When planning a cloud deployment, one of the first considerations is storage. Ceph is a popular choice for storage with OpenStack. Ceph is the only storage software choice for OpenStack that enables object and block in a single cluster. Ceph provides a massively scalable object store that is Swift compatible (can replace Swift) and Ceph also offers block device storage via integration with Cinder. Ceph enables rapid spin-up of storage clusters horizontally as new nodes are deployed in a cloud-computing environment. From a community perspective, the Ceph team has been actively involved in the OpenStack community, and the Ceph open source project has been included in the Linux mainline kernel for years.
This session will describe how Ceph fits with OpenStack, and the capabilities and benefits of Cephs unique approach to unified, software-defined storage.
During this session we will discuss:
What you need to consider for selecting the best cloud storage system Overview of the Ceph architecture and unique features and benefits Best practices in deploying cloud storage with Ceph and OpenStack
Ian Colle serves as Inktank's Ceph Program Manager, leading the software development, integration, and testing of all new features. He previously managed the software development of the Lustre parallel file system at Whamcloud and Intel. He has over 15 years of High Performance Computing, Aerospace and Department of Defense experience -- including system/storage administration, system and software architecture, and leading globally-distributed software development teams. Ian also holds graduate degrees in Computer Information Systems (MCIS), Telecommunications (MTEL) and Philosophy (MA).