Welcome!

Agile Computing Authors: Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Elizabeth White, Andy Thurai

News Feed Item

Inktank Joins Dell's Emerging Solutions Ecosystem With Open Cloud Storage Capabilities

Ceph Storage Software and Services Available Through Dell's OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/13/12 -- Inktank, the only company to provide enterprise-level support for the Ceph Distributed Storage System, today announced that it has joined Dell's Emerging Solutions Ecosystem and will offer Ceph storage software, professional services and support as a part of the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution. The announcement was made at Dell World 2012 in Austin, Texas.

Dell's Emerging Solutions Ecosystem is a partnership program designed to deliver complementary and interoperable best-of-breed hardware, software and services components as part of its emerging technology solutions such as the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution. Dell's OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution comes with a validated reference architecture, Crowbar software for rapid OpenStack deployment and configuration, as well as support, deployment and consulting services to accelerate customer time to value.

Ceph consists of a highly scalable and flexible platform that enables object, block, and file storage in a single universal storage system to enable enterprise storage in the cloud. As a new member of the Dell Emerging Solutions Ecosystem, Inktank has integrated Ceph into Dell's Crowbar software, allowing customers to deploy the Ceph storage solution in conjunction with OpenStack components. By joining the ecosystem, Inktank has completed Dell's thorough certification process, including testing on Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell Force10 switches on 10-gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) infrastructure.

"The industry demand for Ceph has been extraordinary, and our collaboration with Dell enables us to bring Ceph's storage capabilities to more enterprise customers," said Bryan Bogensberger, CEO of Inktank. "We are eager to work with Dell to help make enterprise cloud storage reliable through open solutions."

"As more enterprises move to the cloud, our customers are seeking highly scalable and reliable cloud storage," said John Igoe, executive director of Cloud and Big Data Solutions, Dell. "We are pleased to have companies like Inktank join the growing Dell Emerging Solutions Ecosystem to offer our OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution customers with new IT capabilities via the cloud."

For more information, please visit http://www.inktank.com/dell

To learn more about Inktank's enterprise-level support services for Ceph, please visit http://www.inktank.com.

About Dell World
Join Dell at Dell World 2012 - The Power to Do More. Technology professionals will learn from one another and identify key challenges and opportunities connected to the top forces changing business today. Learn more at www.dellworld.com, attend the virtual event at Dell World: Live Online or follow #DellWorld on Twitter.

About Inktank

Inktank is the company delivering 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 help them 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, The Future of Storage™, is a transformative, universal storage system. Ceph is the first and only distributed storage solution designed to enable object, block, and filesystem storage in a single cluster with unlimited scalability. 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; Ceph can be accessed natively via programming languages; Ceph can be accessed via the Swift and S3 APIs; Ceph is integrated with the OpenStack™ cloud operating system; and Ceph is integrated with the Apache CloudStack project. 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.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

Press Contact:
Bret Clement
Inktank PR
Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
The deluge of IoT sensor data collected from connected devices and the powerful AI required to make that data actionable are giving rise to a hybrid ecosystem in which cloud, on-prem and edge processes become interweaved. Attendees will learn how emerging composable infrastructure solutions deliver the adaptive architecture needed to manage this new data reality. Machine learning algorithms can better anticipate data storms and automate resources to support surges, including fully scalable GPU-c...
Machine learning has taken residence at our cities' cores and now we can finally have "smart cities." Cities are a collection of buildings made to provide the structure and safety necessary for people to function, create and survive. Buildings are a pool of ever-changing performance data from large automated systems such as heating and cooling to the people that live and work within them. Through machine learning, buildings can optimize performance, reduce costs, and improve occupant comfort by ...
The explosion of new web/cloud/IoT-based applications and the data they generate are transforming our world right before our eyes. In this rush to adopt these new technologies, organizations are often ignoring fundamental questions concerning who owns the data and failing to ask for permission to conduct invasive surveillance of their customers. Organizations that are not transparent about how their systems gather data telemetry without offering shared data ownership risk product rejection, regu...
René Bostic is the Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America. Enjoying her career with IBM during the modern millennial technological era, she is an expert in cloud computing, DevOps and emerging cloud technologies such as Blockchain. Her strengths and core competencies include a proven record of accomplishments in consensus building at all levels to assess, plan, and implement enterprise and cloud computing solutions. René is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and a m...
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Enterprises have taken advantage of IoT to achieve important revenue and cost advantages. What is less apparent is how incumbent enterprises operating at scale have, following success with IoT, built analytic, operations management and software development capabilities - ranging from autonomous vehicles to manageable robotics installations. They have embraced these capabilities as if they were Silicon Valley startups.
As IoT continues to increase momentum, so does the associated risk. Secure Device Lifecycle Management (DLM) is ranked as one of the most important technology areas of IoT. Driving this trend is the realization that secure support for IoT devices provides companies the ability to deliver high-quality, reliable, secure offerings faster, create new revenue streams, and reduce support costs, all while building a competitive advantage in their markets. In this session, we will use customer use cases...