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Extending OpenStack by Omar Khedher

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Managing block storage – Ceph RADOS Block Device (RBD)

Ceph has been an attractive open source Software Defined Storage (SDS) solution since its earliest release. This can be justified by its massive scalability and high performance capabilities that puts all defined patterns for block, object, and file storage in one unified software. Ceph was designed to scale up to Exabyte storage pools and even more, and run on commodity hardware.

If you are already running a Ceph storage cluster, there are still areas to extend its layout when operating a private cloud running OpenStack. As mentioned earlier, Ceph takes care of block storage that can be used as backend storage for OpenStack. This can be achieved by including the RBD backend driver implemented ...

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