Vancouver, BC
May 21-24, 2018

Event Details

Implications of Ceph Client Performance for Hyper-converged Telco NFV

Ceph is a leading choice of block and object storage for OpenStack-based Telco NFV deployments. Hyperconverged architectures are gaining popularity in this space, where Ceph client and OSD components compete for resources with VNF compute instances.  NFV deployments aim at maximizing VNF packing, thus resource available for storage is precious, particularly Ceph RBD client, which we found to be a significant consumer of CPU resources on a Hyperconverged node. This motivated us to take an in-depth look at the Ceph RBD client datapath, which hasn't been a focus in the past. Join us to hear about this exploration, performance profiling howtos, our current findings and opportunities for performance optimizations as it relates to Telco NFV.

What can I expect to learn?

Target Audience is anyone who is looking to understand Ceph client better in the context of Telco NFV and hyperconverged infrastructure. 

Thursday, May 24, 2:40pm-3:20pm
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Intel Corporation
Mahati Chamarthy has been contributing to storage technologies for the past few years. She was a core developer for OpenStack Swift and now an active contributor to Ceph. She works as a Software Engineer with Intel's Open Source Technology Center focusing on storage software. FULL PROFILE
Tushar is a Principal Engineer - Software Architect with Intel's Data Center Group.  He has been working on the open-source networking and storage-related technologies for over a decade now – his recent contributions have been to Ceph, OpenStack Swift, Intel’s Storage Performance Dev Kit (SPDK) and networking in the Linux kernel. Prior to joining Intel, Tushar was a lead... FULL PROFILE