Brussels / 4 & 5 February 2017


Ceph USB Storage Gateway

Exposing Ceph RADOS Block Device (RBD) images for access via an embedded USB storage gadget can solve a number of factors limiting adoption, namely:

  • Ceph storage can now be consumed by almost any system with a USB port
  • Ease of use
  • Configure once, then plug and play anywhere
  • Security
  • Encryption can be performed on the USB device itself, reducing reliance on transport and cluster security and access control

This presentation will introduce and demonstrate a Ceph USB storage gateway prototype, running on an embedded Linux ARM board.


David Disseldorp