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.
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.
Since the Icehouse OpenStack summit, we have been working really hard to improve the Ceph integration. Icehouse is definitely THE big release for OpenStack and Ceph.
In this session, Sebastien Han from eNovance will go through several subjects such as:
- Ceph overview
- Building a Ceph cluster - general considerations
- Why is Ceph so good with OpenStack?
- OpenStack and Ceph: 5 minutes quick start for developers
- Typical architecture designs
- State of the integration with OpenStack (icehouse best additions)
- Juno roadmap and beyond