There have been heaping piles of buzz surrounding Ceph and OpenStack lately. Similar amounts of work have been going in to the integration between Ceph and OpenStack in recent versions. We'll take a look at how this work is making all the awesomeness of Ceph available to users in a simple, intuitive, and powerful way. The world of Havana and beyond is certainly no different, and promises to continue the trend of both functionality and buzz-worthiness.
This talk given at the OpenStack meetup in Boston (Aug 14, 2013) gives a brief introduction to Ceph for the uninitiated and take a look at what's coming down the road. The short term of Havana has plenty to keep fans of both platforms happy and busy, but there are plenty more interesting problems that we can tackle. In addition to the concrete of the short term we'll take a look at how less-oft-used pieces of the Ceph platform can help augment your OpenStack setup, some general blue sky thinking, and what the community can do to get involved.