November 6-8, 2017

Event Details

Panel: Experiences Scaling File Storage with CephFS and OpenStack

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.

What can I expect to learn?

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.

Monday, November 6, 1:30pm-2:10pm
Level: Intermediate
Gregory Farnum  Moderator
Red Hat
Greg Farnum is a long-standing member of the core Ceph development group, having joined the project as the third full-time engineer after graduating from Harvey Mudd College in 2009. Now a Red Hat employee, Greg has done major work on all components of the Ceph ecosystem and currently focuses on the core RADOS system. FULL PROFILE
Red Hat
Sage was part of a research team that developed the first working prototype of the Ceph distributed file system in 2004. In the past 10 years, he has stewarded the growth of the Ceph community project as part of his dedication in developing a disruptive, resilient and scalable storage alternative to costly enterprise proprietary storage systems. With the team, Sage developed key Ceph features... FULL PROFILE
Red Hat, Inc., Software Engineer
Patrick Donnelly is a software engineer at Red Hat, Inc. working as the project team lead for the Ceph distributed file system. In 2016 he completed his Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Notre Dame with a dissertation on the topic of file transfer management in active storage cluster file systems. He has given talks at conferences including IEEE CCGrid, IEEE CloudCom, IEEE/ACM... FULL PROFILE
Tim is responsible for the group at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, which manages the compute infrastructure for 13,000 physicists around the world to support fundamental research. He previously worked as a Unix kernel developer at IBM along with managing large scale Unix production deployments and services for Deutsche Bank in Europe. His team is running the CERN OpenStack... FULL PROFILE
Monash University