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.
Luminous now fully supports overwrites for erasure coded (EC) RADOS pools, allowing RBD and CephFS (as well as RGW) to directly consume erasure coded pools. This has the potential to dramatically reduce the overall cost per terabyte of Ceph systems since the usual 3x storage overhead of replication can be...