Sage Weil started the Ceph filesystem as a research project. Today that research project is a bona fide enterprise option for Big Data and cloud storage purposes.
Ceph is now in the Linux kernel and Weil is the CEO of startup Inktank, which provides commercial support for Ceph.
In an in-depth interview with InfoStor, Weil detailed where Ceph is today and where it’s headed in the future.
“For a long time, Ceph existed as a research project where there were a few engineers working on it, but there was no organization behind it,” Weil said. “It’s only recently that we’ve been able to bring the technology to the point where we can use it in production.”
Watch the full video interview: