Ceph is a distributed network file system designed to provide excellent performance, reliability, and scalability. Ceph fills two significant gaps in the array of currently available file systems:
1. Robust, open-source distributed storage — Ceph is released under the terms of the LGPL, which
... [More] means it is free software (as in speech and beer). Ceph will provide a variety of key features that are generally lacking from existing open-source file systems, including seamless scalability (the ability to simply add disks to expand volumes), intelligent load balancing, and efficient, easy to use snapshot functionality.
2. Scalability — Ceph is built from the ground up to seamlessly and gracefully scale from gigabytes to petabytes and beyond. Scalability is considered in terms of ... [Less]
Partclone is a project like the well-known backup utility "Partition Image" a.k.a partimage. Partclone provide utilities to back up used blocks and design for higher compatibility of the file system using supported library like e2fslibs.
LizardFS – Software Defined Storage is a distributed, scalable, fault-tolerant and highly available file system. It allows users to combine disk space located on several servers into a single name space which is visible on Unix-like and Windows systems in the same way as other file systems. LizardFS
... [More] makes files secure by keeping all the data in many replicas spread over all available servers. It can be used also to build an affordable storage, because it runs without any problems on commodity hardware. [Less]
VMFS is a clustered filesystem designed to store virtual machine disks for VMware ESX or ESXi Server hosts. This set of tools allows to access these filesystems from some other non ESX/ESXi host for e.g. maintenance tasks.
Only read access is available at the moment, but write access is under
... [More] works. Multiple extents are supported.
The VMFS can be accessed with a command line tool or mounted through a userspace filesystem (FUSE-based). [Less]