Elevating the management of Ceph – Lets “Mimic” the skills and concepts of openATTIC for the new Ceph Manager Dashboard | SUSE Communities

Elevating the management of Ceph – Lets “Mimic” the skills and concepts of openATTIC for the new Ceph Manager Dashboard


Ceph 13.2.0 Mimic released on June 1. Just in case you missed it on June 1st the Ceph open source project announced the release of Ceph 13.2.0 Mimic and the introduction of a new Ceph Manager Dashboard based on the concepts and architecture of openATTIC. Here are some excerpts. To see the full press release visit here.

SUSE®, experts at making open source software consumable in the enterprise, is contributing the manpower, concepts and architecture of the openATTIC storage management framework to the Ceph open source project, turning it into the new default built-in dashboard for management and monitoring of the Ceph software-defined storage platform.

“SUSE is committed to the upstream project first, which always turns into better results for the enterprise users who are not far downstream,” said Lenz Grimmer, one of the original openATTIC team members and current SUSE engineering team lead for openATTIC and the Ceph dashboard. “Our focus is on both contributing to and using innovation from the community and influencing upstream to meet customer needs–ours and those of other open source providers.”

For more detail see Lenz’s blog here.

Sage Weil, chief architect of the Ceph project, said, “Including the concepts and functionality provided by openATTIC in the upstream Ceph project will bring greater management capabilities to Ceph and help expand Ceph’s adoption in the enterprise as it becomes more manageable and user friendly. Open source community collaboration, like the integration of this work into upstream Ceph, has become a key driver of innovation in today’s world of computing.”

From 451 Research, “Ceph demonstrates all the flexibility and functionality expected of a next-generation enterprise storage platform, but the real challenge for modern storage lies in simplifying its administration and management,” said Steven Hill, senior analyst of Storage Technologies. Establishing the features and concepts provided by openATTIC as the default management and monitoring environment will help make Ceph even more competitive among other enterprise storage offerings and provide a common platform for future development and enhancements.”

For additional information about managing Ceph with openATTIC go here, and for SUSE Enterprise Storage (SES), visit https://www.suse.com/solutions/software-defined-storage/. For more about Ceph Mimic release go here or the Ceph project, see www.ceph.com.

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