Friday, June 26, 2015

Jewel - Ceph Developer Summit

The next (virtual) Ceph Developer Summit is coming. The agenda has been finally announced for the 1.and 2. of July 2015. The fist day starts at 07:00 PDT (16:00 CEST) and the second day starts at 18:00 PDT on 2. July or rather 03:00 CEST on 03.July. 

I have submitted a blueprint to discuss and afterwards starting to working on the "CephX brute-force protection through auto-blacklisting" topic from my talk in Vancouver to improve the security of Ceph. But there are many other interesting blueprints on the list. You can find the full agenda and blueprints we will discuss here.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DOST 2015: Ceph Security Presentation

After two days the first "Deutsche OpenStack Tage" ended. There have been many interesting presentations and discussions on OpenStack and also Ceph topics. You can find the slides from my talk about "Ceph in a security critical OpenStack Cloud" on slideshare.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Deutsche OpenStack Tage 2015

Next week, from 23.-24.06.2015, the "German OpenStack Days" (Deutsche OpenStack Tage) take place in Frankfurt. I will give a talk about "Ceph in a security critical OpenStack Cloud" on Wednesday. 

The presentations are conducted in German, so it's mainly interesting for German people. There are several OpenStack and also Ceph related talks on the schedule, including a work shop on Ceph. As far as I know there are still tickets available for the conference.

Friday, May 29, 2015

OpenStack Summit Vancouver

Finally back from Vancouver, back from an interesting week at the OpenStack Summit including a quite packed schedule with many interesting presentations, work sessions and meetings. 

I presented together with Sage Weil about "Storage security in a critical enterprise OpenStack environment" with focus on Ceph. You can find the slides at slideshare. There is also a video available at the OpenStack YouTube channel.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Update: OpenStack Summit Vancouver Presentation

The schedule for the upcoming OpenStack Summit 2015 in Vancouver is finally available. Sage and I submitted a presentation about "Storage security in a critical enterprise OpenStack environment". The submission was accepted and the talk is scheduled for Monday, May 18th, 15:40 - 16:20. 

There are also some other talks related to Ceph available:
Checkout the links or the schedule for dates and times of the talks. 

See you in Vancouver!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

CDS: Infernalis Call for Blueprints

The "Ceph Developer Summit" for the Infernalis release is on the way. The summit is planed for 03. and 04. March. The blueprint submission period started on 16. February and will end 27. February 2015. 

Do you miss something in Ceph or plan to develop some feature for the next release? It's your chance to submit a blueprint here.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Vote for Presentations: OpenStack Summit Vancouver 2015

The next OpenStack summit is planed to take place in Vancouver from 18 - 22 May 2015. The  "Call for Speakers" ended last week. The vote for presentation period started today and will end 23. February, 23:00 UTC (00:00 CEST, 05:00 CST). 

This year I've submitted, together with Sage Weil, a talk to the "Cloud Security" track with the title: "Storage security in a critical enterprise OpenStack environment". The talk will provide insight into requirements for a secure setup and potential issues, pitfalls, and attack vectors against storage technologies used with an enterprise OpenStack cloud. We will present what Deutsche Telekom and Red Hat/Inktank, together with the community, are working on to build a security critical cloud with OpenStack and Ceph.

You can vote, if you are interested to see our talk at the summit, every vote is highly welcome. You can find a full abstract at the voting page.

My colleague Marc Koderer submitted this year two talks [1][2]. These are unrelated to Ceph, but he will appreciate your votes for sure, if you are interested in them.