Ceph is an open source, software-defined storage solution, which runs on commodity hardware to provide exabyte-level scalability. It is well known to be a highly reliable storage system that has no single point of failure.
This book will give you all the skills you need to plan, deploy, and effectively manage your Ceph cluster, guiding you through an overview of Ceph's technology, architecture, and components. With a step-by-step, tutorial-style explanation of the deployment of each Ceph component, the book will take you through Ceph storage provisioning and integration with OpenStack.
You will then discover how to deploy and set up your Ceph cluster, discovering the various components and why we need them. This book takes you from a basic level of knowledge in Ceph to an expert understanding of its most advanced features.
This book and it's successor miss a lot of proof reading
By yet another reviewer
About Me Developer, Devop, Sys Admin
Too many errors
Comments about oreilly Learning Ceph:
I bought "Learning Ceph" as well as "Ceph Cookbook" by the same author. Unfortunately, both books are lacking proof reading. Both books are full of Errata, some of them which are very easy to spot (e.g. mixing up config options) and some of them that make you understand Ceph even less than before and lead to a lot of frustration.
If you really want to learn Ceph, best entry points are the Ceph documentation (which is not really good either) as well as the Red Hat documentation.
If you are interested in Erasure Coding, look at jerasure.org, where you will get serious information. The information at Red Hat concerning EC contains information by this book's successor which is plain wrong in some regards, unfortunately.
Ceph consists of a lot of parts. It is a pity that this book and it's successor don't make it any easier to grasp.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend