Gluster Partners with GoGrid to Provide Scalable NAS Cloud Storage

Innovative cloud storage solution now in beta and available on enterprise-leading cloud computing infrastructure to increase availability and performance and drastically simplify management of cloud storage

Sunnyvale, Calif. – July 7, 2011 – – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions for private and public clouds, today announced it has partnered with GoGrid, a leading cloud infrastructure company, to provide its highly scalable NAS cloud storage technology within GoGrid’s cloud infrastructure. Starting today, GoGrid customers can use a beta version of Gluster’s software-only storage solutions via the Gluster GoGrid Sever Image, or Gluster GSI.

“Gluster’s storage technology is architected to meet the scalability and performance requirements of dynamic cloud environments and is complementary to GoGrid’s cloud infrastructure,” said Jeffrey Samuels, Chief Marketing Officer at GoGrid. “Our ability to enable businesses to deploy and begin managing existing or new applications in the cloud in near real time, coupled with Gluster’s capabilities, provide our customers with a comprehensive solution option for effectively managing storage in their cloud environment.”

Thousands of enterprises worldwide use Gluster’s software-only platform to aggregate storage resources in a unified high performance, highly available, standardized, virtualized, and centrally managed pool within one global namespace. The Gluster GSI packages the GlusterFS scale-out NAS file system in a GoGrid Server Image, enabling high performance, high availability and easily-managed shared storage in the GoGrid cloud infrastructure. The Gluster GSI is the only highly available scale-out file storage solution for GoGrid supporting asynchronous data replication with Gluster Geo-Replication and synchronous replication with Gluster N-way replication.

The Gluster GSI deploys in minutes on easily created GoGrid cloud server instances to form a clustered NAS fileserver within the GoGrid cloud. GoGrid customers now have the ability to rapidly deploy scale-out NAS cloud storage to petabytes of capacity that is POSIX compliant and requires no application program modifications for its use.

“The volume of unstructured data and the need for organizations to find an effective storage solution for cloud environments are on the rise,” said Lori Budin, Vice President Channels and Partnerships at Gluster. “GoGrid has shown great industry traction as a leading infrastructure as a service platform, and our partnership will allow customers to drastically improve storage economics in their cloud infrastructure. We are eagerly looking forward to exiting the beta period and the GSI being generally available later this summer.”

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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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Media Contact:
Danielle Tarp
Mindshare PR for Gluster
650-947-7405
Danielle@mindsharepr.com

Michael Sheehan
Technology Evangelist for GoGrid
415-869-7446
michael@gogrid.com

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