SOURCE: Inktank


January 30, 2013 03:30 ET

Inktank Partners With eNovance to Support Ceph Cloud Storage

Enterprise Cloud Customers Benefit From Scalable and Flexible Ceph Storage, Backed by Inktank Support and eNovance Cloud Expertise

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 30, 2013) - Inktank, the only company to provide enterprise-level support for the Ceph Distributed Storage System, today announced a partnership with eNovance, a leading hosting and managed services company and pioneer in multi-cloud management. Under the partnership, Inktank's professional support services for Ceph will be available to eNovance cloud customers.

As enterprises increasingly move to the cloud, they require highly scalable and flexible storage solutions that can integrate with existing infrastructure while expanding to accommodate ever-growing data demands. Ceph's open and revolutionary architecture, combining object and block storage, is uniquely designed to meet the most demanding enterprise cloud storage needs. Because eNovance specializes in Big Data and Open Source/Open Cloud environments, they have found Ceph to be an ideal storage system for many customers with different types of infrastructure needs.

"We deeply believe that Ceph is a powerful asset for our customers. It was, therefore, logical for eNovance to partner with Inktank in order to provide our clients with the best support possible," said Nicolas Marchal, CTO of eNovance. "We are experts in improving the performance of our clients' websites, e-commerce platforms, and mobile applications through high-performance and high-availability tools. And because open source is in our DNA, we work with the best open source technologies, such as Ceph, and always focus on improving the end user experience. eNovance is a results-oriented company and aims to be the best service provider in the business, and our mutual commitment with Inktank is a step toward that goal."

As an official Inktank partner, eNovance has direct access to the industry's foremost Ceph experts. Inktank and eNovance will work together to foster the continued development of the Ceph distributed storage system, while enterprise customers will benefit from eNovance's cloud expertise backed by Inktank's professional Ceph support services.

"Ceph is tailor-made for providing highly scalable storage in enterprise cloud deployments, and Inktank is eager to partner with cloud providers like eNovance to help companies design and deploy the best cloud environments and storage for their unique needs," said Bryan Bogensberger, CEO of Inktank. "eNovance is one of the top companies in cloud management, and their customers will benefit from Ceph's best-in-class storage capabilities, as well as enterprise-level support services from Inktank's team of Ceph experts."

To learn more about Inktank's enterprise-level support services for Ceph, please 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 transformative, universal storage system. Ceph is the first and only distributed storage solution designed to enable object, block, and filesystem storage in a single cluster with unlimited scalability. 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 can be accessed natively via programming languages; Ceph can be accessed via the Swift and S3 APIs; Ceph is integrated with the OpenStack cloud operating system; and Ceph is integrated with the Apache 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.

About eNovance
Founded in 2008, eNovance is a "new generation" hosting and managed services company, pioneer in Open Source Cloud Computing and Multi-Cloud Management. eNovance is specialized in improving the end-user experience for web and mobile applications (high performance and high availability features), Big Data solutions (elasticity, reactivity, international distribution, performance, resilience), Cloud Computing (automatization, elasticity, "on-demand" services) and Open Source/Open Cloud environments.

eNovance is also in the top contributors of the OpenStack project (Open Source IaaS), Gold member of the OpenStack Foundation and launched in may 2012, the 1st European OpenStack Cloud: eNocloud.

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