Deep Dive into Ceph Block Storage

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:45 pm4:10 pm

Mahati Chamarthy, Intel


Ceph's object storage system allows users to mount Ceph as a thin-provisioned block device known as RADOS block Device (RBD). This talk aims to delve deep into the RBD, its design and features. In this session, we will discuss:

  • What entails creating an RBD image—rbd data and metadata
  • Prominent features like Striping, Snapshots, and Cloning
  • How RBD is configured in a virtualized setup using libvirt/qemu

Mahati Chamarthy, Intel

Mahati Chamarthy has been contributing to storage technologies for the past few years. She was a core developer for OpenStack Object Storage (Swift) and now an active contributor to Ceph. She works as a Cloud Software Engineer with Intel's Open Source Technology Center focusing on storage software.

@conference {230010,
author = {Mahati Chamarthy},
title = {Deep Dive into Ceph Block Storage},
year = {2019},
address = {Boston, MA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = feb,

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