Last week, the Ceph community announced their first long term supported release of Ceph, code-named “Argonaut”. There have been many famous Argonauts in the past such as “Jason and the Argonauts” and of course the “Toronto Argonauts” which you may of never heard of unless you lived in Canada during the hockey off-season, but they do exist, I promise.
So what makes the Ceph release “Argonaut” so important? Well, it’s the first long-term supported release of Ceph ever! That’s really big news when you consider that Ceph has been in development now for over eight years and still progressing to transform the storage industry and to be the future of storage. Even though the Ceph community will continue to release aggressively, this release will be maintained with bug fixes and select non-disruptive feature additions.
So whom is Argonaut directed at? Argonaut is recommended for Integrators, OEMs, Platform Providers and OS Distributions that use RADOS and librados, RBD and librbd, and radosgw.
You can get v0.48 Argonaut from the usual locations:
- Git at git://github.com/ceph/ceph.git
- Tarball at http://ceph.newdream.net/download/ceph-0.48.tar.gz
- For Debian/Ubuntu packages, see http://ceph.newdream.net/docs/master/install/debia