Gluster to Help Manage Rapid Data Growth for Pandora
MILPITAS, Calif. – January 5, 2011 – Gluster, a leading provider of scalable, open source storage solutions, today announced that Pandora, the leading personalized radio service, has selected and deployed Gluster to help manage their rapidly growing data storage infrastructure. Pandora has deployed over 250 terabytes of storage to hold its vast music collection. Pandora has more than 75 million registered users in the United States and the company’s personalized radio stations that play on more than 200 devices, including PCs, smartphones, the iPad and in-home connected devices such as televisions, Blu-Ray players, table-top radios and digital media players.
Pandora is everywhere consumers are, resulting in storage requirements that are both unique and multi-faceted. For every song in the Pandora collection, multiple file types are required to support the numerous device options.
“Gluster provides us with a storage solution that scales in tandem with our growth,” said Steve Ginsberg, Vice President of Technical Operations at Pandora, “Gluster’s open source architecture offers a compelling cost advantage over other storage solutions, enabling Pandora to run on commodity hardware, a key benefit to us.”
Pandora systems administrators were able to quickly and easily implement Gluster and its familiar user interface that enables any administrator with strong UNIX skills to deploy and manage solutions on a day-to-day basis. Additionally, once Gluster was configured, Pandora found the process to be highly repeatable and require only one primary system administrator to manage the technology.
“Pandora presents a unique web-scale challenge with the explosion of digital content. Many companies across all industries are facing similar challenges, as unstructured data is growing faster than ever before,” said Ben Golub CEO of Gluster. “Our goal is to provide a product that is easy to use, whether you have just a few terabytes, or the most demanding scalability requirements, and Pandora demonstrates the ability of our technology to achieve this.”
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Gluster delivers an open storage software platform focused on simplifying the task of storing and managing the explosive growth of unstructured data. Our scale-out 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].
Pandora gives people music they love anytime, anywhere, through connected devices. Personalized stations launch instantly with the input of a single “seed” – a favorite artist, song or genre. The Music Genome Project®, a deeply detailed, hand-built musical taxonomy, powers Pandora’s personalization – using musicological “DNA” and constant listener feedback to craft personalized stations from a growing collection of hundreds of thousands of recordings. Tens of millions of people in the U.S. turn on Pandora to hear music they love. www.pandora.com
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