openATTIC already supports the most popular file and block storage protocols, namely NFS/CIFS and iSCSI/FC. However, a new storage paradigm based on a cluster of server evolves. The most prominent candidate in this sector is the open source distributed storage system Ceph.
We want to extend openATTIC's functionality into being a full-blown Ceph management and monitoring solution, while also using the existing functionality as a bridge to enable support for these "legacy" protocols in combination with Ceph as a storage backend. This allows customers to have a smooth transition from traditional storage systems to a distributed system like Ceph.