- Launchpad Entry: NovaSpec:ceph-s3-gateway
- Created: 2010-11-17
- Contributors: Michael Rodriguez, Mike Perez
Support for alternative s3 implementation with unlimited object size and mutable objects.
Any number of Object Storage systems can be easily supported via compatible APIs. Ceph provides such an Object store with many desirable features such as no object or bucket size limits and is included in the mainline Linux Kernel.
A user already has Ceph set up for networked block device purposes and can easily use the same object store via s3 by setting up an http proxy.
Can use the same Ceph setup tools as the Ceph block device blueprint.
The gateway is designed as a fastcgi proxy server to the backend distribute object store.
Ceph S3 gateway is an HTTP proxy to the ceph object store.
Ability to specify S3 compatible URL for any parts of nova that make calls to s3.