back to article Wait, what's that rumble in the storage jungle? Yes, it's Ceph

In the open-source world, there are few enablers to success more potent than being distributed within the mainline Linux kernel. Every open-source company I know aspires to such broad, built-in distribution. Which is one reason why I'm so bullish on the future of Ceph, an open-source, massively scalable distributed storage …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Was that a news article I just read, or a copy/pasted press release?

    Hard work this journalism lark.

    1. diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

      Re: Eh?

      Thanks for the feedback. This isn't straight news as such, it's Matt's regular Open and Shut column, which is his opinion on what's going on in the open-source and startup worlds.


  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    opinions != knowledge

    Matt may have opinions but they always have to be taken with a pinch of salt -when I cover areas I work in they're a mix of underinformed and unrealistic.

    FWIW, OpenStack mostly uses Swift, which is less of a distributed filesystem and more of a python service for distributing files across a pool of machines.

    As for the "only ceph is in the kernel" story. RedHat's GFS? What about Lustre?

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