Linux Magazine – Cool User File Systems: GlusterFS

Jeff Layton an Enterprise Technologist for HPC at Dell discusses reasons why he thinks GlusterFS is one of the coolest file systems in User Space.

[GlusterFS] has a very unique architecture that allows it to be configured for specific storage requirements and scenarios. It can be used as a high-performance parallel file system, or a cloud based file system, or even a simple NFS server. All of this in user-space. Could GlusterFS represent the future of file system development for Linux?

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Gluster on Rackspace Cloud with High Availability

RackerHacker has a nice blog post / tutorial on deploying Gluster with Rackspace cloud servers or Slicehost (it’s been up for a couple of months but I just came across it). It’s a well written tutorial on setting up a simple HA Gluster configuration with WordPress hosted in a pair of VM’s. Take it away RackerHacker:

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Gluster Community: What Should Our Next Video Tutorial Be?

Dear Gluster Community,

Lately we’ve been posting video tutorials related to installation, volume creation, automatic file replication and self healing.  If you haven’t seen these videos yet, check out our Resource Center or subscribe to the Gluster YouTube Channel or Gluster SlideShare page for the latest updates.

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Envoy Media Group Selects Gluster for Public Cloud Storage

Innovative marketing firm selects Gluster to power storage for multimedia content delivery on Amazon Web Services Infrastructure

MILPITAS, Calif. – July 20, 2010 – Gluster, the leading provider of open source storage solutions, today announced that Envoy Media Group, an innovative multi-media marketing firm, has chosen Gluster, to provide a responsive and highly reliable storage solution for its content delivery platform running entirely on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Video: How Gluster Self Healing with Automatic File Replication Works

In our latest video Kamal Varma describes how Gluster automatic file replication works under fault conditions and how the system recovers using real time self-healing once the fault has been rectified. In this example we show a replicated volume spanning two storage servers with a single client mounting the volume using the Gluster native client protocol.

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Video: How Gluster Automatic File Replication Works

In this latest video tutorial, Kamal Varma, walks through how Gluster automatic file replication works utilizing two storage servers and a single client.  Stay tuned for our next video where Kamal will review the self-healing feature in greater detail.

You can check out all of our videos and supplemental materials on the Gluster Resource Center.

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CTO AB Periasamy Named to CRN 2010 Storage Superstars List

This CRN article spotlights 25 of the individuals and teams that looked into the future to design today’s storage industry. These talented individuals and teams have spent years or decades developing their expertise and perfecting the art of storing, recovering, archiving, and protecting data.

Gluster CTO, AB Periasamy, was named as a leading figure of open source to storage. Check out the full list of 2010 storage superstars here.

Emulex & ServerEngines: A New Beginning or Armageddon?

Emulex may have surprised a few people with their purchase of ServerEngines; however, many in the industry knew for some time that the company was sorely lacking control of their own destiny with regard to their struggling FCoE offering. Those keeping track of the players in the FCoE space have watched Emulex run around for nearly two years promoting the heck out of privately held ServerEngines, and ultimately it appears as though Emulex will have to cough up an absurd pile of money to finally buy the company–a staggering $225M.

Getting Practical With Cloud Storage

One of the things we like to say at Gluster is we are not a cloud storage company, we are a storage company that can ‘do cloud’. With all of the confusion swirling around definitions and descriptions of what a cloud is (and isn’t) you can define yourself as something nebulous. Recall that less than a year ago Gartner described the hype around cloud ‘deafening‘, and it’s only gotten louder. What really matters to us when we talk to a company that is considering cloud storage is the problem they are trying to solve – that get you to focus on a practical solution, and the cloud gets defined in that way.

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Developers Cluster Around Gluster Open File System

In this SDTimes article, Alex Handy describes how big storage is still a big problem. But that Gluster is hoping its open-source, commodity hardware-based NAS solution will entice developers to get more involved in their storage systems.

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An Open Source Clustered NAS Deep Dive

In this Storage Soup blog, Beth Pariseau from, dives into the technical details of the Gluster scale-out file system with Gluster CTO and co-founder Anand Babu Periasamy.  During this Q&A session AB discusses Gluster’s market, products, and competitors, including specific details about the technical differentiation.

Read the full Q&A here on Storage Soup.

Gluster to Present Webinar on Open Source Storage Clouds

Webinar features industry expert and highlights two companies using open source clustered storage to build cloud environments

MILPITAS, Calif. – May 25, 2010 – Gluster, a leading provider of scalable, open source storage solutions, today announced a webinar which will feature testimonials from two companies who have used open source clustered storage to build cloud environments on commodity hardware. Join industry analyst Tony Asaro, Barry Jaspan, senior architect at Acquia, and Brent Richter, director of enterprise research IS at Partners HealthCare Systems, for the live webcast, “Case Studies: Deploying Open Source Storage Clouds” on Wednesday, May 26 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT.

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