The Ceph Community, an open-source object and file cloud storage stack, has formed an advisory board that will work in governance with the community.

The Ceph Advisory Board will assist the community in driving open-source software-defined storage technology, and in collaborating with the community’s technical and user committees.

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Red Hat previously directed the Ceph project, but Tim Burke, vice president of infrastructure engineering development at Red Hat, said that working with other communities will allow it to accomplish more than a single company could do alone, according to the company.

“While the Ceph project has been growing, a participatory governance structure will enable the community to use existing expertise to further mentor, assist and lead the future of storage,” said Patrick McGarry, Ceph community lead at Red Hat, in a statement.

The business rivals working on the project together, and the Ceph project includes individuals from Canonical, CERN, Cisco, Fujitsu, Intel, Red Hat, SanDisk and SUSE.