For more than a year, Ceph has become increasingly popular and saw several deployments inside and outside OpenStack. For those of you who do not know Ceph is unified, distributed and massively scalable open source storage technology that provides several ways to access and consume your data such as object, block and filesystem. The community and Ceph itself has greatly… Read more →
While Heat exists mostly as an orchestration tool for OpenStack, it is also an interesting system for describing in templates interactions with APIs. There has been a resource to talk to the Docker API in Heat for a few months now , and we’ve seen some great examples of how to to use it. Most of them expect a Docker… Read more →
OpenStack Swift is an object storage solution built for massive scale with a focus on durability and availability of the stored data. The latest release, 2.0, is the biggest change in the history of the project since the open source release four years ago and adds a new feature called Storage Policies.
As a follow-up to the first article of this how-to series, this article will be about selecting the proper tests, aggregating the results and performing smoke tests. Selecting the proper test patterns Each benchmarking tool has its own features and options. It is important to review them and choose the appropriate ones to make the tool performing the test you… Read more →
A few weeks ago was the OpenStack Design Summit in Atlanta, GA where we, developers, discussed and designed the new OpenStack release (Juno) coming up. I’ve been there mainly to discuss Ceilometer upcoming developments. The summit has been great. It was my third OpenStack design summit, and the first one not being a PTL, meaning it was a largely more… Read more →
Six months have passed since Hong Kong and it is always really exciting to see all the folks from the community gathered all-together in a (bit chilly) convention center. As far I saw from the submitted and accepted talks, Ceph continues its road to the top. There is still a huge growing interest about Ceph. On tuesday May 13th, Josh… Read more →
There was a lot of interest in Swift during the Juno OpenStack Summit in Atlanta and sessions and workshops were very well attended. More than 30 sessions were directly or indirectly related to Swift, its use cases and discussion on the past, current and future development of Swift. Thanks to all the awesome people who are developing and using Swift… Read more →