Ceph’s arms are growing…

Ceph

You remember Ceph, right? How could you not? It’s only the most revolutionary distributed open-source file system in the world. Surely you recall that it’s also known as the only infinitely scalable file system that’s been a part of the Linux kernel since 2.6.34? The file system that DreamHost has been working on for the last few years? That Ceph?

Of course you remember!

The code behind Ceph has been available to the general public for quite a while and we’ve gotten some good feedback on it so far…but we’re kicking things off today with an intense round of private beta testing.

A carefully selected group of power users, Internet movers-and-shakers, researchers, hardware vendors, and storage nerds of all types have been assembled from the far corners of the earth to help us put Ceph through its final stage of development – the testing phase.

We expect this closed beta to last through early November, after which point we’ll cast the net a little wider and open it up to members of the DreamHost Developer Mailing List. Now would be a great time to sign up for that if you’re looking to get in on the cutting edge of large-scale data storage.