SOURCE: Inktank


June 18, 2013 09:00 ET

Inktank Works With Alcatel-Lucent to Integrate Ceph Storage in CloudBand™

Service Providers Building Cloud Services With CloudBand Will Benefit From Scalable Ceph Storage, Backed by Inktank Support

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 18, 2013) - Inktank, the company delivering Ceph -- the massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system, today announced it is teaming with Alcatel-Lucent to help service providers manage their storage infrastructure within the cloud.

The Future of Storage™, Ceph is being used within Alcatel-Lucent's carrier-grade CloudBand solution which enables communications service providers to bring the benefits of the cloud to their own networks and business operations while offering cloud services with the security, reliability and quality enterprises and consumers expect from telecommunications networks. Part of the CloudBand Nodes supplying compute, storage and more within an operator's distributed network, Ceph provides massive storage scalability and ease of integration, making it the ideal storage system for cloud environments. In addition, it allows Alcatel-Lucent to offer highly scalable object storage as a service.

Ceph supports the provisioning of CloudBand Nodes within hours at a customer site to provide service providers with revolutionary storage capabilities for building and managing their own clouds. Inktank's team of Ceph experts will provide support for CloudBand customers, enabling them to maximize the benefits of the Ceph storage platform.

"We are committed to creating a new operational model for our customers with our CloudBand Node products," said Dor Skuler, Vice President of Cloud Solutions at Alcatel-Lucent. "With Inktank we are able to offer superior storage performance within the operator's distributed network architecture at a low total cost of ownership."

"Simply put, Ceph is providing the massive scalability, flexibility, and ease of integration needed in different types of cloud environments," said Bryan Bogensberger, CEO of Inktank. "Inktank is pleased to be working with Alcatel-Lucent to bring the revolutionary power of Ceph storage to CloudBand's telecom customers who are building the cloud services of tomorrow."

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About Inktank 
Inktank is the company delivering Ceph -- the massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system. Launched by some of the leading developers of Ceph, Inktank is dedicated to helping organizations fully leverage the transformative power of Ceph to decrease storage costs, increase operational flexibility and help free them 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 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 a single software platform that is self-managing, self-healing and has no single point of failure. Consuming Ceph storage is easy because it is in the mainline Linux kernel and has many userland implementations. For example, Ceph can be accessed through the kernel, via Hadoop, Samba and FUSE, via the S3 and Swift APIs, and via the OpenStack™ and Apache CloudStack cloud operating systems. Because of its open source, scalable, software defined storage architecture, Ceph is an ideal replacement for legacy storage systems and object and block storage for cloud computing environments.

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