PLEASE NOTE: This document applies to v1.7 version and not to the latest stable release v1.9


    Rook is an open source cloud-native storage orchestrator, providing the platform, framework, and support for a diverse set of storage solutions to natively integrate with cloud-native environments.

    Rook turns storage software into self-managing, self-scaling, and self-healing storage services. It does this by automating deployment, bootstrapping, configuration, provisioning, scaling, upgrading, migration, disaster recovery, monitoring, and resource management. Rook uses the facilities provided by the underlying cloud-native container management, scheduling and orchestration platform to perform its duties.

    Rook integrates deeply into cloud native environments leveraging extension points and providing a seamless experience for scheduling, lifecycle management, resource management, security, monitoring, and user experience.

    The Ceph operator was declared stable in December 2018 in the Rook v0.9 release, providing a production storage platform for several years already.

    Quick Start Guide

    Starting Ceph in your cluster is as simple as a few kubectl commands. See our Quickstart guide to get started with the Ceph operator!


    Ceph is a highly scalable distributed storage solution for block storage, object storage, and shared filesystems with years of production deployments. See the Ceph overview.

    For detailed design documentation, see also the design docs.

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