms including Ceph, CloudByte, Coraid, EMC (ScaleIO, VMAX, VNX and XtremIO), GlusterFS, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM Storage (IBM DS8000, Storwize family, SAN Volume Controller, XIV Storage System, and GPFS), Linux LIO, NetApp, Nexenta, Nimble Storage, Scality, SolidFire, HP (StoreVirtual and 3PAR StoreServ families), INFINIDAT (InfiniBox) and Pure Storage.

Gluster

GlusterFS
GlusterFS
The product was first marketed as Red Hat Storage Server, but in early 2015 renamed to be Red Hat Gluster Storage since Red Hat has also acquired the Ceph file system technology.

Amazon S3

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Representational state transfer (RESTful) gateways that expose the object storage layer as an interface compatible with Amazon S3 or OpenStack Swift APIs
Ceph with RADOS gateway

Moose File System

MooseFS
Moose File System
The MooseFS follows similar design principles as Fossil (file system), Google File System, Lustre or Ceph.

Ganeti

Google Ganeti
The block device can be virtualized, providing block storage to virtual machines, in virtualization platforms such as Apache CloudStack, OpenStack, OpenNebula, Ganeti, and Proxmox Virtual Environment.
Ceph

RozoFS

RozoFS
Rozo provides an open source POSIX filesystem, built on top of distributed file system architecture similar to Google File System, Lustre or Ceph.

SUSE

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The charter advisory board includes Ceph community members from global IT organizations that are committed to the Ceph project, including individuals from Canonical, CERN, Cisco, Fujitsu, Intel, Red Hat, SanDisk, and SUSE.
SUSE Enterprise Storage, a software-defined storage tool based on Ceph enabling the use of commodity servers and disk drives for cost-effective, resilient, and scalable storage

Clustered file system

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Distributed file system
Ceph (Inktank, Red Hat, SUSE)

Red Hat

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The charter advisory board includes Ceph community members from global IT organizations that are committed to the Ceph project, including individuals from Canonical, CERN, Cisco, Fujitsu, Intel, Red Hat, SanDisk, and SUSE. In April 2014, Red Hat purchased Inktank, bringing the majority of Ceph development in-house.

List of file systems

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Distributed parallel fault-tolerant file systems

Computing

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In computing, Ceph (pronounced or ) is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage.

Free software

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In computing, Ceph (pronounced or ) is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage.

Computer data storage

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In computing, Ceph (pronounced or ) is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage.

Computing platform

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In computing, Ceph (pronounced or ) is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage.

Computer cluster

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In computing, Ceph (pronounced or ) is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage.

Block (data storage)

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In computing, Ceph (pronounced or ) is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage.

Computer file

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In computing, Ceph (pronounced or ) is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage.

Single point of failure

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Ceph aims primarily for completely distributed operation without a single point of failure, scalable to the exabyte level, and freely available.

Exabyte

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Ceph aims primarily for completely distributed operation without a single point of failure, scalable to the exabyte level, and freely available.

Replication (computing)

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Ceph replicates data and makes it fault-tolerant, using commodity hardware and requiring no specific hardware support.

Fault tolerance

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Ceph replicates data and makes it fault-tolerant, using commodity hardware and requiring no specific hardware support.

Commodity computing

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Ceph replicates data and makes it fault-tolerant, using commodity hardware and requiring no specific hardware support.