The Ceph Blog

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

  • May 6, 2014
    Storage Hackathon Before OpenStack Developer Summit!

    For those of you attending the OpenStack Developer Summit next week in Atlanta, don’t miss the Open Source Storage Hackathon the Sunday before! Originally slated as a Gluster community event, our Red Hat family has expanded it to include all manner of Open Source storage hacking fodder. Read below for John Mark Walker’s description of …Read more

  • May 1, 2014
    v0.67.8 Dumpling released

    This Dumpling point release fixes several non-critical issues since v0.67.7. The most notable bug fixes are an auth fix in librbd (observed as an occasional crash from KVM), an improvement in the network failure detection with the monitor, and several hard to hit OSD crashes or hangs. We recommend that all users upgrade at their …Read more

  • April 30, 2014
    Red Hat to acquire Inktank

    Today we are announcing some very big news: Red Hat is acquiring Inktank, the company behind Ceph. We are very excited about what this means for Ceph, the community, the team, our partners, and our customers. Ceph has come a long way in the ten years since the first line of code has been written, …Read more

  • April 7, 2014
    v0.79 released

    This release is intended to serve as a release candidate for firefly, which will hopefully be v0.80. No changes are being made to the code base at this point except those that fix bugs. Please test this release if you intend to make use of the new erasure-coded pools or cache tiers in firefly. This …Read more

  • March 22, 2014
    v0.78 released

    This development release includes two key features: erasure coding and cache tiering. A huge amount of code was merged for this release and several additional weeks were spent stabilizing the code base, and it is now in a state where it is ready to be tested by a broader user base. This is not the firefly release. …Read more

  • March 7, 2014
    Ceph Days and Developer Summit Giant

    The past couple of weeks have been a veritable sharknado of activity for the Ceph Community. From our most successful Ceph Day yet last week in Frankfurt, Germany, to another great quarterly developer summit as work begins on the “Giant” release. It is great to see that the engagement and adoption trends are continuing and …Read more

  • February 21, 2014
    Ceph Developer Summit
  • 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

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