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. It was created earlier this year to provide commercial support and services for the Ceph open source distributed storage system. And while Ceph itself dates to 2007, it had not been a significant component of any commercial products until Inktank’s announcement last week of a deal for integrating the technology into Citrix’s CloudPlatform system.