Five data centers, 150TB of images uploaded weekly, over 1 million cores – Now it’s a storage challenge • The Register


Online seminar Challenges tend to bring people together. And that’s certainly the case when it comes to how Workday and Red Hat tackled the management software giant’s private cloud storage scalability issue.

Workday’s cloud runs on five data centers, with the number of compute cores currently growing at 1 million and doubling year by year, and handling 150TB of images uploaded each week, for one window extremely tight maintenance.

For the past eight years, Red Hat Ceph has been at the heart of Workday’s storage strategy, in a collaboration that has generated upstream contributions from the Workday and Red Hat engineering teams that benefit the entire community.

This might make you wonder how they did it? And indeed, could I do the same too?

Well, don’t worry, because these were exactly the kind of issues we covered in a recent webinar, Scaling Our Storage Platform in the Private Cloud, and you can relive it all, Here Now.

Our very own Tim Phillips, who is always worth a replay, was joined by Sergio de Carvalho from Workday and Uday Boppana from Red Hat, to discuss how Workday has deployed the Linux vendor’s Ceph in its data centers as he was trying to expand his imprint.

They took a look at how Workday came to the conclusion that software-defined storage was the right way to solve its storage problems.

They also explained to Tim how the two companies deployed Ceph and worked together to smooth out the inevitable bumps in the road that emerge during an installation of this scale.

To enjoy the Red Hat and Workday experience, simply go to the registration page here, enter some details and press play.

Whatever your own storage challenges, downloading this webinar will leave you in a better position to deal with it. And it won’t consume much of your own storage, either.

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