A whirlwind tour through the various storage technologies used by DreamHost over the years. These days we’re hoping to change how people think about storage by introducing them to Ceph. Ceph is a distributed object store and filesystem designed to provide excellent performance, reliability, and scalability. This talk will describe the Ceph architecture and the [...]
Seldom have the stars aligned in my life so perfectly to help me make a point: back up your stuff NOW! I’ll refrain from pummeling you with [too many] catastrophic loss scenarios, stories about not so funny practical jokes, and cute mammalian imagery, but drawing on the themes of the season is certainly helpful. Hopping along, [...]
“A good backup system should be a lot like a butler: reliant, always present but invisible until needed. DreamObjects from DreamHost is the brain that powers our Jeeves.” I’m not kidding, not making it up, that’s how creative our DreamHost customers are! Otu Ekanem, Co-founder & CTO of minilogs likens the service to the consumate [...]
Today marks a big milestone for DreamHost – the beta launch of our latest cloud service, DreamCompute! Our development and engineering teams have worked hard on this next generation public cloud computing service for the last year, and we’re now ready to invite customers to sign up to try it out. We’ll be gradually letting [...]
Perhaps you recall Ceph, the open source file system designed to manage exabytes of data across thousands of servers? No? Allow me to refresh your memory. There is this thing called Ceph. It’s an open source file system designed to manage exabytes of data across thousands of servers. Now do you remember? A few years [...]
If you weren’t at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) this past weekend, you missed a geekfest of epic proportions. For three days over 1800 attendees crammed into the LAX Hilton Hotel for an avalanche of open-source goodness which included our co-founder, Sage Weil, speaking about the Ceph distributed file-system. DreamHost’s Robert Rowley gave another [...]
As of today, Linus has decided to merge our Ceph distributed file system into 2.6.34! Awesome.
Just like Dallas did, I’d like to welcome everybody to the new year too… Zealand-style! Yup, all FOUR DreamHost honchos – and Prince William – are yukking it up this week in Wellington for a freaking linux conference. What are we, a bunch of neckbeards?! Don’t worry, we’re not just going for fun. Sage is [...]