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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

Production Engineer, Facebook Inc.
Richard Wareing has been a Production Engineer for over 7 years at Facebook, with a passion for Storage Engineering. During the course of his career there he helped scale their GlusterFS (POSIX) install base from nothing to one of the largest install bases in the world.From there... Read More →

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