Linux Foundation announces new Ceph foundation



La Linux Foundation has announced a new foundation in Berlin. The Ceph Foundation starts working with more than 30 members. You want to work in a universally applicable distributed open source storage.

Ceph is a distributed storage solution for file and lock This is mainly used in the cloud sector, for example, in conjunction with Open Stack. The Rook project uses Ceph to provide Kubernetes with a storage solution.

About Us Ceph

In 2006, Ceph was first introduced by Sage Weil and others at the Usenix conference.

In 2010, Ceph Support landed on the Linux Kernel, starting in 2012 it offered the Inktank company commercial services around Ceph.

For the year 2014, Red Hat eventually acquired Inktank, but in 2015 it launched the so-called Ceph Community Advisory Council.

It was home to many of the world's Ceph users who now also appear as members of the newly created Ceph Foundation.

As we said earlier, Ceph is a software-defined storage system that runs on basic hardware. Ceph is massively scalable by design.

The design makes it enable and support companies' digital transformation efforts through web-scale objects and cloud infrastructures.

The latest version of Red Hat Ceph Storage offers new and improved capabilities for business object storage customers who demand scale, increased security, and strong support for industry-standard APIs.

Ceph is widely used around the world by both cloud providers and large enterprises.

Including financial institutions (Bloomberg, Fidelity), cloud service providers (Rackspace, Linode), academic and government institutions (Massachusetts Open Cloud), telecommunications infrastructure providers (Deutsche Telekom), automakers (BMW).


A little about the Foundation Ceph

The Ceph Foundation is made up of 30 members of world leaders in technology, including Premier members such as:

  • AmihanGlobal
  • Canonical
  • China Mobile
  • Digital ocean
  • Intel
  • Prophet Store Data Services
  • OVH Hosting
  • Red Hat
  • SoftIron
  • SUSE
  • Western Digital
  • XSKY Data Technology
  • ZTE

According to foundation, organize and distribute financial contributions in a coordinated and vendor-neutral manner for the immediate benefit of the community.

Participants hope to accelerate the adoption of Ceph, as well as increase in-person training and collaboration across the Ceph ecosystem.

Whats Next?

There are a number of initiatives that we hope to see once the foundation takes off. These are likely to include:

  • Expansion and enhancements to the hardware lab we use to develop and test Ceph.
  • A program that seeks to accept and recognize donations of cloud services to help support the construction and infrastructure of CI
  • an events team to help plan Ceph Day and Cephalocon event programs, as well as more specific regional or local events (such as hackathons or developer meetings)
  • investment in strategic integrations with other projects and ecosystems, to ensure that Ceph remains the de facto standard for open source expansion storage
  • Programs around interoperability between Ceph-based products and services.
  • Internships, training materials and other strategies to bring developers and users into the Ceph community

New and emerging technologies (cloud, AI, ML and containers) make Ceph more attractive. Ceph can be combined with analytics and machine learning, allowing you to quickly obtain large amounts of unstructured data.

Through this, Ceph is able to adopt patterns of behavior and customer conversations and find potential default scenarios.

This can lead to a more efficient business and potentially new sources of income.

The foundation will not only raise money for the development of finance companies, but also wants to offer training and build an infrastructure around the storage project.

Ceph is now used in many large companies, such as financial institutions, cloud providers, academic institutions and authorities, in telecommunications or in the automotive industry.

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