Ceph is a unified, distributed storage system designed for excellent performance, reliability and scalability.
Ceph provides seamless access to objects using native language bindings or radosgw (RGW), a REST interface that’s compatible with applications written for S3 and Swift.
Ceph’s RADOS Block Device (RBD) provides access to block device images that are striped and replicated across the entire storage cluster.
Every named release, starting with Kraken, the Ceph community selects an outstanding contributor to recognize. While all contributions are valued, we like to recognize those who go above and beyond.
CERN has been a long-time Ceph user and active community member, running one of the largest production OpenStack clouds backed by Ceph. They are also using Ceph for other storage use-cases, backing a range of high energy physics experiments. Overall scalability is understandably an area of interest. Big Bang I...