The Ceph Blog

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

  • October 1, 2014
    Support the Ada Initiative: a challenge to the open storage community

    I’d like to take a moment away from your regularly scheduled storage revolution to talk about the Ada Initiative: who they are, what they do, and why it is important to open source storage communities. I’m also going to challenge you to raise $8192 for them, and I’ll match that dollar for dollar if you do. …Read more

  • September 30, 2014
    Ceph Developer Summit: Hammer

    As many of you Ceph Day attendees are no doubt aware, we’re fast approaching the release date for the ‘Giant’ release of Ceph. With that, it’s time to get together at another virtual Ceph Developer Summit and chat about what development work is going in to the ‘Hammer’ release. Blueprint submissions are open now, so …Read more

  • September 25, 2014
    v0.67.11 Dumpling released

    This stable update for Dumpling fixes several important bugs that affect a small set of users. We recommend that all Dumpling users upgrade at their convenience. If none of these issues are affecting your deployment there is no urgency. NOTABLE CHANGES common: fix sending dup cluster log items (#9080 Sage Weil) doc: several doc updates …Read more

  • September 8, 2014
    v0.85 released

    This is the second-to-last development release before Giant that contains new functionality. The big items to land during this cycle are the messenger refactoring from Matt Benjmain that lays some groundwork for RDMA support, a performance improvement series from SanDisk that improves performance on SSDs, lots of improvements to our new standalone civetweb-based RGW frontend, …Read more

  • August 18, 2014
    v0.84 released

    The next Ceph development release is here! This release contains several meaty items, including some MDS improvements for journaling, the ability to remove the CephFS file system (and name it), several mon cleanups with tiered pools, several OSD performance branches, a new “read forward” RADOS caching mode, a prototype Kinetic OSD backend, and various radosgw …Read more

  • August 12, 2014
    v0.67.10 Dumpling released

    This stable update release for Dumpling includes primarily fixes for RGW, including several issues with bucket listings and a potential data corruption problem when multiple multi-part uploads race. There is also some throttling capability added in the OSD for scrub that can mitigate the performance impact on production clusters. We recommend that all Dumpling users …Read more

  • August 5, 2014
    Ceph Submissions Abound for OpenStack Paris

    Twitter || Facebook || Google+ || Lists/IRC Voting for submissions is well underway for the next OpenStack summit, and this one is shaping up to be another great place to talk about Ceph. Almost fifty talks are currently available for voting on the OpenStack site! Ceph has been steadily gaining popularity in the OpenStack world, …Read more

  • July 30, 2014
    v0.83 released

    Another Ceph development release! This has been a longer cycle, so there has been quite a bit of bug fixing and stabilization in this round. There is also a bunch of packaging fixes for RPM distros (RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, and SUSE) and for systemd. We’ve also added a new librados-striper library from Sebastien Ponce that provides …Read more

  • July 29, 2014
    v0.80.5 Firefly released

    This release fixes a few important bugs in the radosgw and fixes several packaging and environment issues, including OSD log rotation, systemd environments, and daemon restarts on upgrade. We recommend that all v0.80.x Firefly users upgrade, particularly if they are using upstart, systemd, or radosgw. NOTABLE CHANGES ceph-dencoder: do not needlessly link to librgw, librados, …Read more

  • July 29, 2014
    Lots Going on with Ceph

    While we knew that after the acquisition of Inktank life would accelerate again, it seems like the Ceph community is quickly approaching ludicrous speed, and it shows no sign of slowing down. We have had some amazing participation in the various endeavors, but it would be completely understandable if you had missed something amidst the …Read more

  • July 21, 2014
    Ceph Turns 10 Twitter Photo Contest

    OSCON has arrived (although if you came in for the Ceph tutorial session that’s old news to you)! As a part of our participation in OSCON, and as a way to celebrate the fact that Ceph turned 10 years old this year, we have decided to have our party be a distributed one. We would …Read more

  • July 17, 2014
    Celebrate 10 Years of Ceph at OSCON!

    Ceph is coming back to OSCON next week (July 20-24 in Portland, OR). The difference however, is that this year we need two digits to tell people how old we are. Stop by for some mild festivities at the Ceph booth (P2) as we share cupcakes, and t-shirts that salute the hard work of all …Read more

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