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Inktank Joins Linux Foundation, Collaborates on Open Source Storage

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire -08/28/12)- Inktank, the only company to provide enterprise-level support for the Ceph open source distributed storage system, today announced that the company has joined the Linux Foundation as a silver member. As a member of the Foundation, Inktank will collaborate with developers and enterprises to meet ever-growing storage needs through open source technology.

Inktank has long collaborated with the Linux community through its stewardship of Ceph, the open source storage system that combines object storage, block storage, and a file system in one highly scalable, distributed platform. Ceph was integrated into the Linux kernel in 2010.

"Ceph is a leading distributed storage technology and is integrated into the Linux kernel," said Amanda McPherson, Vice President, Marketing and Developer Programs, Linux Foundation. "We are pleased to welcome Inktank as one of our newest members and important advocate for the Ceph project and look forward to continued collaboration to advance Linux and storage technologies."

"The Ceph Distributed Storage System has been included in the mainline Linux kernel for several years. This inclusion has been one of the primary catalysts for Ceph's global proliferation," said Bryan Bogensberger, President and COO at Inktank. "Through our partnership with the Linux Foundation, we look forward to further establishing the role of open source technologies in addressing the world's exploding data storage needs."

CloudOpen Conference
Inktank also announces its presence at the Linux Foundation's CloudOpen conference to be held August 29 - 31, 2012 in San Diego.

  • Booth #103 - Stop by the Inktank booth to learn more about deploying Ceph distributed storage or joining the worldwide Ceph developer community.
  • Session - Listen to Ceph creator Sage Weil talk about the architecture and status of the Ceph open source project.

Xen Summit
Sage Weil will also speak about Ceph at the Xen Summit on August 28 in San Diego.

About Inktank
Inktank is the company behind Ceph -- the massively scalable, open source, distributed storage system. Launched by some of the leading developers of Ceph, Inktank's mission is to help organizations fully leverage the transformative power of Ceph to decrease storage costs, increase operational flexibility and free themselves from restrictive and expensive proprietary storage systems. Inktank provides best-in-class professional services and support offerings to enterprises, service providers, and cloud platforms. Please visit www.inktank.com for more information.

About Ceph
Ceph is a massively scalable, open source, distributed storage system. It is comprised of an object store, block store, and a POSIX-compatible distributed file system. The platform is capable of auto-scaling to the exabyte level and beyond, it runs on commodity hardware, it is self-healing and self-managing, and has no single point of failure. Ceph is in the Linux kernel and is integrated with the OpenStack™ cloud operating system. As a result of its open source nature, this portable storage platform may be installed and used in public or private clouds. Please visit www.ceph.com for more information.