Over the next couple of weeks, Dell’s new OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution partner Inktank will host a series of four webinars providing a step by step walk through the cloud storage capabilities of Ceph. Ceph is ideal for the cloud as it combines object and block storage in one open source solution.

We will conduct one webinar per week, starting on January 17th (duration: 60 minutes).

As part of this series, Dell will be joining Inktank to host a webinar specifically on Ceph, Crowbar and OpenStack on January 24thYou can register to all four webinars or to those you are particularly interested in on the Inktank Webinar page. Please find below an overview over the topics covered:

#1 Webinar: Getting Started with Ceph
January 17, 2013
10:00AM PT, 12:00PM CT, 1:00PM ET
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Join to learn:
• The architectural requirements of the Ceph Cluster
• The role of the core RADOS components
• What happens if an OSD fails
• How to spin up a cluster using a VM image
• What is required to expand the cluster

#2 Webinar: Intro to Ceph with OpenStack
January 24, 2013
10:00AM PT, 12:00PM CT, 1:00PM ET
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During this webinar you will learn:
• What you need to consider for selecting the best cloud storage system
• Overview of the Ceph architecture and unique features and benefits
• Best practices in deploying cloud storage with Ceph and OpenStack

#3 Webinar: DreamHost Case Study: DreamObjects with Ceph
February 7, 2013
10:00AM PT, 12:00PM CT, 1:00PM ET
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This webinar will discuss best practices and lessons learned in creating DreamObjects, including the need to manage scale, speed, monitoring, uptime, security and cost.

#4 Webinar: Advanced Features of the Ceph Distributed Storage System Delivered by Sage Weil, Ceph Creator
February 12,, 2013
10:00AM PT, 12:00PM CT, 1:00PM ET
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Join to learn about the following advance features of Ceph:
• Deploying Ceph
• Enhance Deployment
• Block Devices

This webinar will focus on advanced features and configuration of Ceph. Attendees should have
a basic understanding and preferably hands-on experience with Ceph before attending this

Looking forward to see you soon! In case you have any questions, feel free to contact us:

Jude Fitzgerald (Inktank)

Rafael Knuth (Dell)