If you already have basic kwledge of GNU/Linux and storage systems, but have experience of software-defined storage solutions and Ceph, and are eager to learn about it, this is the book for you. If you are looking for your next career jump as a Ceph administrator, this book is also ideal for you.
Karan Singh is a curious IT expert and an overall tech enthusiast living with his beautiful wife, Monika, in Espoo, Finland. He holds a bachelor's (honors) degree in computer science and a master's degree in system engineering from BITS Pilani, India. In addition to this, he is a certified professional for technologies such as OpenStack, NetApp, and Oracle Solaris. Karan is currently working as a system specialist of storage and platform for CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd. in Finland. He is actively involved in providing IaaS cloud solutions based on OpenStack and Ceph Storage at his workplace and has been building economic multipetabyte storage solutions using Ceph. Karan possesses extensive system administration skills and has excellent working experience on a variety of Unix environments, backup, enterprise storage systems, and cloud platforms. When not working on Ceph and OpenStack, Karan can be found working with technologies such as Ansible, Docker, Hadoop, IoT, and other cloud-related areas. He aims to get a PhD in cloud computing and big data and wants to learn more about these technologies. He is an avid blogger at http://karan-mj.blogspot.fi/. You can reach him on Twitter as @karansingh010 and Ceph and OpenStack IRC channels as ksingh. You can also e-mail him at email@example.com.