CIC Deploys Gluster to Move Applications to the Cloud

Leading supplier of electronic signature solutions uses Gluster cloud storage to maintain high SLAs and deliver top-rate performance

Sunnyvale, Calif. – August 4, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage for public and private clouds, today announced that CIC, a leading supplier of electronic signature solutions for the financial services industry, is using its cloud storage technology to move applications to the cloud. CIC enables enterprises to fully execute Business Process Automation initiatives, allowing for paperless workflow and legally binding electronic transactions. CIC selected Gluster to provide the storage in its Amazon Web Services (AWS) and RightScale environment, allowing the delivery of its product and service offering without compromising its high service level agreements (SLAs).

“Our clients not only require 24/7 retrieval and access to documents, but also expect us to deliver these items quickly and efficiently,” said Nhan Nguyen, Chief Scientist and CTO at CIC. “Reliability and performance are the major focal points of our IT operations department and Gluster is providing us with a cloud storage technology that not only allows us to quickly deploy services on the cloud, but also matches and exceeds high availability and performance levels, as if deployed on premise at our client sites. We are looking forward to the continued benefits Gluster is expected to provide and its ability to support us in delivering top rate service to our clients.”

After deploying Gluster, CIC quickly realized dramatic storage performance and availability improvements to its cloud storage deployment. Utilizing Gluster provides CIC with easily managed, shared storage that elevates performance by pooling, aggregating and virtualizing EBS and provides greater availability with synchronous and asynchronous replication. Gluster’s unique scale-out architecture stores and retrieves files quickly and efficiently, and its high performance capabilities enable CIC to continue to honor its SLAs and even surpass expectations in the cloud. By deploying within a single global namespace, resources are added as required for capacity and performance management.

“Our storage technology provided CIC with the final key component to its cloud infrastructure that delivered high availability without compromising performance,” said Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy, CTO and Co-Founder of Gluster. “Gluster’s software is the perfect complement to CIC’s IT operations, helping accelerate the company’s cloud deployment, while positively impacting its business and meeting customer demands.”

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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.

About CIC
CIC is a leading supplier of electronic signature products and the recognized leader in biometric signature verification. CIC enables companies to achieve truly paperless workflow in their electronic business processes by providing multiple signature technologies across virtually all applications. CIC’s solutions are available both in SaaS and on-premise delivery models and afford “straight-through-processing,” which can increase customer revenue by enhancing user experience and can also reduce costs through paperless and virtually error-free electronic transactions that can be completed significantly quicker than paper-based procedures. CIC is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. For more information, please visit our website at www.cic.com.

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Mindshare PR for Gluster
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