Inktank Gets $1M For Storage Software

Los Angeles-based Inktank, the open source software firm developing the distributed storage system Ceph, said this morning that it has raised $1M in a convertible note financing. The financing came from Mark Shuttleworth, who founded Canonical, the open source services firm which supports Ubuntu. Inktank is a spinout of hosting provider Dreamhost, which is also based in Los Angeles, and develops distributed storage system software which it tied into the Linux kernel. The firm said the funding will go to grow the firm and to support the Ceph community. More information »