DreamObjects Cloud Storage Platform Hits Production
Ceph, the open source distributed file system that is playing an increasingly important role in the world of Big Data despite its young age, took another step into the cloud with the announcement of the general availability of the DreamObjects cloud storage system from DreamHost. The update follows a beta version of the service that launched last September, but brings with it expanded offerings and incentives.
When DreamObjects debuted several months ago, it was designed to attract customers with simple flat-rate pricing and an emphasis on the flexibility that the platform derived, in part, from its open source core. It enjoyed quick endorsement from Inktank, which was created last May as a spinoff of DreamHost but now operates as an independent entity focused primarily on the development of Ceph and related support services. (Inktank also, incidentally, received a $1 million investment from Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth right around the time of the DreamObjects launch.) Canonical also announced promises to integrate it into an Ubuntu-based cloud platform, although nothing public has been said about that since.
As of Tuesday, DreamObjects has now transformed from beta mode into full availability. Pricing remains the same, and DreamHost is offering some nice incentives to attract additional
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