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Wednesday, September 13 • 2:50pm - 3:30pm
CephFS — The Stable Distributed Filesystem - Gregory Farnum, Red Hat

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Ceph is an open source distributed object store, network block device, and file system designed for reliability, performance, and scalability. The POSIX-compatible CephFS was declared stable in its early 2016 Jewel release with a limited feature set: we provided basic filesystem repair tools and a horizontally-scalable data plane, but only allow a single metadata server and disable filesystem snapshots. The recent Luminous release significantly expanded stable functionality and feature sets, including multiple metadata servers (for horizontal scalability of both the data and metadata — a true infinitely-scalable filesystem architecture).
Beginning with an overview of the CephFS architecture, this talk will discuss what currently works and what’s still to come.


Gregory Farnum

Principal Software Engineer, Ceph, 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... Read More →

Wednesday September 13, 2017 2:50pm - 3:30pm PDT
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