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BBC Research & Development are in the process of deploying a department wide virtualization solution, catering for use cases including web development, machine learning, transcoding, media ingress and system testing. This talk discusses the implementation of a high performance Ceph storage backend and the challenges of virtualization in a broadcast research and development environment.
Joel Merrick has been involved in system administration and engineering for well over a decade. He is the project lead for an internal VM platform for BBC Research and Development. First becoming involved in virtualisation more than 5 years ago, both professionally and working for the non-profit Sahana Foundation, whereby live production deployments of the software have been running under KVM ‘in the field’.