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Thursday, March 5 • 13:05 - 13:45
Ceph on Windows! - Alessandro Pilotti, Cloudbase Solutions & Mike Latimer, SUSE

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We are thrilled to present the results of the porting of Ceph RADOS and RBD on Microsoft Windows, a community effort led by SUSE and Cloudbase Solutions.

The goal consisted in porting librados and librdb on Windows Server, providing a kernel driver for exposing RBD devices natively as Windows volumes, support for Hyper-V VMs and last but not least, even CephFS.

Through this work, Ceph becomes the only widely adopted cross platform Open Source distributed storage solution, allowing operators to deploy a cluster across heterogeneous operating systems and leveraging a unified distributed storage strategy on any commodity hardware.

During this session we will talk about the architectural differences between Windows and Linux from a storage standpoint and how we retained the same CLI so that long time Ceph users will feel at home regardless of the underlying operating system.

There will be no lack of live demos, including automating the installation of the Windows binaries, setting up and managing a Ceph cluster across Windows and Linux nodes and spinning up Hyper-V VMs from it.


Mike Latimer

Sr. Software Engineering Manager (Storage), SUSE
Mike Latimer manages one of SUSE's engineering teams dedicated to Enterprise Storage and the Ceph project. He has over 25 years of experience in the software industry, with an emphasis on low level software components including the Linux kernel and storage subsytems. He also has a... Read More →
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Alessandro Pilotti

CEO, Cloudbase Solutions
Alessandro Pilotti is the CEO of Cloudbase Solutions, a company focused on cloud computing interoperability and the main contributor of all the OpenStack Windows and Hyper-V components in Nova, Neutron, Cinder, Ceilometer and Heat since the Folsom release, currently leading the Cloudbase... Read More →

Thursday March 5, 2020 13:05 - 13:45 JST
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