In the open-source world, there are few enablers to success more potent than being distributed within the mainline Linux kernel. Every open-source company I know aspires to such broad, built-in distribution. Which is one reason why I'm so bullish on the future of Ceph, an open-source, massively scalable distributed storage file …
Was that a news article I just read, or a copy/pasted press release?
Hard work this journalism lark.
Thanks for the feedback. This isn't straight news as such, it's Matt's regular Open and Shut column, which is his opinion on what's going on in the open-source and startup worlds.
opinions != knowledge
Matt may have opinions but they always have to be taken with a pinch of salt -when I cover areas I work in they're a mix of underinformed and unrealistic.
FWIW, OpenStack mostly uses Swift, which is less of a distributed filesystem and more of a python service for distributing files across a pool of machines.
As for the "only ceph is in the kernel" story. RedHat's GFS? What about Lustre?