SOURCE: Inktank


October 16, 2012 08:30 ET

Inktank-Metacloud Partnership Enhances Fully Managed Private Cloud Solution With Enterprise-Class Storage

Inktank Integrates Ceph Distributed Storage System With Metacloud's Enterprise-Class OpenStack-Based Private Clouds

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - Inktank, the only company to provide enterprise-level support for the Ceph Distributed Storage System, today announced that it has partnered with Metacloud, the leading provider of OpenStack-based private cloud solutions. Under the partnership, Inktank enhances Metacloud's fully managed enterprise-class private clouds with the massive scalability of Ceph storage, leveraging existing commodity hardware to deliver best-in-class service at a fraction of the price.

Ceph is The Future of Storage™ -- an open, flexible platform that combines object and block storage that autoscales to store virtually limitless data in the cloud. Integrated into the Linux kernel and the OpenStack project, Ceph is self-healing, self-managing and runs on commodity hardware, freeing organizations of all sizes from the limitations and expense of propriety storage solutions.

Metacloud designs and deploys fully managed OpenStack-based private cloud solutions with enterprise capabilities for availability, management and scale that give IT organizations the benefits of the reliability and predictability of the best solutions on the market. Metacloud's multi-tenant private cloud solution is secure, scalable and optimized for the unique needs of each customer, including existing enterprise production environments with Fortune 100 companies, which have been deployed in one-tenth the time of proprietary cloud implementations and at half the cost of alternative solutions.

Inktank and Metacloud are partnering in order to bring Ceph's massively scalable storage to an ever-growing number of cloud deployments. Under the partnership, Metacloud provides the expertise in setting up an OpenStack-based private cloud that includes Ceph as an object and block storage option for end users, while Inktank provides Ceph expertise and enterprise-level support and services.

"Historically, public cloud solutions offer ease of use, neglecting existing enterprise hardware that could implement private cloud and storage solutions at a fraction of the price," said Steve Curry, co-founder and CEO, Metacloud. "By partnering with Inktank, Metacloud extends its enterprise-class OpenStack distribution with the highly scalable Ceph cloud storage system to provide some of the largest companies in the world fully managed private clouds and reliable storage for mission-critical applications."

"Since launching Inktank in May, we've been flooded with inquiries from organizations and developers who view Ceph as the solution to their ever-growing cloud storage issues," said Bryan Bogensberger, President and COO at Inktank. "Our new partnership with Metacloud brings the power of Ceph storage to even more enterprises, including companies who prefer the ease and peace of mind provided by a fully managed private cloud."

To learn more about Metacloud's fully managed enterprise-class private clouds based on OpenStack, which utilize Ceph block and object storage, please visit

To learn more about Inktank's enterprise-level support for Ceph, please visit

About Metacloud
Metacloud is a cloud solution company providing OpenStack-based clouds for the enterprise. Founded in 2010 by senior architects from the world's largest web commerce and technology companies, Metacloud deploys and supports production clouds today for Fortune 500 companies across a diverse range of industries. Metacloud is a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation, and is active advocate and contributor to the project and its broad community. Based in Pasadena (CA), Metacloud is backed by Storm Ventures and xyz. For more information, visit

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 for more information.

About Ceph
Ceph, The Future of Storage, 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; Ceph is integrated with the OpenStack cloud operating system; and Ceph is integrated with the Apche 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 for more information.

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