Ceph Squid: About the new Ceph release

The world of data storage is seeing a transformation with the introduction of Ceph Squid, the latest evolution in the Ceph storage ecosystem. This new advancement promises to redefine scalability, performance, and reliability in data storage, supported by the strongest alliance of tech innovators and developers to date. In this blog, we will discuss the […]

Cephalocon talks we especially look forward to 

Talks at the Cephalocon of 2023

Cephalocon is right around the corner, and we have made sure that the boats are ready, the shirts have been ordered, the pastry chef is on stand-by and meet-ups have been arranged. If you have no idea what I am talking about, feel free to read our last blog that we have written about what […]

Cephalocon 2023 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands!

What is it?Cephalocon is coming up again, this year from April 16th to 18th. If you are not familiar with it you might wonder: “But what exactly is Cephalocon?” For instance, as the Ceph Foundation describes it ‘’Cephalocon is the yearly event that brings together the global community of operators, developers, and researchers for Ceph, […]

Ceph components and abbreviations explained

While more and more companies start deploying Ceph, we also see that the open source technology is adopted by more and more market verticals. 10 years ago, we saw that Ceph was mostly adopted in the university and hosting verticals, nowadays we also see major growth in the governmental, software development, financial, fintech, telecommunications and […]

Interview with the Fairbanks and 42on HR executive

At Fairbanks and 42on we just love open source! And 2022 was another beautiful year for us, filled with open source awesomeness and challenges. As a company we are always looking forward, but for this blog, let’s look back for a minute. To gain another inside perspective, we have interviewed our HR executive for this […]

42on looking back on 2022

42on looking back on 2022, by Wout van Heeswijk Now that the end of the year is near, Fairbanks and 42on like to reminisce a little on the past year. To do this from multiple perspectives we have interviewed some of our colleagues. Earlier this week we published the interview with Eric Kessels (CTO of […]

The discontinuing of SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES)

The discontinuing of SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES)

The discontinuing of SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES) As you have probably heard by now, SUSE is discontinuing its Ceph-based storage product, SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES). A moment to stress? No. Instead of the open-source-based enterprise object storage platform, the enterprise Linux distributor is now opting for its own persistent storage application, Rancher Longhorn. 42on can […]

How to break your Ceph cluster

How it began In the past we have talked about how to break your Ceph cluster. It began with a talk on ‘’10 ways to break your Ceph cluster’’. This is a presentation that was held by Wido den Hollander, the founder of 42on, during a Ceph conference in Germany. You can watch that talk […]

Ceph object storage and gateway 101

Ceph Object Gateway Ceph Object Gateway, also known as RADOS Gateway (RGW) is an object storage interface built on top of librados to provide applications with a RESTful gateway to Ceph storage clusters. Ceph Object Gateway supports two interfaces: 1.    It is S3-compatible: This provides object storage functionality with an interface that is compatible with a […]

Ceph user survey

Each year Ceph holds a user survey to measure trends, improvements, and actual requests for functionalities. These surveys are very convenient for making hypothesizes about user behaviors as well. Thus, each year new user surveys are conducted to keep the data up to date. Two weeks ago, I shared some highlights about the 2021 OpenStack […]