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High Availability and Distributed Storage

Project: http://linux.conf.au/wiki/index.php/Miniconfs/HighAvailabilityAndDistributedStorage

High Availability (HA) on Linux just celebrated its 10-year anniversary. For over a decade, free and open source software has been powering highly available services on commodity hardware. Over that time, the Linux high availability community has grown and matured, and its various projects are thriving. HA systems on Linux now rival or exceed the capabilities of proprietary systems.

The application-agnostic Linux high availability stack adds HA to services as diverse as MySQL and PostgreSQL relational databases, file services such as Samba and NFS, and firewalls and routers, to name but a few. The stack is a key component in both private and public cloud infrastructures, as well as the conventional data center.

This miniconf aims to bring together developers and users of HA and distributed storage software on Linux, including but not limited to:

* Pacemaker (cluster resource management)
* Corosync/OpenAIS, Heartbeat (cluster membership/messaging)
* OCFS2, GFS2, DLM (clustered filesystems, lock management)
* CTDB (clustered Samba)
* DRBD, GlusterFS, Ceph (distributed storage)
* SQL and NoSQL databases
* Caching layers (Redis, memcached, etc.)

If your system absolutely must be up all the time, or your data needs to be reliably available everywhere, this is the miniconf for you.

CFP open at http://tinyurl.com/ha-lca2012-cfp until November 6!

Facilities required: Projector, two wireless microphones (lavalier mics preferred), internet access.

Tim Serong

Tim is currently employed by SUSE as Senior Clustering Engineer, working on the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension. If HA clustering has taught him anything, it is that you can never ever have too many log files. Interests include motorcycling, beer, and making technology simpler and more reliable (although not necessarily in that order, and usually not all at the same time).