In This Edition of the Gluster Newsletter
- Gluster VMStor for VMware – See Demo at VMworld 2010
- Case Study: Acquia Selects Gluster for Deploying Open Source Storage on Amazon Web Services
- CTOEdge: Gluster Brings NAS Storage to VMware
- LinuxInsider: Closing the Server-Storage Virtualization Gap
- EnterpriseStorageForum: Gluster Brings Open Source to Unstructured Data
- Linux Magazine Names GlusterFS as Cool User File System
- Online Store Now Available
Gluster introduces VMStor, a new capability of Gluster storage which simplifies scalable NAS for virtual machine (VM) storage. Initially supporting VMware, the new VMStor capability significantly decreases the expense associated with storing VMs by eliminating the requirement to use a traditional storage area network (SAN) based environment which can be expensive to scale. Gluster VMStor scales to multiple petabytes and can store an unlimited number of VM images. Key capabilities such as VM-level snapshots and backup can be performed with a single mouse click or automated with existing tools and cloud management software. Gluster will be demonstrating VMStor in booth #440 at VMworld 2010, taking place August 30 – September 2 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
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Acquia, a commercial open source software company that provides products, services, and technical support for the open source Drupal social publishing system, has deployed Gluster’s open source storage solutions for their Drupal website hosting offering running on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
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In this CTOEdge article, Mike Vizard comments on the new Gluster VMStor for VMware product. He notes that this extension to the Gluster storage environment means that IT organizations have the option of deploying network attached storage (NAS) in VMware environments versus having to rely only on storage area network (SAN) technologies.
In this LinuxInsider article, Gluster CTO AB Periasamy discusses the current state of Linux virtualization and provides best practices, focused on storage, aimed at closing the server-storage virtualization gap.
In this EnterpriseStorageForum.com article Drew Robb discusses how Gluster is an open source startup that most people in storage have never heard of. Yet its value proposition could spell trouble for the big boys and potentially send the prices of proprietary hardware crashing down. Drew also highlights how Gluster is being harnessed in the real world, citing ideal use cases, and how open source companies are gaining ground in the storage market.
Jeff Layton an Enterprise Technologies for HPC at Dell discusses reasons why he thinks GlusterFS is one of the coolest file systems in user space. [GlusterFS] has a very unique architecture that allows it to be configured for specific storage requirements and scenarios. It can be used as a high-performance parallel file system, or a cloud-based file system, or even a simple NFS server. All of this in user space. Could GlusterFS represent the future of file system development for Linux?
Gluster is making it even easier to purchase commercial support subscriptions. You can now purchase Starter Pack, Professional, and Enterprise subscriptions online via the Gluster website. Or start by signing up for a Proof of Concept to evaluate and test Gluster in your environment. Simply sign up online and receive immediate access to Gluster technical experts. Visit the new subscriptions overview page for more details.
The Gluster Team