Phil Williams is a Product Leader at Canonical responsible for Ceph and other storage solutions. He has over 15 years experience in the storage industry, having previously been responsible for storage infrastructure and products at EMC, Yahoo!, Rackspace and Mirantis.
29 June 2022
Along with the usual bug fixing, maintenance, and upstream version enablement work that goes into every Charmed Ceph release, we also worked on a number of new features in this cycle. Stand-alone NFS shares In Ceph, you can use CephFS for your network file share needs, but sometimes there are applications or use cases that ...
26 May 2022
UPDATE: Cephalocon 2022 has been postponed In just a few weeks Cephalocon will be held in Portland at the Oregon Convention Center, as well as online for those unable to travel. After a pandemic induced hiatus, this will be the first gathering of Ceph developers and users in 3 years. Among the attendees, you will ...
16 March 2022
What is cloud adjacent storage? Put simply, cloud adjacent storage is just a privately owned and operated storage system, within network reach of a cloud provider’s region, but without the pay-as-you-grow and access charges found in public clouds. Why is cloud adjacent storage a better choice than public cloud storage? Public clouds were ...
22 December 2021
It’s that time of year, where we start to look ahead, and think about the ongoing trends in our various industries. One thing is for certain in the storage industry: capacity demand remains high, with the industry observing continued exponential growth. Growth, growth, growth More and more data is being created every day. It truly ...
22 November 2021
Here at Canonical, we have lots of industry partnerships where we work jointly, hand-in-hand, to produce the best possible outcomes for the open source community. From getting early access to next generation hardware to ensure Ubuntu is fully compatible when it’s released, to creating solution orientated reference architectures for produc ...
12 October 2021
Late last year, SUSE completed their acquisition of Rancher Labs, and in doing so, has had to make some decisions on their product roadmap and ongoing support commitments. SUSE Enterprise Storage, SUSE’s software-defined storage product based on Ceph, doesn’t appear to have made the cut. According to their support pages, it is scheduled f ...
25 June 2021
This week, the final week of Ceph Month, the Ceph Foundation announced the creation of the Ceph Market Development Working Group. Canonical is proud to be amongst the founding members of the group, alongside fellow community members RedHat and SoftIron. Open source enterprise storage The group’s primary objectives are to raise wider awar ...