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 is in EPEL, and why Red Hat users should care

    EPEL is Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux, a project that ports software that is part of the Fedora community distribution to the slower-moving RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) distribution (and its derivatives) used by many enterprises. One problem for RHEL users is that although the distribution tends to be rock solid, that stability comes at […]

  • 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 28, 2013
    Supporting Ceph With new hastexo Partnership

    Today, I am excited to announce our partnership with hastexo who provides Ceph-related professional services world-wide. We have been working closely with hastexo for some time, including collaboration on the development of new Ceph courseware for new Inktank training courses that are now available. hastexo is a professional services company located in Austria and serving customers on five continents. The […]

  • 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 25, 2013
    Puppet modules for Ceph finally landed!

    Quite recently François Charlier and I worked together on the Puppet modules for Ceph on behalf of our employer eNovance. In fact, François started to work on them last summer, back then he achieved the Monitor manifests. So basically, we worked on the OSD manifest. Modules are in pretty good shape thus we thought it was important to communicate to the community…. Read more →

  • 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
    Inktank’s Roadmap for Ceph: Massive scale with Minimal effort

    It’s been just over a year since Inktank was formed with a goal of making Ceph the ‘Linux of Storage’. But while Inktank is a young company, Ceph itself has a longer history, going back to Sage Weil’s PhD in 2005. The intervening years saw much of the engineering work focused on building the foundations […]

  • 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 […]

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