Inktank, which sells commercial support for the Ceph distributed storage system, has already established some significant partnerships in the open source channel during its brief history. Now it has added SUSE to that list with the announcement of an agreement to provide enterprise Ceph support for SUSE Cloud.
Launched in May, Inktank is one of the newest companies to enter the still very new open source cloud computing industry. But it’s got a great head start as the enterprise support arm of the Ceph storage system.
The importance of Ceph — the open source, massively scalable distributed storage system — to commercial solutions for cloud computing and Big Data has become yet clearer with the announcement of a partnership between Inktank and Citrix to integrate Ceph into the latter company’s CloudPlatform system.
Barely 90 days after Red Hat acquired Inktank, a major new release of Inktank Ceph Enterprise debuts.Red Hat today announced the Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2 storage platform, the first Ceph Enterprise release since Red Hat acquired Inktank.
Building on its acquisition back in March of the Inktank open source distributed storage platform, Red Hat (RHT) has unveiled Inktank Ceph Enterprise 1.2, which adds several major new features for cloud and Big Data storage.
Close on the heels of a recent agreement with Citrix, the Big Data and storage company Inktank continues to expand its partner network. Its latest deals, with Metacloud and Canonical, promise to enhance its importance in the open source channel as demand for Big Data solutions continues to explode.
As we’ve noted previously, Inktank is a relatively new endeavor.
Linux vendor SUSE is releasing its latest open-source OpenStack cloud platform-based product today, SUSE Cloud 2.0. The SUSE Cloud 2.0 release comes just over a year after the first SUSE Cloud release in August 2012.