Inktank Partners With Citrix

Inktank, the software developer behind the open source Ceph distributed storage project, said Thursday that it has partnered with Citrix Sytsems to provide support for Ceph as part of Citrix CloudPlatform. Citrix CloudPlatform is a software product, commercially supported by Citrix, used for cloud orchestration. The Citrix product is based on the open source Apache CloudStack software. Financial details of the link were not disclosed. Inktank said the integration allows Ceph to provide the primary block storage for the Apache CloudStack and Citrix CloudPlatform. CloudStack is a set of software that allows users to deploy and manage very large networks of virtual machines, including those running on VMware, Oracle VM, KVM, XenServer and Xen Cloud Platform.