Click here to close now.



Welcome!

OpenStack Journal Authors: SmartBear Blog, Dana Gardner, Elizabeth White, Yaniv Yehuda, Carmen Gonzalez

News Feed Item

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

Connect with Red Hat

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.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to delays or reductions in information technology spending; the effects of industry consolidation; the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

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.

Add to Digg Bookmark with del.icio.us Add to Newsvine

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
With an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, several industries will begin to expand their capabilities for retaining end point data at the edge to better utilize the range of data types and sheer volume of M2M data generated by the Internet of Things. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and President of Infobright, will discuss the infrastructures businesses will need to implement to handle this explosion of data by providing specific use cases for filte...
As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will dis...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Fusion, a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry's single source for the cloud. Fusion's advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including clou...
Most people haven’t heard the word, “gamification,” even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics – rules, constructs, processes, and methods – into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid D...
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Learn how IoT, cloud, social networks and last but not least, humans, can be integrated into a seamless integration of cooperative organisms both cybernetic and biological. This has been enabled by recent advances in IoT device capabilities, messaging frameworks, presence and collaboration services, where devices can share information and make independent and human assisted decisions based upon social status from other entities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Heydt, founder of Seamless...
The IoT's basic concept of collecting data from as many sources possible to drive better decision making, create process innovation and realize additional revenue has been in use at large enterprises with deep pockets for decades. So what has changed? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Prasanna Sivaramakrishnan, Solutions Architect at Red Hat, discussed the impact commodity hardware, ubiquitous connectivity, and innovations in open source software are having on the connected universe of people, thi...
WebRTC: together these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics and PLT Labs, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform.
For manufacturers, the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a jumping-off point for innovation, jobs, and revenue creation. But to adequately seize the opportunity, manufacturers must design devices that are interconnected, can continually sense their environment and process huge amounts of data. As a first step, manufacturers must embrace a new product development ecosystem in order to support these products.
There are so many tools and techniques for data analytics that even for a data scientist the choices, possible systems, and even the types of data can be daunting. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Harrold, Global CTO for Big Data Solutions for EMC Corporation, showed how to perform a simple, but meaningful analysis of social sentiment data using freely available tools that take only minutes to download and install. Participants received the download information, scripts, and complete end-t...
Manufacturing connected IoT versions of traditional products requires more than multiple deep technology skills. It also requires a shift in mindset, to realize that connected, sensor-enabled “things” act more like services than what we usually think of as products. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David Friedman, CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks, discussed how when sensors start generating detailed real-world data about products and how they’re being used, smart manufacturers can use the dat...
When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is energy efficiency, and IoT’s direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology was offered piecemeal and led with point solutions that require significant systems integration to orchestrate and deploy. There didn't exist a 'top down' approach that can manage and monitor the way a Smart Buildi...