SOURCE: Inktank


February 04, 2014 09:00 ET

Inktank Launches Inktank University

Inktank Responds to the Demand for Ceph Education With Expanded and Easier to Consume Course Offerings

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 4, 2014) - Inktank, the company delivering Ceph -- the massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system -- today launched 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.

"Inktank University is a response to the overwhelming demand for knowledge about Ceph, and only the Inktank team has the unique expertise required to develop and deliver it," said Bryan Bogensberger, CEO of Inktank. "Inktank's course offering represents our commitment to providing the best possible training for Ceph and we will continue to expand our program in the direction that will best satisfy our customers and the community."

Through Inktank University, new Ceph users can learn -- in as little as one day or a more intensive three-day course -- the basics of Ceph, how it can be deployed with OpenStack, and how it can be properly maintained. Whether you're just starting out installing Ceph or need help tuning or troubleshooting your deployment, there is a training course available for you.

Since originally launching its training program in 2012, Inktank has expanded its course library and added its first virtual course. Inktank University students will leave with a technical understanding of the Ceph distributed storage system and the advantages of Ceph in OpenStack, and will gain hands-on experience implementing Ceph in various use cases. The current curriculum includes:

Inktank also announced today a release upgrade to its subscription offering, Inktank Ceph Enterprise™, which combines the most stable version of Ceph for object and block storage with a suite of support services. The newly launched 1.1 version of the product offers new features for Calamari graphical manager and added support and compatibility for the Red Hat ecosystem.

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About Inktank
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 for more information, or follow us on Twitter at @inktank.

About Ceph
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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