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May 3, 2014

Inktank and Redhat to open source Calamari, the Ceph web interface

You might have heard this already but Redhat made an annoucement
last week that they will be acquiring Inktank, the company behind
Ceph.

Inktank steered Ceph’s development, offered training and provided
support through an entreprise package which included Calamari: a web
interface to have insight on what is going on inside your cluster.
You can have a peek at what Calamari looks like here – in a session
from Portland’s Openstack Summit.

Now, what’s interesting is that prior to this announcement, Calamari
was closed source and would only be available as part of Inktank’s
entreprise package. The fact that Calamari was closed source resulted in
several open source alternatives spawning left and right – some of them
pretty good looking, too – to name a few:

I’m glad that Calamari will be open sourced, hopefully this means the
community will focus their efforts on one initiative. Having personally
worked on both python-cephclient and kraken, the programmer in
me is also curious as to how Inktank developed it. I can’t wait.

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