SOURCE: Inktank


August 07, 2012 10:16 ET

Inktank Expands Management Team, Hires CTO James Duncan

Company Behind the Ceph Open-Source Distributed Storage System Also Announces New VP of Professional Services and VP of Marketing

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 7, 2012) - Inktank, the only company to provide enterprise-level support for the Ceph open source distributed storage system, today announced three new hires to its growing management team: CTO James Duncan; VP, Professional Services, Russell Kojima; and VP, Marketing, Debbie Moynihan.

As CTO for Inktank, James Duncan will be responsible for ensuring that Inktank's engineering and product management capabilities are as efficient and scalable as the Ceph technology. James will also play a key role in evangelizing Ceph with the market and community. Prior to joining Inktank this week, James Duncan most recently served as CTO, Worldwide Sales, at Joyent, a cloud computing software and services company. At Joyent, Duncan was instrumental in driving the company's product evolution and global expansion. Duncan is also currently a Mentor at the FounderFuel startup accelerator program.

"The Ceph storage platform is an incredible piece of technology, and I'm excited to join the team at Inktank as we continue to build out Ceph to its full potential and help companies of all sizes to meet their ever-growing storage needs," said Duncan.

Inktank also announces that it has hired Russell Kojima as VP, Professional Services. Most recently Kojima was COO at cloud computing company Previously, Kojima acquired his broad professional services and open source expertise through his senior positions at Kaltura, hiSoft Technology, IBM and SugarCRM.

In addition, Inktank has hired Debbie Moynihan as VP, Marketing. Prior to joining Inktank, Moynihan served as VP of Marketing and Community at FuseSource, an open-source integration and messaging company that was recently acquired by Red Hat. Her previous experience includes positions at IONA Technologies and IBM.

"Since launching Inktank this year, we have searched extensively for talent to build out our growing management team," said Bryan Bogensberger, President and COO at Inktank. "We are pleased to welcome James Duncan, Russell Kojima, and Debbie Moynihan to the team. In addition to boosting our geek cred, their expertise in distributed systems, cloud and open source will be invaluable to our continued work on Ceph."

Inktank is currently hiring. To learn more about the employment opportunities at Inktank, please visit To get involved with the Ceph worldwide developer community, please visit

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 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 for more information.

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