Donnerstag, 23. Mai 2013

Bricks and translators - the distributed storage 'Made by Red Hat'

von Dr. Udo Seidel (Amadeus Data Processing GmbH)

Thursday, 23.05.2013, London II, 17:30-18:00 Uhr

So-called shared file systems are not new for Linux. Most people will know NFS or have heared of AFS. Shared disk based file systems like GFS(2) or OCFS2 are part of the vanilla kernel for years. Recently, the distributed or parallel cluster file systems got significant attraction. GlusterFS is around for a while but was not widely known. The acquisition by Red Hat has changed that. Contrary to other distributed solutions it does not have dedicated servers/processes for the meta data management. Another interesting item is the very modular architecture. This talk will describe the ideas and concepts behind GlusterFS.


Über den Autor Dr. Udo Seidel:

Without Linux Dr. Udo Seidel would have been a teacher for mathematics and physics. But since they met back in 1996 he is a big fan of that opensource operating system. After finishing his PhD studies in experimental physics, Udo worked as a certified trainer and examiner for Linux and Solaris. During his leisure time he enjoyed the first Linux base PDA - the Agenda VR3 and actually managed to port the X window application oneko and xsnow.

From 2002 til 2005 Udo was a Senior Solution Engineer at science+computing AG. He was responsible for HPC clusters and CAE workstations. The majority was based on Linux but he was not scared by administering IRIX and HP-UX. The Agenda VR3 was replaced by the Sharp Zaurus - one of the small software projects from these days is still part of OPIE.

Udo works since 2006 in a large data centre owned by Amadeus Data Processing GmbH in Erding. He leads an international team of Linux/Unix system administrators responsible for more than 700 servers. He regulary writes articles for several computer magazines and gives talks at conferences.

His interests are file systems, virtualization, security but also skiing, inline-skating and badminton.