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Contain your excitement, the s3gw is in town

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The Aquarist Labs team is back with an open source and cloud-native S3 service. After spending months investigating a storage appliance built on Ceph, the team identified the need to complement the Rancher storage portfolio with their unique skillsets and lessons learned from their time developing Aquarium.

Introducing the s3gw project, an S3-compatible gateway running a standalone RADOS Gateway (RGW) implementation, using a non-RADOS backend for standalone usage. This new project provides the required infrastructure to build a container able to run on a Kubernetes cluster with S3-compatible endpoints to applications.

This is the first publicly available iteration of the s3gw project. We expect (and welcome!) bugs and we know our performance is not optimal (yet!). This release is meant for testing and feedback gathering and it is not recommended for production use. See our release notes for more details.

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We would love to hear from you about what you'd like to see on our roadmap. What would enable you best to use s3gw in your environment?

Reach out to us at or our Slack channel. You can also join our mailing list or have a look at our GitHub repository -- feature requests are welcome! 🙂