|By Marketwired .||
|February 4, 2014 06:21 PM EST||
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 Platform.
Inktank Ceph Enterprise 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 OpenStack Platform. Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization, Red Hat's enterprise-grade open source virtualization offering, 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 together."
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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0.
- Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization support - Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 is now officially supported by Inktank as a hypervisor platform for Ceph's RADOS Block Device.
- 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 Ceph.
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 Red Hat OpenStack ecosystem and being certified to bring enterprise-grade, software-defined storage to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 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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Inktank® is transforming storage with Ceph®, 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 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 www.inktank.com for more information, or follow us on Twitter at @inktank.
Ceph®, The Future of Storage, 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 and the brainchild of Inktank® founder and CTO Sage Weil.
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