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Thursday, March 23 • 4:25pm - 5:15pm
BlueStore, A New Storage Backend for Ceph, One Year In - Sage Weil, Red Hat

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BlueStore is a new storage backend for Ceph OSDs that consumes block devices directly, bypassing the local XFS file system that is currently used today. It's design is motivated by everything we've learned about OSD workloads and interface requirements over the last decade, and everything that has worked well and not so well when storing objects as files in local files systems like XFS, btrfs, or ext4. BlueStore has been under development for a bit more than a year now, and has reached a state where it is becoming usable in production. This talk will cover the BlueStore design, how it has evolved over the last year, and what challenges remain before it can become the new default storage backend.

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Sage Weil

Ceph Principal Architect, 1978
Sage Weil helped developed Ceph as part of his graduate studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. After graduating he continued to develop the system and build an open source community around Ceph with the support of DreamHost. In 2012, he co-founded Inktank to productize Ceph for the enterprise. Inktank was acquired by Red Hat in 2014, where Sage continues to lead Ceph development.


Thursday March 23, 2017 4:25pm - 5:15pm
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