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

  • February 20, 2014
    Vote for Ceph Talks at OpenStack Summit: Atlanta

    There is only a little over a week left to vote for OpenStack Summit talks for the upcoming Atlanta event. While it can be hard to narrow down the list since there are so many great talks, we thought it might be helpful to create a short list of talks that touch on Ceph or …Read more

  • February 20, 2014
    v0.77 released

    This is the final development release before the Firefly feature freeze. The main items in this release include some additional refactoring work in the OSD IO path (include some locking improvements), per-user quotas for the radosgw, a switch to civetweb from mongoose for the prototype radosgw standalone mode, and a prototype leveldb-based backend for the …Read more

  • February 20, 2014
    v0.67.7 Dumpling released

    This Dumpling point release fixes a few critical issues in v0.67.6. All v0.67.6 users are urgently encouraged to upgrade. We also recommend that all v0.67.5 (or older) users upgrade. The v0.67.7 point release contains a number of important fixed for the OSD, monitor, and radosgw. Most significantly, a change that forces large object attributes to …Read more

  • February 19, 2014
    Open Source Vendor Certifications for OpenStack are Awesome

    Yesterday Mirantis announced their efforts towards Open Source vendor certifications for OpenStack that seek to build and accelerate some of the great work that has been going on in the Cinder community. This is huge, and in more ways than immediately obvious. Unfortunately, in recent history “The Cloud” has been such an overused buzzword, and …Read more

  • February 4, 2014
    v0.76 released

    This release includes another batch of updates for firefly functionality. Most notably, the cache pool infrastructure now support snapshots, the OSD backfill functionality has been generalized to include multiple targets (necessary for the coming erasure pools), and there were performance improvements to the erasure code plugin on capable processors. The MDS now properly utilizes (and …Read more

  • February 3, 2014
    Ceph Developer Summit: Giant

    The “Giant” Ceph Developer Summit looms….giantly… on the horizon and our wiki is ready for blueprint authors! We want your ideas, brainstorms, plans for work, or anything else you can dream up. If you don’t already have an account on the wiki please bear with us as we work through a few kinks of account …Read more

  • January 21, 2014
    Ceph and Mirantis OpenStack

    Last week Dmitry Borodaenko presented his talk on Ceph and OpenStack at the inaugural Silicon Valley Ceph User Group meeting. The meeting was well attended and also featured talks from Mellanox’s Eli Karpilovski and Inktank’s Kyle Bader. However, if you were unable to attend, the following transcript from Dmitry’s talk is a good recap just …Read more

  • January 15, 2014
    v0.75 released

    This is a big release, with lots of infrastructure going in for firefly. The big items include a prototype standalone frontend for radosgw (which does not require apache or fastcgi), tracking for read activity on the osds (to inform tiering decisions), preliminary cache pool support (no snapshots yet), and lots of bug fixes and other …Read more

  • January 2, 2014
    v0.74 released

    This release includes a few substantial pieces for Firefly, including a long-overdue switch to 3x replication by default and a switch to the “new” CRUSH tunables by default (supported since bobtail). There is also a fix for a long-standing radosgw bug (stalled GET) that has already been backported to emperor and dumpling. Upgrading: We now […]

  • 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 22, 2013
    v0.72.2 Emperor released

    This is the second bugfix release for the v0.72.x Emperor series. We have fixed a hang in radosgw, and fixed (again) a problem with monitor CLI compatiblity with mixed version monitors. (In the future this will no longer be a problem.) Upgrading: The JSON schema for the ‘osd pool set …’ command changed slightly. Please […]

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