We are thrilled to announce today that Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical, has invested $1M in Inktank. Mark has been a strong advocate for Ceph, and it is very exciting to see him back Inktank as the company delivering enterprise-grade support and services for Ceph – The Future of Storage.
In the press release we released today, Mark said,
“Ceph redefines storage as an open source service, meeting one of the key challenges for enterprises and cloud providers who need scalable and cost-effective storage. The distinctive architecture of Ceph gives it natural advantages over both proprietary and open source competitors. We found Ceph to be mature enough to warrant its inclusion in Ubuntu 12.10 as a storage option for our OpenStack reference architecture, widely deployed in both telco and corporate environments. I’m also delighted to support the team behind Ceph in their goal of building a commercial success story around this tremendous technology, as an investor in Inktank. Today Ceph is in the Linux kernel and Ubuntu, soon it will be everywhere.”
We are delighted to accept Mark’s support. Mark is well-known to support industry changing open source initiatives that shake up the status quo in existing markets. Ceph is well-positioned to be one of these transformational technologies. Mark’s support will help us meet the massive demand that we are seeing for Ceph support and services. Thank you Mark.