VEXXHOST is excited to announce that they are joining the Ceph Foundation as general members. Joining the Ceph Foundation is particularly exciting for VEXXHOST, as they have been leveraging Ceph for years for its storage. In collaboration with Ceph, VEXXHOST has been able to deploy public and private clouds in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

The Ceph Foundation exists to help empower individuals in the industry to pool resources together in support of the Ceph community. As community leaders, both the Ceph Foundation and VEXXHOST strive to empower individuals in the industry to pool resources together in support of open-source. VEXXHOST is looking forward to supporting the Ceph Foundation’s dynamic community of contributors, users, and global companies that work relentlessly to provide a forum for community stakeholders to continue their development, encourage participation and contribute to findings. 

As members of the Linux Foundation since December 2018, VEXXHOST is passionate about supporting and giving back to the open-source community. They are proud upstream contributors to many open source projects and donate infrastructure to the OpenStack Foundation and community. They believe that contributing to open-source creates better software.

“We are thrilled to have VEXXHOST joining the Ceph Foundation, bringing their expertise to the community to help support the project’s build and CI infrastructure,” said founder and architect of Ceph, Sage Weil. As general members of the Ceph Foundation, VEXXHOST will help to elect a representative who will contribute to building and approving annual budgets in support of the Ceph project, establishing committees to address the current needs of the project and meet regularly to discuss the status of the Ceph project. This contribution helps to provide a neutral home for the open-source community to collaborate together. 

 VEXXHOST uses Ceph for its bare-metal Kubernetes clusters, which happens to be the foundation of every deployment that they do. They also use Ceph for storage in both their public and private cloud solutions. Ceph is the preferred storage solution for all its public clouds in all of its regions because of its efficiency, agility, and flexible scalability.

Chief Executive Officer of VEXXHOST, Mohammed Naser, said “We’ve been using Ceph for so long and on so many use cases. It’s very exciting to have the opportunity to finally be giving back to the project and the foundation.” VEXXHOST is currently running the latest version of Nautilus and users are now able to leverage the latest features and benefits of Ceph’s newest release. 

Ultimately, the Ceph Foundation strives to provide a neutral home for the community to collaborate, grow and contribute to open-source. That is something that VEXXHOST has been committed to encouraging and enriching since it began in 2006 and will continue to work towards as new members of the Ceph Foundation. 

About VEXXHOST

Founded in 2006, VEXXHOST Inc. is a Canadian cloud computing provider offering OpenStack powered public cloud, private cloud and consulting to customers, from small businesses to governments, from over 150 different countries. VEXXHOST Inc. delivers a high level of expertise to help clients optimize cloud infrastructure so they can focus on their core competencies. For more information, visit https://vexxhost.com or follow @vexxhost on Twitter.