April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

Protecting the Galaxy - Multi-Region Disaster Recovery with OpenStack and Ceph

IT organizations require a disaster recovery strategy addressing outages with loss of storage, or extended loss of availability at the primary site. Applications need to rapidly migrate to the secondary site and transition with little or no impact to their availability.This talk will cover the various architectural options and levels of maturity in OpenStack services for building multi-site configurations using the Mitaka release. We’ll present the latest capabilities for Volume, Image and Object Storage with Ceph as the backend storage solution, and look at the future developments the OpenStack and Ceph communities are driving to improve and simplify the relevant use cases.

What can I expect to learn?

Cinder Backup was designed to easily backup your Cinder volumes to another storage platform including Ceph or Swift.  Cinder volume metadata can be used to backup and restore a volume, allowing backup and restore at another site. We will also cover the community progress supporting backup from OpenStack private cloud to a public cloud.

Volume Replication was first implemented in Juno with the intent to enable volume replication services needed for HA and DR use cases.  However, there were a number of challenges in the initial implementation and as such a second version has been implemented in Liberty.  Volume replication is largely handled by the backend driver, with the API providing basic methods. Ceph’s new RBD mirroring functionality provides one such implementation.

Wednesday, April 27, 4:30pm-5:10pm
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Red Hat, Sr. Product Manager
Sean is a Senior Manager of Product Management in the Cloud Platforms organization at Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source technologies. He is responsible for the business, strategy, and development of the Red Hat OpenStack Platform Enterprise offerings. Sean has over 15 years of experience in senior product management and delivery for private clouds in the enterprise market. He... FULL PROFILE
Red Hat
Product Management Director for Ceph Storage at Red Hat, formerly the Ubuntu Server PM at Canonical, and the Linux "Systems Management Czar" at SUSE. A graduate of Boston College and Harvard University, he is a frequent speaker at user group and conference events. FULL PROFILE
Red Hat, Principal Software Engineer, Storage Architect
Sebastien Han currently serves as a Principal Software Engineer, Storage Architect for Red Hat. He has been involved with OpenStack and Ceph Storage since 2011 and has built a strong expertise around these two areas. Curious and passionate, he loves working on bleeding edge technologies and identifying opportunities where OpenStack and Ceph can enhance the user experience. In 2013, he began... FULL PROFILE