OpenSource Unified Storage – Advanced Level Duration: 2 days

OpenSource Unified Storage – Advanced Level


A two-day classroom course focusing the challenges of storing peta-byte and zeta-byte scales of data and how how to solve the modern day datacenter storage requirements with Unified Storage. The course content contains an overview if the Unified Storage Architecture, benefits and challenges of OpenSource and learn about Ceph – an OpenSource Unified Distributed Storage System. The students will also learn how to design and build a unified storage environment with Ceph and how to operate it. The Course is designed with 50% labs. This course can be delivered as a standalone session or can be bundled into OpenStack Essentials, Basics, Networking and Storage.

NOTE: This course is not delivered with the FoldOut methodology.

The Challenge of Storing Data

  • State of Data Storage in 2018
  • Traditional Approach to Storing Data
  • File System, SAN and NAS and SQL
  • Traditional Data Storage Challenges
  • Re-inventing Data Storage
  • NoSQL and Object Storage

Modern Applications and Persistent Storage

  • Storing Data in Modern Applications
  • Challenges of Persistency, Consistency and Statefullness
  • Web-scale Storage
  • Archiving and Backup
  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Mining and Business intelligence

Delivering Storage Capabilities

  • Block Storage Devices
  • Network File System Devices
  • Object Storage Devices
  • Database (SQL and NoSQL) Delivery Model
  • Building Data Warehousing and BI Solutions

Unified Storage Approach

  • One for All and All for One?
  • Challenges of Unified Storage


  • Introduction to CEPH
  • CEPH CRUSH Algotythm
  • Delivering Block Storage with CEPH
  • Delivering Network File System with CEPH
  • Delivering Object Storage with CEPH

Building Data Warehousing Solutions on CEPH

  • Challenges of Data Warehousing
  • Split Data Model with NoSQL and Object Storage
  • Data Access Model
  • Security
  • Delivering Data Warehousing on CEPH

CEPH OpenStack Plug-in

  • Why CEPH is Perfect for OpenStack
  • Using CEPH with OpenStack