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Philip Williams

Philip Williams

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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.


Philip Williams
29 June 2022

What’s new in Charmed Ceph with Ceph Quincy on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS?

Ceph Article

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 ...


Philip Williams
26 May 2022

Charmed Ceph and Hybrid Clouds at Cephalocon 2022

Ceph Article

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 ...


Philip Williams
16 March 2022

Cloud Adjacent Storage

Ceph Article

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 ...


Philip Williams
22 December 2021

A look forward to storage in 2022

Ceph Article

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 ...


Philip Williams
22 November 2021

Dell EMC PowerEdge and Canonical Charmed Ceph, a proven solution

Cloud and server Article

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 ...


Philip Williams
12 October 2021

SUSE Enterprise Storage: What next?

Ceph Article

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 ...


Philip Williams
25 June 2021

Ceph for Enterprise, a shared mission.

Ceph Article

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 ...


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