What Is Ceph?

Ceph is an open-source software-defined storage (SDS) that provides block, object, and file storage under a unified system. It is designed for highly scalable (to the exabyte level) distributed storage, with no single point of failure and data redundancy. Ceph automatically manages data placement, replication, and rebalancing, ensuring high availability and increased fault tolerance. The storage also runs on commodity hardware, making it a budget-friendly solution.