Cephalocon 2020 sessions to look out for

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March is a busy month in the open source calendar, with not just SUSECON occurring in Dublin, Ireland, but also the Ceph community congregating on the city of Seoul in South Korea for the ever popular Cephalocon conference. The global Ceph community is very vibrant, and where better to hold the annual get together for lovers of the industry-leading, open source software-defined storage technology than the high-tech metropolis that is Seoul?

What’s on the schedule?

SUSE are proud to be a platinum sponsor of Cephalocon 2020, and as well as having a booth in the exhibit hall, also have a number of our storage experts speaking throughout the event. Peter Lees, the SUSE APJ Chief Technologist and Director of Sales Engineering will be giving one of the keynotes, and there’ll be lots more great content from SUSE and other members of the community, including these highlights:

Rook Best Practices: Getting the most from Ceph in Kubernetes presented by SUSE’s Blaine Gardner and Kristoffer Gronlund. We all know that containerisation is one of the technologies exciting people around the world today, so come along to this session to learn how to get the Ceph cluster you want with Rook and Kubernetes.

Multi-petabyte Scale Storage using Ceph in Taiwan Computing Cloud (TWCC) – from By Chen at ASUS Cloud Corporation and Michiko Nogi from SUSE. The Taiwan Computing Cloud was built jointly by ASUS and SUSE to support Taiwan’s development of the AI industry. Hear from the experts involved in this project how they built an enormous storage environment based on Ceph for this platform.

One Year of Tuning Ceph, Distilled – from SUSE’s David Byte. Over the past twelve months, David has spent approximately 80% of his time on the performance tuning of an all-flash Ceph cluster. Come along to this session to find out more about his methodology, some of the interesting data points he encountered and the outcomes of his work. This will be invaluable for anyone running similar environments.

Managing and Monitoring Ceph with the Ceph Dashboard – presented by Lenz Grimmer from SUSE. The Ceph Dashboard is shipped as the default management and monitoring console for Ceph environments. Lenz and the teams at SUSE and Red Hat have spent a lot of time working hard on the Dashboard, so come along to hear more about the Dashboard, its architecture and current functionality, as well as future development plans.

Ceph on Windows – from Cloudbase’s Alessandro Pilotti and SUSE’s Mike Latimer. The community, led by Cloudbase and SUSE, has been working to port Ceph RADOS and RBD to Microsoft Windows for a while. Come along to hear Alessandro and Mike explain how this work allows Ceph to become the only widely adopted cross platform open source distributed software solution.

These are just some of the sessions that you could be enjoying if you come along to Cephalocon in Seoul – check out the full schedule here, and make sure to register and book your hotel using the details on the main Cephalocon page. Whether you’re interested in attending hands-on sessions and tutorials, hearing lessons learnt from users that have deployed and used Ceph in a multitude of different environments, learning about unconscious bias and diversity in tech, looking for tips and best practices to secure Ceph for your most business critical data, or just aiming to pick up a chameleon from the SUSE booth, Cephalocon 2020 has it all! If you can’t make it to Seoul, don’t worry, you can always read more about what SUSE is doing with Ceph on the SUSE website.

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I have over 20 years’ experience in the IT, cloud and hosting industry gained in a variety of roles spanning project management to product release and product marketing. I’m responsible for product marketing for SUSE OpenStack Cloud, and have been working with OpenStack since it was released in 2010. Outside of work, I enjoy running, cycling, great beer (craft, cask, keg – call it what you like as long as it tastes good), spending time with my family, playing the piano and charity fundraising – I’ve been supporting the Movember Foundation since 2006, and have run multiple races, climbed mountains and cycled around the UK for many charities over the years.