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Ceph

Ceph is an object storage platform that stores data on a single distributed computer cluster. Ceph's distributed model aims at providing scalability at the exabyte level without single points of failure.

architecture

Architecture

Object-based storage architecture manage data as objects and are used mostly to store application-specific data. Read more.

Object
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interface

Interface

File systems are better suited for accessing storage infrastructure with large amounts of data since, unlike file synchronization, the files do not need to be downloaded locally first but can be accessed on-demand. Read more.

SDK
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model

Model

Distributed storage systems distribute the data between a set of storage servers while some specific metadata server control the overall infrastructure, possibly acting as single points of failure and/or bottlenecks. Read more.

Distributed
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environment

Environment

A controlled environment is a set of servers and clients that are under the control of a single entity e.g a company. Read more.

Controlled
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redundancy

Redundancy

Erasure codes consume less storage capacity than replication. However, writes are slower while retrieval latency is increased. Read more.

Replication & Erasure Codes
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fault_tolerance

Fault Tolerance

The ability to maintain a storage system operational depends on algorithms that need to adapt depending on the nature of the environment. Read more.

Standard
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security

Security

Communications are not encrypted (in transit) and pieces of data are stored in plain text i.e not encrypted on disk (at-rest). Read more.

None
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scalability

Scalability

Homogeneous systems can scale up and out but are limited to resources that are under the control of the infrastructure's administrator: local disk, NAS etc. Read more.

Homogeneous
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interoperability

Interoperability

The ways a user or program can interact with a storage system; either through specific desktop/mobile applications or standard protocols. Read more.

Protocols
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