Gluster Wins Best of Show at Citrix Synergy 2011

Innovative cloud storage solutions provider takes home top award and is also honored as Best Partner Solution for Accelerating Cloud Action; hosting free webinar to provide specifics on integration with Citrix

Sunnyvale, Calif. – May 31, 2011 – – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for private and public clouds, has been awarded Best of Show for the Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance for Xen at the Citrix Synergy™ Conference. The Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance also received the Best Partner Solution for Accelerating Cloud Action award. The Best of Synergy awards spotlight the most powerful and exciting solutions in cloud and virtualization technologies, and the Best of Show award is given to the best overall solution showcased at the conference.

Gluster will also host a free webinar this week to provide more specifics on the Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance for Xen. The webinar will be Friday, June 3, at 1 p.m. ET and will feature Tom Trainer, Gluster’s Director of Product Marketing. To register to attend, visit http://www2.gluster.com/webinars/xen-virtual-appliance.

Gluster’s software-only storage solutions give enterprises the ability to treat physical storage as a virtualized, standardized and scale-on-demand pool in much the same way they treat computing resources today, radically improving storage economics in the process. Freeing enterprises from the constraints of current storage architectures, Gluster enables IT organizations to create scalable, high performance, and highly available storage either in the public cloud or on their choice of commodity hardware within the data center.

Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance for Xen is specifically designed for Xen® environments and linearly scales availability, performance and capacity to multiple petabytes. Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance for Xen can be deployed on almost any commodity compute and storage hardware supported by the Xen hypervisor, treating both application data and virtual machine images as files and folders.

“Being awarded Best of Show and Best Partner Solution for Accelerating Cloud Action is a great achievement for Gluster,” said Ben Golub, president and CEO of Gluster. “We are passionate and dedicated to providing next-generation storage solutions that advance cloud computing adoption, and we are thrilled to be recognized by Citrix for our efforts to help IT overcome the challenges that are a natural result of transitioning from traditional computing methods to the modern model.”

A panel of judges—executives from Citrix and IDG’s Computerworld magazine—selected the three category winners and Best of Synergy winner based on nominations, demos and input from attendee voting. The winners were recognized during the Synergy general session last week.

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About Gluster Technology
Gluster’s software-only solutions let enterprises deploy storage the same way they deploy computing today–as a virtualized, commoditized, and scale-on-demand pool, radically improving storage economics. Combined with the customer’s choice of commodity computing and storage resources, Gluster can scale-out to petabytes of capacity and GB/s of throughput at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems. Gluster ensures high availability with n-way replication both within and between public and private data centers. Gluster is deployable both on-premise (as a virtual appliance or bare-metal software appliance) and in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Gluster is the primary author and maintainer of the open-source GlusterFS software, which has been downloaded over 200,000 times.

About Gluster
Gluster is the leading provider of open source storage solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds. Over 150 enterprises worldwide have used Gluster in commercial deployments ranging from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes, across the most demanding applications in digital media delivery, healthcare, Internet, energy and biotech. Gluster is privately-held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Visit us at www.gluster.com.

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