Retrospection on the Open Cloud Day on the 10th of June 2014

The stepping stone GmbH acted as a sponsor for this year's Open Cloud Day.

The event is organized by the Swiss Open Systems User Group and was held on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 9:00 to 17:00 within the premises of the University of Bern.

Tiziano Müller (Developer & System Engineer, stepping stone GmbH) held a presentation on the topic Scalable Scalable Cloud Storage using GlusterFS.

Today’s cloud solutions create an ever growing demand for flexible, scalable and available storage. At the same time the competitive environment forces cloud providers to offer costeffective storage. To face this challenge, the open source community offers several solutions, with the most widely ones being Ceph and GlusterFS. The presentation introduces GlusterFS as an example of a distributed, replicated file system capable of scaling up to several petabytes, built upon cost-efficient commodity hardware. You will receive a technology overview of GlusterFS, an introduction to redundancy and fault tolerance configurations and how GlusterFS data can be accessed by client systems. The presentation will be concluded by showing how GlusterFS can be integrated into virtualization environments using the QEMU block driver which is built upon libgfapi and therefore avoiding the FUSE overhead.