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Wednesday, April 20 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
GlusterFS @ Facebook - Richard Wareing, Facebook

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GlusterFS is an open-source (mostly) POSIX compliant distributed filesystem originally written by Gluster Inc and now maintained by RedHat Inc. Here at Facebook it had humble beginings: a single rack of machines, serving only a single use-case. Over the next 4 years it grew to thousands of machines, hosting 10s of petabytes of data. This presentation is a story of how this transformation occurred and the things we did to make it happen.

I'll cover how we manage & automate 1000's of GlusterFS bricks as well as dive into some of the patches we've contributed to the community to make GlusterFS easier to manage, monitor and scale.


Richard Wareing

Facebook Inc.
Richard is a Production Engineer at Facebook, as the technical lead for GlusterFS on the POSIX Storage Team. His spends his time writing automation code and core patches to harden existing features & removing barriers to scaling; past contributions to the community include patches for analytics collection & request sampling, split-brain resolution, heal daemon enhancements and numerous bug fixes. Previously he has spoken at the... Read More →

Wednesday April 20, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
State Ballroom E

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