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