Web Host DreamHost Upgrades its DreamObjects Object Storage Service
December 11, 2016
Web host DreamHost has upgraded its ‘DreamObjects’ object storage service. Established in 1997, DreamHost has headquarters in Los Angeles, California, United States. The company offers a wide range of hosting services such as WordPress options to a customer base of around 400,000 individuals and businesses. DreamObjects’ upgrade makes the solution “more scalable, reliable, and high performing”.
DreamObjects is an Open Source (OS) cloud storage hosting service underpinned by the Ceph distributed object store and file system. The solution enables users to store a range of media files including documents, photos and music. With Amazon S3 API compatibility, it also allows users to build “cloud-ready applications”. DreamHost’s upgrade of DreamObjects leverages ‘Jewel’, the latest version of Ceph.
With Ceph Jewel, DreamObjects offer multi-site capability and now supports “any number of clusters or sites, as well as bi-directional failover and active/active configurations”. In addition, the upgrade enables DreamObjects to support the AWS4 authentication protocol which enhances security and compatibility when interfacing with Amazon S3.
"With DreamObjects' new technical enhancements, the object storage service's massive capacity to scale and deliver features our customers’ desire just got a little more massive and feature-packed," explained DreamHost’s VP, Cloud, Jonathan LaCour. "We have Ceph -- which was originally developed here at DreamHost and is a kind of sibling project to DreamObjects -- to thank for the many new capabilities our inexpensive, efficient service is now able to deliver."