The Ceph Blog

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

  • November 9, 2012
    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 […]

  • November 6, 2012
    Our Very First Ceph Day

    Last Friday we had our very first day-long workshop dedicated to Ceph…in beautiful Amsterdam! The Ceph project has had a nice, long string of “firsts” lately and it was exciting to witness this one in person. The event was organized by Inktank and 42on, a new Ceph company and this month’s Featured Contributor! The team […]

  • October 26, 2012
    RBD support in CloudStack 4.0

    For the past few months I have been working towards a way to use Ceph for virtual machine images in Apache CloudStack. This integration is important to end users because it allows them to use Ceph’s distributed block device (RBD) to speed up provisioning of virtual machines. We (my company) have been long-time contributors to […]

  • October 17, 2012
    Ceph is the new black. It goes with everything!

    In my (rather brief) time digging in to Ceph and working with the community, most discussions generally boil down to two questions: “How does Ceph work?” and “What can I do with Ceph?” The first question has garnered a fair amount of attention in our outreach efforts. Ross Turk’s post “More Than an Object Store” […]

  • October 9, 2012
    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 […]

  • October 8, 2012
    Ceph at Open World Forum and OpenStack Summit

    As Ceph development continues to move forward at an astonishing rate we’re working hard to share both our passion for what’s here and our vision of things to come via as many conduits as we can manage. If you are interested in hearing about the latest Ceph dev work, asking questions of some of the […]

  • October 2, 2012
    More Than an Object Store

    Today, Dmitry Ukov wrote a great post on the Mirantis Blog entitled Object Storage approaches for OpenStack Cloud: Understanding Swift and Ceph. Dmitry’s overview on Ceph was a solid introduction to those needing an object store for their OpenStack deployment, and it was an interesting read. Thanks, Dmitry! Naturally, since I spend most of my […]

  • August 21, 2012
    Summer Adventures with Ceph: Building a B-tree

    Greetings! I am a summer intern at Inktank. My summer project is to create a distributed, B-tree-like key-value store, with support for multiple writers, using librados and the Ceph object store. In my last blog post, I wrote about the single client implementation I created to start out with. Over the last several weeks, I’ve […]

  • June 26, 2012
    My First Impressions of Ceph as a Summer Intern

    Hi! My name is Eleanor, and I’m working on Ceph as an intern for Inktank this summer. My task for the summer is to use the Ceph API to create a lock-free, distributed key-value store suitable for storing large sets of small key-value pairs. I’ve just finished my first year at Pomona College, where I’m […]

  • May 3, 2012
    Announcing the Ceph.com Refresh

    Hello, everyone! I’m the new community guy for Ceph, and it’s my honor to announce the refresh of our website. Today is a big day for all of us because Inktank has just launched. Inktank’s mission is to provide professional services and support for users of Ceph, but it goes a lot deeper; Inktank is […]

  • February 14, 2012
    Ada Initiative Donation Results

    Last month, we sponsored the Ada Initiative as a Bronze level sponsor. Ada is an organization that encourages and supports women to join the open technology and culture which is typically dominated by men. It’s not just about balancing out the demographic. Having more women in technology opens up a vast new source for talent. […]

  • January 23, 2012
    SCALE 10x slides

    My SCALE 10x talk went well.  For those who are interested, here are the slides in .odp format. Here is the pdf without the pretty and very effective builds.

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