SOURCE: Inktank


August 21, 2012 09:00 ET

Inktank Opens Sunnyvale Office

Startup Behind the Ceph Distributed Storage System Expands to Two Offices With New Branch in Silicon Valley

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 21, 2012) - Inktank, the only company to provide enterprise-level support for the Ceph open source distributed storage system, today announced the opening of its new branch office in Sunnyvale, California. The Sunnyvale location is Inktank's second office, with the company headquarters based in Los Angeles.

Inktank employees in the new Sunnyvale office will work together with their LA colleagues, as well as the worldwide Ceph developer community, to continue to build Ceph to its full potential. The future of storage, Ceph is a highly scalable, open source distributed storage system that is being embraced by enterprises, developers, and a growing number of cloud platforms and distributions. By delivering object storage, block storage, and a POSIX-compatible file system in a unique, unified platform that runs on commodity hardware, Ceph is helping organizations of all sizes to decrease their storage costs while auto-scaling to the exabyte level and beyond.

While the Ceph project dates back to 2004, Inktank is a new startup launched in May 2012 to provide professional support services around Ceph. In just a few short months, the quickly expanding Inktank team had outgrown their headquarters and began looking for a second office location. With many Inktank customers and partners in the area, opening a branch in Sunnyvale was the next logical step for the young startup.

"Silicon Valley is a mecca for tech geeks, and we were already spending a lot of time in the Bay Area collaborating with customers and partners," said Bryan Bogensberger, President and COO of Inktank, who led the opening of the Sunnyvale office. "Ceph is an exciting technology that attracts the best and brightest in tech, and we are eager to round out our engineering, management, and business development teams with some of the many talented men and women in the Bay Area."

Inktank is currently hiring at both locations in Los Angeles and Sunnyvale. 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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