Welcome to the Ceph user survey!

The purpose of this survey is to collect the feedback from Ceph users community so we can understand how it is currently being used.
All information will be collected anonymously and questions can be skipped. The survey results will be published on Ceph blog.
Thanks a lot for your collaboration!

* 1. Where are you based?

* 2. How would you describe your organization?

* 3. What was your primary reason to choose Ceph over any other storage solution?

* 4. How long have you been using Ceph?

* 5. Overall, are you satisfied with the technology?

* 6. How many Ceph clusters do you operate?

* 7. Which Ceph release(s) do they run?

* 8. Do you patch or build your own Ceph packages or binaries?

* 9. What Operating System(s) are used on the cluster nodes?

* 10. What is the total raw capacity (in Terabytes)?

* 11. What is the total usable capacity (in Terabytes)?

* 12. How many OSD nodes (servers) in your cluster?

* 13. How many OSDs in your cluster?

* 14. Which OSD backends are used?

* 15. What kind of redundancy is used?

* 16. Which erasure code 'k' and 'm' levels do you use (if any)? (e.g., "8+3")

* 17. Which erasure code plugins do you use?

* 18. What hardware vendors do you use for the nodes in the cluster?

* 19. What processor architecture do you use in your cluster(s)?

* 20. Which type of storage devices are used?

* 21. What percentage of your cluster is HDD-based?

* 22. What percentage of your cluster is SSD-based?

* 23. What percentage of your cluster is NVMe-based?

* 24. What type of network interface cards are used on the nodes?

* 25. Do you use a dedicated cluster network for the OSD replication/recovery traffic?

* 26. What are the use cases for the Ceph cluster?

* 27. Which platforms do you use with Ceph?

* 28. What are the interfaces used on the cluster?

* 29. On which kind of environments do you use the Ceph interfaces?

  RBD RGW CephFS Librados
Test/POC
Development
Staging
Production

* 30. If you use RBD, what workloads do you use it for?

* 31. If you use RBD, what interfaces are used?

* 32. If you use VMware, which method is used to access the cluster?

* 33. If you use HyperV or Windows clients, which method is used to access the cluster?

* 34. If you use RGW, what workloads do you use it for?

* 35. If you use RGW, what APIs are used?

* 36. If you use RGW, what client side libraries do you use?

* 37. If you use RGW, what authentication mechanism(s) do you use?

* 38. If you use RGW, what external load balancer(s) do you use?

* 39. If CephFS is used, what workloads do you use it for?

* 40. If you use CephFS, what interfaces are used?

* 41. If you use the RGW multi-site feature, how many sites are federated?

* 42. If you use Librados or Librbd, what are the programming languages used?

* 43. Which management and/or monitoring tools do you use?

* 44. Which deployment and configuration management tools do you use?

* 45. Do you purchase Ceph support from a commercial vendor?

* 46. If you need help with your Cluster, where is your first stop?

* 47. Where do you think the Ceph developer community should focus its efforts?

* 48. Use this space to leave your feedback to the project

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