Why do we care
We are a part of a digital world that is producing an enormous amount of data each second. The data growth is unimaginable and it’s predicted that humankind will possess 40 Zettabytes of data by 2020. Well that’s not too much, but how about 2050? Should we guesstimate a Yottabyte? The obvious question arises: do we have any way to store this gigantic data, or are we prepared for the future? …. Software Defined Something ….. Well it’s a great saying that “Software is eating the world”. This appears to be true. However, from another angle, software is the feasible way to go for various computing needs, such as computing weather, networking, storage, datacenters, and burgers, ummm…well, not burgers currently. As you already know, the idea behind a software-defined solution is to build all the intelligence in software itself and use commodity hardware to solve your greatest problem. And the greatest minds in the industry thinks that, the software-defined approach should be the answer to the future’s computing problems.
Ceph is a true open source, software-defined storage solution, purposely built to handle unprecedented data growth with linear performance improvement. It provides a unified storage experience for file, object, and block storage interfaces from the same system. The beauty of Ceph is its distributed, scalable nature, and performance; reliability and robustness come along with these attributes. And furthermore, it is pocket friendly, that is, economical, providing you more value for each dollar you spent.