Inktank Updates Enterprise Product and Adds Further Support for Red Hat Ecosystem

Inktank Updates Enterprise Product and Adds Further Support for Red Hat 
The Market's First Enterprise-Grade, Dedicated Ceph Product Is Now
Certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/04/14 --   Inktank, the
company delivering Ceph -- the massively scalable, open source,
software-defined storage system - today announced a release upgrade
to Inktank Ceph Enterprise. The newly launched 1.1 version of the
product offers new features for Calamari graphical manager, and this
release is now certified for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack
Inktank Ceph Enterprise(TM) is a product combining the most stable
version of Ceph for object and block storage with a graphical
manager, enhanced integration tools, and support services. Version
1.1 is the first update since Inktank Ceph Enterprise launched in
October 2013. 
Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.1 is now certified to work with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. This certification makes
Inktank's transformative, web-scale storage technology accessible to
the growing number of businesses relying on open source products like
Red Hat Enterprise Linux and exploring OpenStack. Red Hat's
Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV), the commercial hypervisor product,
is now also supported by Inktank. 
"Broad, certified ecosystems are critical for enterprise adoption of
any technology, and at Red Hat, we also believe these ecosystems are
essential because they enable customer choice," said Mike Werner,
senior director, Global Technology Partner Programs, Red Hat. "We're
pleased to add Inktank's newest release as a certified part of our
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform ecosystem, which gives
our mutual customers confidence that our solutions work well
With a fast release cycle, Inktank Ceph Enterprise allows
organizations to effectively manage their rapidly growing data while
benefiting from radical and continual improvements in the economics
of data storage. Updates in this release include: 

--  Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform certification - Inktank
    Ceph Enterprise v1.1 is now certified as a storage backend for
    RHEL-OSP 4.0.
--  Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization support - RHEV 3.3 is now officially
    supported by Inktank as a hypervisor platform for Ceph's RADOS Block
--  Calamari v1.1 - The Calamari graphical manager is being upgraded to
    v1.1, which features IOPS information, an improved dashboard and
    better graphing support. Calamari is an on-premise application with
    management tools and performance data that simplifies operational
    management and enables administrators to adapt to changes in their
    Ceph clusters.
--  Open Source Ceph v0.67.5 - Ceph is getting a minor upgrade to 0.67.5,
    which includes some backported fixes from the "Emperor" version of

Inktank Ceph Enterprise's storage technology enables enterprises to
become cost-efficient and cloud-ready by offering full integrations
with OpenStack, Apache CloudStack and common hypervisors, access to
modern management tools, and the ability to consolidate storage
infrastructure. Priced to future-proof their storage infrastructure,
enterprises can start with block storage and grow into object storage
or vice versa, depending on their needs. 
"Enterprises are quickly adopting transformational, open source
technologies backed by companies like Red Hat and Inktank to meet
their quickly evolving IT infrastructure needs," said Bryan
Bogensberger, CEO of Inktank. "Inktank is excited about being part of
the RHEL ecosystem and being certified to bring enterprise-grade,
software-defined storage to the RHEL customer base."  
In response to growing demand for education on becoming a Ceph
expert, Inktank also announced today the launch of Inktank
University, a practical training program designed to meet the
education needs of Inktank customers and the Ceph community. The
courses, offered both virtually and in-person, allow anyone to learn
the implementation, operation and maintenance of Ceph systems in an
instructor-led classroom setting.  
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About Inktank
 Inktank(R) is transforming storage with Ceph(R), the
massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that
radically improves the economics and management of data management.
Launched by leading Ceph developers, Inktank's mission is to help
enterprises use Ceph to break free of expensive and proprietary
storage systems to decrease their storage costs, increase their
operational flexibility, and effectively manage their rapidly growing
data. Inktank Ceph Enterprise(TM) is the market's first
enterprise-grade, dedicated Ceph product offering that delivers
everything needed to confidently run a production Ceph storage
cluster at scale. In addition, Inktank provides best-in-class
professional services and Ceph training. Please visit
for more information, or follow us on Twitter at @inktank. 
About Ceph
 Ceph(R), The Future of Storage(TM), is a massively
scalable, open source, software-defined storage system that runs on
commodity hardware. Ceph has been developed from the ground up to
deliver object, block, and file system storage in one self-managing,
self-healing platform with no single point of failure. With its
highly scalable, software-defined storage architecture, Ceph is an
ideal replacement for legacy storage systems and provides a unified
solution for cloud computing environments. Ceph is the foundation of
Inktank Ceph Enterprise(TM) and the brainchild of Inktank(R) founder
and CTO Sage Weil. 
Red Hat, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the Shadowman logo are
trademarks of Red Hat, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. Linux(R) is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in
the U.S. and other countries. The OpenStack mark is either a
registered trademark/service mark or trademark/service mark of the
OpenStack Foundation, in the United States and other countries, and
is used with the OpenStack Foundation's permission. We are not
affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by the OpenStack Foundation,
or the OpenStack community. 
Inktank Press Contact:
Julie Tangen 
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