This was my presentation at the OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong, November 2013. Learn detail around a unique deployment of the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution with Inktank Ceph installed at a large nationally recognized American University that specializes in cancer and genomic research. The University had a need to provide a scalable, secure, centralized data repository to support approximately 900 researchers and an ever-expanding number of research projects and rapidly expanding universe of data. The Dell and Inktank cloud storage solution addresses these storage challenges with an open source solution that leverages the Dell Crowbar Framework and Reference Architecture. After assessing a number of traditional storage scenarios, the University partnered with Dell and Inktank to architect a centralized cloud storage platform that is capable of scaling seamlessly and rapidly, is cost-effective, and that can leverage a single hardware infrastructure, with Dell Power Edge R-720XD servers and the Dell Reference Architecture for their OpenStack compute and storage environment.