OpenStack deployments are increasingly embracing distributed file storage
solutions for virtual servers to provide fault-tolerance, mobility, and shared
state between servers. The Ceph distributed file system (CephFS) has taken a
leading role in providing this as a cache-coherent, horizontally scalable, and
POSIX-compatible file store for OpenStack operators, leveraging Ceph's
dominance and flexibility in OpenStack deployments where it already provides
object and block storage solutions.
This panel dives into the challenges and opportunities of integrating CephFS
into OpenStack deployments. Project leads from Ceph will provide a technical
perspective on efforts to bring CephFS to OpenStack. Also on the panel are
operators of large OpenStack deployments currently using CephFS as a file store
who will provide a balanced user viewpoint of its strengths and weaknesses.
This panel will outline the challenges and opportunities of integrating CephFS
into OpenStack deployments. The discussion will highlight technical and
operator challenges involved with deployment, including issues found and fixed
in Ceph and OpenStack. The panel will also look to the future on work being
done to improve usability of CephFS in deployments.