My nomination for the best lecture of the nluug spring conference 2014 is “Ceph” from “Wido den Hollander”.
In this lecture Wido describes the object store Ceph. Ceph is a self replicating distributes object store which you can access through it’s own protocol. There are applications to use Ceph as:
- Amazone S3 compatible storage.
- Backing store for Openstack KVM instances
- Block devices for linux systems
This was the lecture which gave me the feeling that i want to build this my self and then play with it to so how good it really works!
You can find a similair presentation “Ceph integration in Apache CloudStack” from Wido.