The Ceph Blog

Ceph blog stories provide high-level spotlights on our customers all over the world

  • November 3, 2016
    RGW Metadata Search

    I have recently been working on adding metadata search to rgw. It’s not in yet, nor is it completely ready. I do think that it’s at a point where it would be great to get some feedback. This feature is built on top of another feature that I talked about a few months ago on …Read more

  • October 19, 2016
    FOSDEM 2017: Software Defined Storage Devroom

    Gluster and Ceph are delighted to be hosting a Software Defined Storage devroom at FOSDEM 2017. Important dates: Nov 16: Deadline for submissions Dec 1: Speakers notified of acceptance Dec 5: Schedule published This year, we’re looking for conversations about open source software defined storage, use cases in the real world, and where the future …Read more

  • September 7, 2016
    A Look at the Ceph Cookbook

    “Ceph is awesome and so is its community” and last year Packt Publishing and Karan Singh from community came up with very first book on Ceph titled “Learning Ceph“. The overwhelming response to the first book + maturity and popularity of Ceph becomes the base for the next title on Ceph, “Ceph Cookbook“. Author and …Read more

  • April 26, 2016
    504 OSD Ceph cluster on converged microserver ethernet drives

    When Ceph was originally designed a decade ago, the concept was that “intelligent” disk drives with some modest processing capability could store objects instead of blocks and take an active role in replicating, migrating, or repairing data within the system.  In contrast to conventional disk drives, a smart object-based drive could coordinate with other drives …Read more

  • April 22, 2016
    2016 Google Summer of Code Underway

    The Ceph project would like to congratulate the following students on their acceptance to the 2016 Google Summer of Code program, and the Ceph project: Student Project Shehbaz Jaffer BlueStore Victor Araujo End-to-end Performance Visualization Aburudha Bose Improve Overall Python Infrastructure Zhao Junwang Over-the-wire Encryption Support Oleh Prypin Python 3 Support for Ceph These five …Read more

  • January 14, 2016
    Community Update: Welcome to 2016!

    It has been quite a while since a coordinated Ceph update has made it to the Ceph blog, so I figured it was time to gather all of the various threads and make sure they were in a single place for consumption. Quite a lot is happening in the Ceph world and, depending on what …Read more

  • July 3, 2015
    First China Ceph Day – Beijing Ceph Day

    Ceph is becoming more and more popular in China. Intel and Redhat jointly held the Beijing Ceph Day in Intel RYC office on June 6th, 2015. It attracted ~200 developers, end users from 120+ companies. Ten technical sessions were delivered to share Ceph’s transformative power during the event, it also focused on current problems of …Read more

  • March 5, 2015
    Incomplete PGs — OH MY!

    I recently had the opportunity to work on a Firefly cluster (0.80.8) in which power outages caused a failure of two OSDs. As with lots of things in technology, that’s not the whole story. The manner in which the power outages and OSD failures occurred put the cluster into a state with 5 placement groups …Read more

  • February 16, 2015
    Ceph Developer Summit: Infernalis

    Hey Cephers, it’s that time again…time for another Ceph Developer Summit! As Hammer winds its way through the maze of QA and release procedures we need to start looking forward to what will come with Infernalis (which is a cool lookin’ squid if you haven’t seen it yet). Blueprint submissions are now open for any …Read more

  • October 3, 2014
    Support the Ada Initiative: half way there!

    A few days ago I made a challenge to the open storage community to support the Ada Initiative‘s work to improve gender diversity in open source and open data communities, and offered to match contributions if we can reach $8192.  I’m pleased to say that the response so far has been great, and we’re now …Read more

  • October 1, 2014
    Support the Ada Initiative: a challenge to the open storage community

    I’d like to take a moment away from your regularly scheduled storage revolution to talk about the Ada Initiative: who they are, what they do, and why it is important to open source storage communities. I’m also going to challenge you to raise $8192 for them, and I’ll match that dollar for dollar if you do. …Read more

  • September 30, 2014
    Ceph Developer Summit: Hammer

    As many of you Ceph Day attendees are no doubt aware, we’re fast approaching the release date for the ‘Giant’ release of Ceph. With that, it’s time to get together at another virtual Ceph Developer Summit and chat about what development work is going in to the ‘Hammer’ release. Blueprint submissions are open now, so …Read more

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