Over four years in the making and arriving in the nick of time, the Ceph open source distributed object store now has all the components needed to offer enterprises a one-stop shop for block, object and now file storage.
The new “Jewell” edition of Ceph (v10.2.0), released Thursday, includes a file system component (“CephFS”) that is now production ready, according to Greg Farnum , the Red Hat technical lead for the CephFS, who spoke at the Linux Foundation’s Vault storage conference, taking place in Raleigh, North Carolina this week.
What “production-ready” means here is that CephFS will not break the one fundamental rule that all file systems must abide — to never lose any of the data that it is storing. And by offering a fully POSIX-compliant file system , Ceph can now support most Unix and Linux applications.
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