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How I Configured Ceph for my company Yukthi Systems

How I configured Ceph for my company Yukthi Systems. I have used Ceph for my company to store data. Without Ceph, it would have been impossible to store data in a distributed manner.

This is a simple achievement that I have done for my company Yukthi Systems. I have used Ceph for my company to store data in a distributed manner so that there is no single point of failure. Without Ceph, it would have been impossible to store data in a distributed manner and in a cost-effective way without compromising on the performance.

A bit about Ceph

Ceph is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides 3-in-1 interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage. Ceph aims primarily for completely distributed operation without a single point of failure, scalable to the exabyte level, and freely available. Ceph replicates data and makes it fault-tolerant, using commodity hardware and requiring no specific hardware support. As a result of its design, the system is both self-healing and self-managing, aiming to minimize administration time and other costs.

I used Ceph for my company Yukthi Systems as a email storage system. Their email system is now completely distributed and fault-tolerant. I learned a lot about Ceph while configuring it for my company. The journey was not easy but it was worth it. I am happy that I was able to do it. Now I can say that I am a Ceph expert.

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The Problem

The main issue with my company's email system was that it was not distributed and it was using RAID for storing data. Their systems are also not in a cluster. So, if one system fails, the whole system fails. This is not good for a company like Yukthi Systems. So, I decided to use Ceph for my company to store data in a distributed manner so that there is no single point of failure.

Another challenge that I faced was that I had to configure Ceph for my company. I had to learn a lot about Ceph and how to configure it. I had to learn about the architecture of Ceph and how it works. I had to learn about the different components of Ceph and how they work together. Team Yukthi Systems was not ready to use Ceph because they were not familiar with it. So, I needed to handle this whole thing by myself.

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The Solution

After learning lots of things about Ceph, I have finally configured Ceph for my company. I used cephadm to configure Ceph, with all new components. I also used Rook Ceph for tests with kubernetes. I have configured in such a way that it is easy to scale up and down. I have made a simple script to create a new cluster with all new components and also to scale up and down.

Setting up Ceph for my company was not an easy task. I tried a lot of things and failed many times. But, I did not give up. I kept trying and finally I was able to configure Ceph. I am happy that I was able to do it.

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How I achieved this feat single-handedly

Since I was the only one who was working on this project, I had to do everything by myself. I had to learn a lot of things about Ceph and how to configure it. I had to learn about the architecture of Ceph and how it works. Team Yukthi Systems was not ready to use Ceph because they were not familiar with it. So, I needed to handle this whole thing by myself.

Team Yukthi Systems was not discouraging me. They were very supportive and they were always ready to help me. It's just me who wanted to do this alone. I wanted to prove myself that I can do it alone.

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The Result

The tests were successful and I was able to configure Ceph for my company. Having a distributed storage system is very important for a company like Yukthi Systems. Now, they can store data in a distributed manner and there is no single point of failure. This is very important for a company like Yukthi Systems.

Without Ceph, it would have been impossible to store data in a distributed manner and in a cost-effective way without compromising on the performance. Now their email system is completely distributed and fault-tolerant.

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Special Thanks

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Ceph for their awesome software.

Thanks to Yukthi Systems for giving me this opportunity to work on this project.

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