Ceph is a free software unified storage platform designed to present object, block, and file storage from a single distributed cluster. Ceph’s main goals are to be completely distributed without a single point of failure, scalable to the exabyte level, and freely-available. The data is seamlessly replicated, making it fault tolerant. Ceph is a software-based solution and runs on commodity hardware. The system is designed to be both self-healing and self-managing and strives to reduce both administrator and budget overhead.