Canonical’s Shuttleworth Bets $1M on Big Data, Inktank, Ceph

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http://www.thevarguy.com – Mark Shuttleworth — the entrepreneur and space tourist most famous for helping to launch Ubuntu Linux — found a new pet project on Tuesday, when he invested $1 million of his own funds in Inktank and the Ceph community. The endeavor may not involve blasting into orbit, but it’s likely to make some big splashes all the same in the open source and Big Data channels. Here’s the full story. Shuttleworth’s interest in the distributed data storage system Ceph, and Inktank, which provides support services for Ceph, doesn’t come out of the blue. Canonical has had it (IT news)