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
- 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.