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Inktank to Present and Exhibit at OpenStack Summit Atlanta

RALEIGH, NC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/09/14 -- Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Inktank, acquired by Red Hat in April 2014, will be presenting and exhibiting at the OpenStack Summit, held May 12-16, 2014, in Atlanta. Inktank delivers Ceph -- the highly scalable, open source, software-defined storage system. Inktank executives will be exhibiting at booth E2 at the conference. In addition, Inktank and Red Hat speakers and customers will present on topics including storage considerations for OpenStack, Red Hat Storage Server integrations and best practices for deploying Inktank Ceph.

Inktank Presentations At-a-Glance
"Ask the Experts: Storage Considerations for OpenStack"

  • Session Summary: Join this panel discussion to learn about storage options and formats within an enterprise OpenStack deployment. Panel members will discuss market awareness, adoption, and best practices for storage within OpenStack environments. Neil Levine, vice president of products at Inktank, will join a panel including storage experts from NetApp, EMC, SolidFire, Rackspace and Hitachi Data Systems.
  • When: Monday, May 12, 2014, 11:15 - 11:55 a.m. EDT
  • Where: Room B309, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

"Enterprise Storage for OpenStack Clouds"

  • Session Summary: Storage is a foundational component of the cloud and choosing the right scale-out storage solution is critical as you architect and implement your OpenStack infrastructure. In this session, you will learn why Red Hat Storage Server is the right choice for your public, private, and hybrid clouds. Neil Levine, vice president of products at Inktank, and Tushar Katarki, principal product manager at Red Hat, will cover the integration of Red Hat Storage Server and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, its benefits, use cases, and a sneak peek at the roadmap.
  • When: Monday, May 12, 2014, 11:15 am - 11:55 am EDT
  • Where: Room B309, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

"Case Study: University of Alabama-Birmingham"

  • Session Summary: This session will detail how the University of Alabama at Birmingham IT staff deployed a private storage cloud infrastructure using the Dell OpenStack cloud solution with Dell servers, storage, networking and OpenStack, and Inktank Ceph. After assessing a number of traditional storage scenarios, the university partnered with Dell and Inktank to architect a centralized cloud storage platform that was capable of scaling seamlessly and rapidly, was cost-effective, and that could leverage a single hardware infrastructure for the OpenStack compute and storage environment. John-Paul, software architect at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, will be speaking with Kamesh Pemmaraju, senior product manager of OpenStack Cloud Solutions at Dell.
  • When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 11:15 - 11:55 a.m. EDT
  • Where: Room B309, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

"Software-Defined Storage, Big Data and Ceph - What is all the Fuss About?"

  • Session Summary: Have you heard about Inktank Ceph and are interested to learn some tips and tricks for getting started quickly and efficiently with Ceph? In this two-part session led by Neil Levine, vice president of products at Inktank and Kamesh Pemmaraju, senior product manager of OpenStack Cloud Solutions at Dell, attendees will learn details of:
  • The very latest enhancements and capabilities delivered in Inktank Ceph Enterprise such as a new erasure coded storage back-end, support for tiering, and the introduction of user quotas
  • Best practices, lessons learned and architecture considerations founded in real customer deployments of Dell and Inktank Ceph solutions that will help accelerate your Ceph deployment
  • When: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 2:00 - 2:40 p.m. EDT
  • Where: Room B313, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

"Demo Theater [Inktank] Ceph Update: Erasure Coding and Tiering"

  • Session Summary: In this session, Ross Turk, vice president of community at Inktank will demonstrate and provide an overview of Ceph's latest erasure coding and tiering capabilities.
  • When: Monday, May 12, 2014, 11:20 - 11:35 p.m. EDT
  • Where: Expo Hall (level 1), Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

Inktank vBrownbag TechTalks At-a-Glance
The vBrownbag TechTalks are a forum for community members to give 10-minute presentations in front of a small in-person audience. They will also be streamed live online at the following link: http://professionalvmware.com/brownbags/vbrownbags-live/

Introduction to the Ceph Project for the OpenStack Ecosystem

  • Speaker: Ross Turk
  • When: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 11:15 - 11:25 a.m. EDT
  • Where: Room, B207, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

Beyond iSCSI: Block Storage in OpenStack

  • Speaker: Josh Durgin
  • When: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 11:15 - 11:25 a.m. EDT
  • Where: Room B207, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

Additional Resources

  • To learn more about Inktank's enterprise-level products and services for Ceph, visit http://www.inktank.com
  • Follow Inktank on Twitter @inktank

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About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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Red Hat is a trademark of Red Hat, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. The OpenStack mark is either a registered trademark/service mark or trademark/service mark of the OpenStack Foundation, in the United States and other countries, and is used with the OpenStack Foundation's permission. We are not affiliated with, endorsed or sponsored by the OpenStack Foundation, or the OpenStack community.

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