"Ceph Lords" San Francisco Stackers Free Event!

Cloud Native Silicon Valley

Feb 3, 2012, 2:30 – 5:30 AM

In-person event

About this event









6:30pm, Thursday, February 2nd, 2012
DreamHost’s new San Francisco office, 221 Pine St, 2nd Floor

Facilitated by Piston Cloud, the enterprise OpenStack company, http://www.pistoncloud.com/
Hosted by DreamHost, the leading web hosting provider & creators of Ceph, http://dreamhost.com/, http://ceph.com/openstack/
Magnolia Pub & Brewery is donating a keg of Kalifornia Kolsch!
DreamHost has arranged a taco bar.

We started the year off with a tour of a few topics. For this month’s event, we’re zooming in on one topic, Ceph. Ceph is a distributed network storage and file system which, in our case, can be used for OpenStack block storage or as a drop-in replacement for the Swift object store.


6:30pm - Food, Drink, & Networking

7:15 - Welcome

7:25 - "Introduction to Ceph and DreamHost's Object Service Deployment", Team Ceph.

Ben Cherian, Emerging Technologies General Manager at DreamHost, will start us off; Tommi Virtanen, Senior File Systems Engineer, will provide the technical perspective; and Carl Perry, Cloud Architect, will bring us home with insights into Ceph in production at DreamHost.

8:15 - Intermission

8:30 - "OpenStack Block Storage with Ceph", Christopher MacGown, Co-Founder and CTO of Piston Cloud Computing.

9:15 - Sessions are complete. More networking.



Friday, February 3, 2012
2:30 AM – 5:30 AM UTC


  • Lisa-Marie Namphy

    Director, Developer Relations

  • John Starmer

    Kumulus Technologies

    Lead Organizer