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Ceph, Open Source, and the Path to Ubiquity in Storage with Patrick McGarry

Everyone needs storage, but Open Source is changing how we think about storage infrastructure through new features, added durability, and reduced cost.  New storage solutions like Ceph are providing distributed, flexible, powerful options that can support a myriad of use cases across object, block, and file system applications.  This talk will explore the history and basics of Ceph, the current status of the community, and where the project is headed in the near future.

About Our Presenter

Patrick is currently incarnated as a community monkey working to spread the Ceph gospel for Inktank.  An experienced community manager, gamer, mischief maker, and all around geek, Patrick spent five years writing and managing Slashdot under the nomme du keyboard 'scuttlemonkey.'  Patrick enthusiastically helps companies to understand and adopt Open Source ideals and continues to be a strong advocate of FOSS on the desktop and in the enterprise.  He has strong feelings about tomatoes, longs for his deep, dark cave, and still hates writing these bios.

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