Gluster Joins the Open Virtualization Alliance

Leading provider of scale-out cloud storage joins alliance to provide businesses with knowledge and advice about today’s virtualized storage options

Sunnyvale, Calif. – June 23, 2011 – – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage for public and private clouds, today announced it has joined the Open Virtualization Alliance, an alliance working to help provide businesses with education and technical advice to better understand and evaluate virtualization options. Existing open source communities are joining together to provide best practices on managing the development of the KVM hypervisor and its associated capabilities.

“Over the last few years, we’ve witnessed rapid growth in the KVM community as organizations look to virtualize their compute infrastructure. Gluster enables them to virtualize their storage layer providing greater flexibility at a lower cost,” said Ben Golub, president and CEO of Gluster. “Joining the Open Virtualization Alliance is a great opportunity to work alongside other leading software vendors to help organizations evaluate and better understand their virtualized storage choices.”

The Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance for KVM enables organizations to accelerate their move to the cloud and leverage their current infrastructure assets, delivering scale-out linear performance that meets their most demanding storage demands. Gluster provides enterprises with the ability to combine commodity compute and storage into a virtualized, standardized, and centrally managed storage pool, in both public and private clouds. With GlusterFS, the software platform at the core of the Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance, organizations can deploy high-performance NAS storage at a fraction of the price of traditional storage options.

“We are very pleased to welcome Gluster into the Open Virtualization Alliance (OVA),” said Scott Crenshaw, vice president and general manager, Cloud Business at Red Hat and a founding member of the Open Virtualization Alliance. “This groundswell of support for the Open Virtualization Alliance from industry leaders and innovators shows the overwhelming demand for KVM as the open virtualization alternative. KVM delivers leading performance, scalability and security, making it the ideal alternative to proprietary virtualization technologies.”

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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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