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XenSummit has been a tremendous success this year. Thank you to all the speakers for contributing and to all the attendees for making XenSummit an interactive and fun conference with lots of discussions. You can find presentations on slideshare and videos on vimeo. We will also embedded both in the agenda. The slides are also available for download as zip file.

Block Storage For VMs With Ceph

Ceph is an open source distributed object store, network block device, and file system. What began as a research project at the University of California, Santa Cruz has become an increasingly viable option for scalable cloud storage.

Ceph can be used for object storage through its S3-compatible REST interface. It can also provide storage for network block devices, with the thin provisioning and copy-on-write cloning features necessary to support large-scale virtualization.

This talk will begin with a brief overview of Ceph’s architecture and a review of its current status and future plans. Then it will conclude with a discussion about the current state of interoperability between Xen and Ceph, the possible approaches that can be taken to enrich it, and ways the Xen community can participate.

Sage Weil, Chief Architect, Inktank

Sage Weil is the creator of Ceph. Sage originally designed Ceph as part of his PhD research in Storage Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Since graduating, he has continued to refine the system with the goal of providing a stable next generation distributed storage system for Linux. Sage is a co-founder of DreamHost, as a teenager he created and sold WebRing, and recently he launched Inktank, a professional services and support company for Ceph.

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