29-31 January 2018
AGH Computer Science Building D-17
Europe/Zurich timezone

Experience with taking over a service running ownCloud on virtualized infrastructure (Openstack/CEPH), and surviving the experience

29 Jan 2018, 18:05
AGH Computer Science Building D-17

AGH Computer Science Building D-17

AGH WIET, Department of Computer Science, Building D-17, Street Kawiory 21, Krakow
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Gregory Vernon (SWITCH edu-ID)


In the summer of 2017, I inheirited SWITCHdrive, SWITCH's ownCloud-based filesharing system. SWITCHdrive is a fairly complex service including a set of docker based microservices. I will describe the continuing story of our experiences with running such an environment. We had some interesting developments in tuning our MariadDB/Galera database infrastructure, and we have also greatly improved the performance with our CEPH cluster. Additionally, I will also tell the exciting story of my baptism of fire with taking over responsibility for running the service.

Topics covered will include:

  • Experiences with our NFS server storage backend, and what we are considering for the future
  • Our continuing saga with CEPH storage
  • Database improvments over the past year
  • Implementing Docker into our environment

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Gregory Vernon (SWITCH edu-ID)

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