Inktank Receives $1M Convertible Note Funding from Mark Shuttleworth

Inktank, a Los Angeles, CA- and Sunnyvale, CA-based provider of enterprise-level support for the Ceph Distributed Storage System (, has received a $1m convertible note funding from Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical.

Founded in 2012 by several creators of massively scalable, open source, distributed storage system Ceph, including Sage Weil, cofounder of DreamHost and CEO and Chief Architect of Ceph, Inktank has opened a second office in Sunnyvale and is currently hiring developers, support and services experts, and QA specialists (

The company, which is led by Bryan Bogensberger, President and COO, intends to use the funding to expand operations and support the Ceph community.



* Ceph is a fully open source, distributed object store, network block device, and POSIX-compatible distributed file system designed for reliability, performance, and scalability – from terabytes to exabytes.

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