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Friday, November 8 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Ceph: The De Facto Storage Backend for OpenStack

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For more than a year, Ceph has become increasingly popular and saw several deployments inside and outside OpenStack. The community and Ceph itself has greatly matured.

Ceph is a fully open source distributed object store, network block device, and file system designed for reliability, performance, and scalability from terabytes to exabytes. Ceph utilizes a novel placement algorithm (CRUSH), active storage nodes, and peer-to-peer gossip protocols to avoid the scalability and reliability problems associated with centralized controllers and lookup tables.

Since Grizzly, the Ceph integration gained some good additions: Havana definitely brought tons of awesome features. It also made the integration easier and definitely removed all the tiny hacks. All these things, will certainly encourage people to use Ceph in OpenStack. Ceph is excellent to back OpenStack platforms, no matter how big and complex the platform..

The main goal of the talk is to convince those of you who aren't already using Ceph as a storage backend for OpenStack to do so. I consider the Ceph technology to be the de facto storage backend for OpenStack for a lot of good reasons that I'll expose during the talk.

In this session, Sebastien Han from eNovance will go through several subjects such as (depends on the time that I'll get):

  • Quick Ceph overview (for those of you who are not familiar with it)

  • Quick state of the integration with OpenStack (general state and Havana's best additions)

  • Quick cinder drivers overview and comparisons

  • Building a Ceph cluster - general considerations

  • Use cases and design examples (hardware harware hardware)

  • Achieve HA with Ceph

  • Operations: backups, monitoring, upgrades

  • Tips and best practices


Sebastien Han

Senior Cloud Architect, eNovance from Red Hat
Sébastien Han is a Senior Cloud Architect working for eNovance from Red Hat. His job is mainly focused on OpenStack and Ceph, since he has been working with them for almost 3 years. He devotes a third of his time on research and development around Open Cloud Platform and Open Storage... Read More →

Friday November 8, 2013 9:50am - 10:30am HKT
SkyCity Grand Ballroom C SkyCity Marriott Hotel

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