Ceph is an open-source, massively scalable, software-defined storage system which provides object, block and file system storage in a single platform. It runs on commodity hardware—saving you costs, giving you flexibility—and because it’s in the Linux kernel, it’s easy to consume.
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Ceph delivers an extremely robust multi-tenant object storage solution accessible via S3 and Swift RESTful APIs or a powerful native API which can be integrated directly into your application. Ceph Object Storage is ideal for service providers or IT departments needing on-premise cloud storage system.
The Ceph Block Device is a network-attached virtual disk which can be attached to a bare-metal hosts ( running Linux ) or to virtual machines on a hypervisor. Integrated into both Openstack and Cinder, organizations can deliver Amazon EBS-style services as an alternative to NAS or SAN solutions.
Ceph provides a POSIX-compliant network file system that aims for high performance, large data storage, and maximum compatibility with legacy applications.
• Self-managing and self-healing
• Peer-to-peer storage nodes
• Super efficient placement algorithm
• No need for RAID
• No more data silos
• Only one system to scale
• Easier capacity management
• Adapt to changing demands
• Integrations into Linux, Openstack, Cloudstack, KVM, XEN, and more
• RESTful management API
• 100% open-source technology
• No vendor Lock-in