The Ceph Blog

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

  • December 31, 2013
    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 …Read more

  • December 30, 2013
    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 […]

  • December 10, 2013
    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 […]

  • November 9, 2013
    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 …Read more

  • November 5, 2013
    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 […]

  • November 1, 2013
    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 […]

  • October 30, 2013
    New “Inktank Ceph Enterprise” Builds on What Makes Ceph Great

    Today Inktank announced the latest offering for their Enterprise Subscription customers, “Inktank Ceph Enterprise.” This release couples the existing power of Ceph with Inktank’s unparalleled support and a monitoring and analytics GUI. Inktank Ceph Enterprise aims to enhance the Ceph experience for enterprise customers using the same underlying APIs, tools, and commands that are available […]

  • October 9, 2013
    Ceph Performance Part 1: Disk Controller Write Throughput

    Introduction Here at Inktank our developers have been toiling away at their desks, profiling and optimizing Ceph to make it one of the fastest distributed storage solutions on the planet.  One question we often get asked is how to build an optimally performing Ceph cluster.  This isn’t always an easy question to answer because it …Read more

  • September 24, 2013
    CloudPlatform and Ceph: Delivering the Power of Choice

    The CloudPlatform 4.2 eagle has landed! This is especially exciting for Ceph users as it expands the integration footprint to give much better breadth and depth. The best part? The Ceph community was leading the charge on the integration work, and has done an amazing job in delivering powerful options to the end users. While […]

  • September 16, 2013
    Why Not Open Source?

    In recent history it seems that open source is becoming much more of a household name (are we sick of blog entries titled “Open Source on the Desktop” yet?). From Linux to WordPress and everything in between, there are a myriad of projects that are both successful and freely available via source to anyone who […]

  • September 10, 2013
    Monitors and Paxos, a chat with Joao

    This is a dialog where Joao Luis, Ceph core developer with an intimate knowledge of the monitor, answers Loïc Dachary’s questions who discovers this area of the Ceph code base. Many answers are covered in Joao’s article Ceph’s New Monitor Changes (March 2013), with a different angle. Loic: My line of questions will be from […]

  • July 18, 2013
    Ceph Developer Summit: Emperor

    It’s that time again! Time for the (virtual) Ceph Developer Summit. We are currently accepting community blueprints for ‘Emperor,’ the next stable release of Ceph, which is due out in November. This summit will be slightly different from the Dumpling summit in that it will be spread over two days to give some of our […]