# APRICOT 2022: CEPH Tutorial #
  • Date: 24th & 25th February 2022
  • Location: Virtual
  • Host: APRICOT
  • Timezone: UTC+6 (Bangladesh)
  • Time: 12:00-14:15 each day
## Tutorial Description ## CEPH is an open source storage solution that offers block, file and object storage, where both storage and control are distributed across a cluster of servers. Designed correctly, a CEPH storage cluster has no single poiht of failure, and it can be scaled to hundreds of nodes, and petabytes of storage. In this tutorial, we'll go over some of the limitations of existing storage solutions, and contrast this with CEPH's scalable and self-healing design. We'll then cover the basic concepts and components of CEPH's architecture, possible use cases, and when CEPH is -- or isn't -- a good fit for a given application or project. We'll illustrate some useful features on the command line. In the following sessions, we'll demonstrate the deployment of a CEPH cluster, including integration with a virtualization platform, and object storage using the S3-compatible object gateway. Finally, we'll discuss do's and dont's, performance considerations, and commercial offerings, before wrapping up with Q&A. ## Useful Links ## * [Detailed Agenda](agenda.html) * [Instructors](instructors.html)