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Wednesday, May 20 • 1:50pm - 2:30pm
Leveraging open source tools to gain insight into OpenStack Swift

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Performance monitoring and troubleshooting of cloud based object storage is as much an art as science. Although there are a plethora of open source monitoring tools which gather system metrics, the real challenge is how to utilize them to find the root cause of a problem.

In this presentation we present a general, open source based, step-by-step methodology to understand performance bottlenecks in a Swift system.  Our approach uses standard tools including logstash, collectd, statsd, elasticsearch, kibana and graphite.  We also describe an additional simple Swift middleware we developed to help gain further insights.  Finally, we demonstrate results obtained from our approach used in an internal deployment of Swift.

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Michael Factor

IBM Fellow, Storage and Systems, IBM, Haifa Research Lab
Dr. Michael Factor is an IBM Fellow with a focus on storage and systems and is the CTO for Cloud Storage Services.   Michael has presented on a range of storage topics at three of the last four OpenStack summits. His interest in cloud storage includes a deep focus on object storage... Read More →
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Dmitry Sotnikov

Mr. Dmitry Sotnikov is a researcher in the Cloud Storage group in the IBM Haifa Research Lab. His work spans multiple aspects of storage systems, from single component disk performance and up to Cloud storage environments. Dmitry’s research interests include reliability, availability... Read More →

Wednesday May 20, 2015 1:50pm - 2:30pm PDT
Room 109

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