The Ceph Blog

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

  • April 12, 2013
    Ceph Developer Summit: Dumpling

    Come one, come all, to the world’s first (virtual) Ceph Developer Summit! Now that the Ceph project has moved to a regular release schedule we are trying to be more transparent about the planning process. To that end, we would like to invite participation from any interested parties as the next release of Ceph (and […]

  • April 4, 2013
    Ceph support in OpenNebula 4.0

    The Ceph team has been extremely blessed with the number of new people who choose to become involved with our community in some way. Even more exciting are the sheer numbers of people committing code and integration work, and the folks from OpenNebula are a great example of this in action. At the end of […]

  • April 2, 2013
    v0.60 released

    Another sprint and another release! This is the last development release before v0.61 Cuttlefish, which is due out in 4 weeks (around May 1). The next few weeks will be focused on making sure everything we’ve built over the last few months is rock solid and ready for you. We will have an -rc release […]

  • March 28, 2013
    Ceph at World Hosting Days 2013

    Last week a couple of the Inktank crew joined Dell, and nearly 5,000 other people, at the World Hosting Days event in Rust, Germany. Nestled in the sleepy streets of an off-season Europa Park, this conference had it all. From tech geeks and business experts to roller coasters and a mechanical bull (don’t believe me, […]

  • March 26, 2013
    Congratulations to Apache CloudStack!

    Today the Apache Software Foundation announced that Apache CloudStack has graduated from the Apache Incubator and become a Top Level Project. New Apache projects start in the Incubator, where they work to build a strong, multi-firm community and adopt the governance practices and philosophies common to all Apache projects. Anyone familiar with Apache knows that […]

  • March 25, 2013
    v0.56.4 released

    There have been several important fixes that we’ve backported to bobtail that users are hitting in the wild.  Most notably, there was a problem with pool names with – and _ that OpenStack users were hitting, and memory usage by ceph-osd and other daemons due to the trimming of in-memory logs.  This and more is […]

  • March 21, 2013
    v0.59 released

    Another sprint and another release! This one is delayed a day or two due to power issues in our data center. The most exciting bit here is a big refactor in the monitor that has finally landed (thanks go to Joao Luis), but there is lots of other good stuff to go around: mon: rearchitected […]

  • March 21, 2013
    Adding Support for RBD to stgt

    tgt, the Linux SCSI target framework (well, one of them) is an iSCSI target implementation whose goals include implementing a large portion of the SCSI emulation code in userland. tgt can provide iSCSI over Ethernet or iSER (iSCSI extensions for RDMA) over Infiniband. It can emulate various SCSI target types (really “command sets”): SBC (normal […]

  • March 14, 2013
    Ceph “Office Hours” Announced

    If you watch the mailing lists closely you will already have seen the new “Office Hours” announcement that went out yesterday. We are very excited about the opportunities this provides our larger community for getting directly involved. While Inktank may be the first, we’re hoping that many other organizations will help to “man the rails” […]

  • March 12, 2013
    Ceph Settles in to Aggressive Release Cadence

    Since its inception, Ceph has always had a fast-paced rolling release tempo. However, with the amount of adoption that Ceph has had over the last year (including continued integration work with several other open source projects), we wanted to move to a more reliable, and predictable, release schedule. The release schedule can be divided into […]

  • March 7, 2013
    Ceph’s New Monitor Changes

    Back in May 2012, after numerous hours confined to a couple of planes since departing Lisbon, I arrived at Los Angeles to meet most of the folks from Inktank. During my stay I had the chance to meet everybody on the team, attend the company’s launch party and start a major and well deserved rework […]

  • March 5, 2013
    CephFS MDS Status Discussion

    There have been a lot of questions lately about the current status of the Ceph MDS and when to expect a stable release. Inktank has been having some internal discussions around CephFS release development, and I’d like to share them with you and ask for feedback! A couple quick notes: first, this blog post is […]

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