Ceph is the most widely deployed storage technology used with OpenStack, most often because it's an open source, massively scalable, unified software-defined storage solution. Its popularity is also due to its unique and optimized technical integration with the OpenStack services and its pure-software approach to scaling.
In this session, we'll review how Ceph is integrated into Nova, Glance, Keystone, Cinder, and Manila and demonstrate why using traditional storage products won’t give you the full benefits of an elastic cloud infrastructure. We’ll also cover the flexible deployment options, available through Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Ceph Storage, for seamless operations and key scenarios like disaster recovery. We'll discuss architectural options for deploying a multisite OpenStack cluster and cover the varying levels of maturity in the OpenStack services for configuring multisite.
This session will also show how other technologies are using OpenStack Ceph to increase performance and reduce power consumption, such as Intel SSDs. This will include reference architectures and best practices for Ceph and SSDs.