Gluster Named Finalist for Best of VMworld 2010 Awards in New Technology Category

Innovative open source clustered storage platform recognized for value, performance, reliability and ease of use

MILPITAS, Calif. – September 3, 2010 – Gluster, the leading provider of open source storage solutions, today announced that Gluster Storage Platform with VMStor was chosen as a finalist in the New Technology category for the Best of VMworld 2010 Awards at the VMworld 2010 conference held this week in San Francisco. The panel of judges was a mix of industry experts, IT consultants and TechTarget editors. Entrants were scored on innovation, the value provided by the product, performance, reliability and ease of use.

“We are honored to be selected as a finalist in the Best of VMworld 2010 awards,” said Jack O’Brien, vice president of marketing at Gluster. “This award underscores the innovative approach we take with the Gluster Storage Platform, and our ability to allow enterprises to effectively and easily manage unstructured data, delivering multiple times the scalability and performance of other storage solutions on the market today.”

SearchServerVirtualization.com sponsors the Best of VMworld Awards which recognizes outstanding products on display at the conference. TechTarget is the official media partner for the VMworld awards. Its independent team of judges, consisting of experts and editors from SearchServerVirtualization.com reviewed and evaluated more than 200 submissions for this year’s VMworld.

About Gluster Storage Platform

Gluster Storage Platform enables enterprises to seamlessly scale to multiple petabytes in a single volume across multiple storage servers. The global namespace provides a single mount-point that thousands of virtual machines can share, eliminating the need to provision individual LUN connections as is required with SAN architectures. With its “no-metadata server” architecture, Gluster provides the only commercial storage platform that removes this common source of I/O bottlenecks. This approach provides true parallel data access, ensures linear scalability and eliminates the risk of metadata server failure or corruption. Additionally, Gluster Storage Platform provides a cost-effective, open source software solution that runs on commodity hardware to meet enterprise requirements for data availability, ease of management and scalability.

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About Gluster

Gluster delivers an open storage software platform focused on simplifying the task of storing and managing the explosive growth of unstructured data. Our clustered storage platform runs on commodity hardware scaling out in building block fashion from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes to meet the most demanding capacity and performance needs at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems. Gluster Storage Platform uses a unified global namespace to virtualize disk and memory resources into a single shared pool that is centrally managed. Our scalable NAS solutions address the needs of traditional data centers, shared storage for virtual server environments, and both public and private storage clouds. Gluster Storage Platform is used in a wide range of industries including digital media delivery, healthcare, internet, energy, and biotech. Gluster is privately-held and headquartered in Milpitas, California. For more information please visit [intlink id=”877″ type=”page”]www.gluster.com[/intlink].

About SearchServerVirtualization.com

SearchServerVirtualization.com is an enterprise virtualization-focused website providing IT professionals and the community with the latest server virtualization news, articles, tips, and expert advice. Other virtualization information includes webcasts and industry white papers covering all areas of server virtualization, such as virtualization platforms, server hardware, managing virtual environments, virtualization architecture and strategies, application issues, and more. Its sister site SearchVMware.com, is dedicated to helping IT organizations evaluate products, services and business strategies that can lead them to successful implementations of virtualization technologies in VMware environments. And sister site SearchVirtualDesktop.com is the premier source for information on desktop virtualization, application virtualization, and virtual desktop infrastructure.

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