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Webinar Management software giant Workday runs a private cloud across five data centers, with a compute core count that currently stands at one million and is doubling year on year.

With 150TB of images downloaded weekly, during a frighteningly small maintenance window, it needs a storage platform that is distributed, scalable and reliable, with support for block and object storage. But Workday also wants something open source, with a strong community and enterprise-grade support.

So it’s significant that Red Hat Ceph has been at the heart of its storage strategy for eight years now, in a collaboration that has spawned upstream contributions from the Workday and Red Hat engineering teams that the entire community benefit from.

Which naturally prompts the questions: “But how did they actually do it?” And indeed, “Could I do the same thing too?”

Well, you can get answers to both questions by joining this upcoming webinar, Scaling our storage platform in the private cloud, on November 16 at 0900 PT (1200 ET, 1700 GMT.)

Our own Tim Phillips, a man who knows all about epic scale, will be joined by Sergio de Carvalho from Workday and Uday Boppana from Red Hat, who will discuss how Workday deployed the Linux vendor’s Ceph in its data centers as it worked to expand its footprint.

Together, they’ll explain how Workday came to the conclusion that software-defined storage was the right way to solve its storage challenges.

They’ll also talk you through how the two firms deployed Ceph and worked together to iron out the inevitable bumps in the road that emerge during such a wide-ranging installation.

All you need to do to benefit from Red Hat and Workday’s experience is to head to the registration page here, drop in a few details, and we’ll remind you on the day.

You’ll come away from this webinar better placed to meet your own storage challenges, whatever scale you’re working at.

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