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Introduction to Ceph and Architectural Overview

Date and Time

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 335


Federico Lucifredi - flucifredi acm org


Distributed object store and file system


Ceph is an open source distributed object store, network block device, and file system designed for reliability, performance, and scalability. It runs on commodity hardware, has no single point of failure, and is supported in the Linux kernel.

This talk will describe the Ceph architecture, share its design principles, and discuss how it can be part of a cost-effective, reliable cloud stack.

The de-facto standard for OpenStack storage, Ceph is leading the rising tide of Software-defined-Storage.


Federico Lucifredi is The Ceph Storage Product Management Director at Red Hat, formerly the Ubuntu Server PM at Canonical, and the Linux “Systems Management Czar” at SUSE.


  1. Ceph home page
  2. Wikipedia page

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