Fundamentals of Ceph by Greg Farnum
Ceph is an open source distributed object store, network block device, and file system designed for reliability, performance, and scalability. With an advanced placement algorithm, active storage nodes, and peer-to-peer gossip protocols, Ceph scales from terabytes to exabytes with no single point of failure. Instead of using scale-up storage appliances, Ceph is a software solution that works on commodity hardware that can be tailored to the needs of the deployer. Powerful features like instantaneous snapshotting and copy-on-write clones, along with self-management and automatic healing, make Ceph friendly to administrators and users in addition to the provider’s wallet. Through native integrations with OpenStack and Apache CloudStack, Ceph provides a complete object and block storage solution for cloud data.
Attendees will gain a basic understanding of the Ceph architecture, its current status, and plans for future development. Attendees will also learn how Ceph integrates with major cloud platforms to provide storage for public and private cloud deployments.