CloudStack 4.0 is the first release since its transition to an Apache project. A lot has changed, including the ability to back your CloudStack instance with Ceph’s powerful RBD. This session will explore that relationship and how Ceph is changing the storage game.
RBD, the RADOS Block Device in Ceph, gives you virtually unlimited scalability (without downtime), high performance, intelligent balancing and self-healing capabilities that traditional SANs can't provide. Ceph achieves this higher throughput through a unique system of placing objects across multiple nodes, and adaptive load balancing that replicates frequently accessed objects over more nodes. This talk will examine how CloudStack is utilizing RBD for virtual machine images and what that means for the end user.