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February 06, 2014

Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.1 Upgrade is Certified for Red Hat OpenStack

Inktank Storage has announced an incremental upgrade to its Ceph Enterprise software-defined storage system, offering improvements to the graphical manager component and formal certification for the Red Hat (News - Alert) Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. Inktank Storage delivers Ceph - the massively scalable, open source, software-defined storage system.

Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.1 is the first formal .update to the subscription-based software since last October's debut release. The product includes open source Ceph software for object and block storage, and graphical management tools and support services; it is designed to run on commodity server hardware.

With the update, Inktank Ceph Enterprise is officially certified as a storage back end for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0, the supported OpenStack distribution that Red Hat launched last year. Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.1 also supports Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.3 as a hypervisor platform for Ceph's Rados Block Device.

Mike Werner, senior director, Global Technology (News - Alert) Partner Programs, Red Hat said in a statement, "Broad, certified ecosystems are critical for enterprise adoption of any technology, and at Red Hat, we also believe these ecosystems are essential because they enable customer choice, We're pleased to add Inktank's newest release as a certified part of our Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform ecosystem, which gives our mutual customers confidence that our solutions work well together."

Inktank Ceph Enterprise enables companies to effectively manage their rapidly growing data while benefiting from radical and continual improvements in the economics of data storage.

The company’s commercially supported distribution of Ceph is based on the open source project's 0.67.5 release, known by its code name, Dumpling. Inktank has upgraded its proprietary graphical management application, known as Calamari, with IOPS information. In addition, Inktank expanded its training program on how to implement, operate and maintain Ceph-based systems

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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