Codership fuelling Canonical’s OIL programme Leading European replication and clustering Company joins HP and IBM on Canonical’s OpenStack Lab

Helsinki, FINLAND –  04 MARCH 2015 – Codership, creator of database clustering technology Galera, today announced its admission to Canonical’s Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL).  Galera, which is rapidly becoming the default solution for OpenStack high availability, provides the high system uptime and scalability without data loss. These benefits are necessary for OpenStack components such as Keystone, Nova and Neutron as well as Trove, the database as service for OpenStack.


As OpenStack public and private clouds gain adoption within enterprises, the need for compatibility and interoperability between different cloud technologies is essential. Currently working on more than 3,000 Ubuntu OpenStack combinations per month, OIL tests and validates the interoperability of hardware and software in a purpose-built lab, giving all Ubuntu OpenStack users the reassurance and flexibility of using hard-tested and certified technology.


Codership’s availability on the OIL program is an opportunity for the Finnish company to share ideas with some of the world’s biggest technology companies such as HP and IBM. Joining OIL means Galera Cluster for MySQL, Codership’s flagship product, will be tested and be compatible with thousands of Ubuntu OpenStack implementations.


Along with the participation in the OpenStack Interoperability Lab program, Codership will maximise the benefit of Juju (Canonical’s leading orchestration tool), by developing Charms. These are sharable and reusable expressions of DevOps best practices, enabling rapid deployment of Galera Cluster in a variety of environments. Codership aims to speed up configuration, deployment and scaling out of Juju for OpenStack and possibly to other clouds such as Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure.


John Zannos, Vice President of Cloud Alliances at Canonical said: “Databases are one of the primary application workloads which we see clients using on Ubuntu OpenStack. Codership’s Galera Cluster provides an open source solution to meet demanding enterprise requirements for scale-out solutions requiring high availability database support. We are pleased to have this solution participating in our OpenStack Interoperability Lab, which further improves the robustness of our extensive interoperability testing for the OpenStack ecosystem.”


Sakari Keskitalo, Codership’s Chief Operating Officer said: “Our mission is to provide world-class, web-scale technology as widely as possible. Canonical’s OpenStack Interoperability Lab provides an excellent test bed for Galera, which can only improve its robustness. For Codership, to be accepted on such a popular programme as OIL gives the market confidence, our Galera product will work seamlessly across a wide range of Ubuntu OpenStack configurations.”