Category Archives: Community

Ceph Days and Developer Summit Giant

The past couple of weeks have been a veritable sharknado of activity for the Ceph Community. From our most successful Ceph Day yet last week in Frankfurt, Germany, to another great quarterly developer summit as work begins on the “Giant” release. It is great to see that the engagement and adoption trends are continuing and […]

Vote for Ceph Talks at OpenStack Summit: Atlanta

There is only a little over a week left to vote for OpenStack Summit talks for the upcoming Atlanta event. While it can be hard to narrow down the list since there are so many great talks, we thought it might be helpful to create a short list of talks that touch on Ceph or […]

Open Source Vendor Certifications for OpenStack are Awesome

Yesterday Mirantis announced their efforts towards Open Source vendor certifications for OpenStack that seek to build and accelerate some of the great work that has been going on in the Cinder community. This is huge, and in more ways than immediately obvious. Unfortunately, in recent history “The Cloud” has been such an overused buzzword, and […]

Ceph Developer Summit: Giant

The “Giant” Ceph Developer Summit looms….giantly… on the horizon and our wiki is ready for blueprint authors! We want your ideas, brainstorms, plans for work, or anything else you can dream up. If you don’t already have an account on the wiki please bear with us as we work through a few kinks of account […]

Ceph in 2013, a year in review

Wow, what a ride this year has been! Ceph has come a long way, and it doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. As the new year looms I thought it might be good to reflect a bit on 2013 and some of the notable achievements from the Ceph community. I would categorize the accomplishments […]

New Ceph Wiki is Live

For those who have used the wiki in recent history you may have noticed that it had been sitting in a read-only state for a little bit around the holidays here. Today the wiki is back in action and better than ever! While we are still using MindTouch, we have moved to the SaaS version [...]

The Ceph User Committee is born

If you have been keeping an eye on the Ceph mailing lists you probably noticed the recent launch of the Ceph User Committee that was discussed at the Firefly user summit. This is an exciting development in the Ceph community as it gives us many more hands to make sure that Ceph users around the [...]

Ceph Performance Part 2: Write Throughput Without SSD Journals

INTRODUCTION Hello again! If you are new around these parts you may want to start out by reading the first article in this series available here. For the rest of you, I am sure you are no doubt aware by now of the epic battle that Mark Shuttleworth and I are waging over who can […]

First Impressions Through Fscache and Ceph

It’s always great when we can single out the development efforts of our community (there are so many good ones!). But it’s even better when the developers of our community feel brave enough to share their hard work with the community directly. Recently Milosz Tanski has been putting in some hard work to combine the [...]

Ceph Developer Summit: Firefly

They say “time flies when you’re having fun,” and we have certainly been having fun. Another Ceph Developer Summit is fast approaching. If you didn’t see the announcement on the mailing list we are accepting community blueprints for ‘Firefly,’ the next major release of Ceph slated for release Feb 2014. We will be sticking with [...]

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