Customers

Cisco

Cisco Systems is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco’s networking solutions connect people, processes, data, and things intelligently. They required a high-performing, scalable storage platform that supported multiple use cases: block, object, and file storage in one unified platform. Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure and Platform Services chose Inktank Ceph Enterprise for its OpenStack deployment.

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Deutsche Telekom

One of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies, Deutsche Telekom (DTAG) has 140 million mobile customers, over 31 million fixed-network lines, and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of September 30, 2013.) As one of the key technologies behind DTAG’s Business Marketplace, a suite of cloud-based services, division DTAG chose Ceph, the open source, software-defined storage system. With Ceph, DTAG can deliver world-class storage services and solutions at the competitive prices its customers demand.

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dinCloud

As a cloud service provider, dinCloud hosts virtual servers, desktops, storage, transport, security, and more. The company is distributed by Ingram Micro, Tech Data, and Arrow, while a large base of channel partners, including CDW and Insight Enterprises, resell dinCloud’s portfolio of cloud solutions mixed with the channel’s value-added professional/managed services, hardware procurement, and software licensing, all in the cloud. dinCloud was looking for a storage solution that was one-fifth the cost of enterprise storage while having feature parity and an innovative roadmap that could keep the company competitive in an ever-changing cloud marketplace.

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Drexel University

A private research university located in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel University has been ranked among the nation’s 100 best universities for the past 5 years. Offering its 25,000+ students over 70 full-time undergraduate programs and accelerated degrees and over 100 masters, doctoral, and professional programs, Drexel boasts one of the nation’s oldest, largest, and best-known co-operative education programs. The university’s Computer Science department found itself needing a centralized, shared storage resource for research and coursework.

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Indiana University

Indiana University is a major multi-campus public research institution, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, and a world leader in professional, medical, and technological education. With a mission of providing broad access to undergraduate, graduate, and continuing-education students throughout Indiana, the United States, and the world, its goal was to build centralized storage that researchers worldwide could access.

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is a prestigious research institution specializing in DNA mapping. More than 100 faculty and students use the university’s high-performance computing (HPC) clusters to gain new scientific insights by analyzing petabytes (PB) of information. UAB is building its storage on Ceph, laying the foundation for a big data analytics solution using CephFS and multi-site object storage.

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CERN

When the dedicated IT staff at CERN, the European joint venture, sought to build the next generation of storage infrastructure for tools like the Large Hadron Collider and other experiments where data collection is mission critical, they needed a system that scaled to immense size without a single point of failure. After exhaustive experimentation, CERN chose Ceph for its storage needs. Inktank, which was founded by and employs leading Ceph developers, is helping implement the solution.

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DreamHost

DreamHost®, a global web and cloud hosting company, prides itself on offering amazing service, a great value, and reliable systems. Its new object storage offering called for an infrastructure that could deliver those benefits. Ceph met all the important criteria, including the ability to engage with experts at Inktank for support and services. Working with Inktank, DreamHost settled on an architecture and deployment strategy that leveraged Ceph running on standard Dell hardware.

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