RightScale

Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance

For RightScale

Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance for RightScale packages GlusterFS scale-out NAS in a ServerTemplate enabling high availability, shared storage in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) environments with Elastic Block Storage (EBS).  RightScale customers can scale-out storage on demand and pay as they grow.

Gluster is storage for the modern data center, providing scale-out NAS within the RightScale Cloud Management Platform. Hundreds of enterprises worldwide use our software-only platform to aggregate storage resources (either on-premise or in the cloud) into a unified high-performance, standardized, virtualized and centrally managed pool. The Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance for RightScale is deployed in minutes in Amazon EC2 instances. Within the Amazon Web Services environment, data is stored on Elastic Block Storage (EBS). Gluster Virtual Storage Appliances pool multiple EBS storage elements together, eliminating capacity limitations of a single device and smoothing out small performance variations across the pool. The Gluster Virtual Storage Appliance is a highly available virtual storage solution for Amazon EC2 instances.  Users with high availability requirements can rely upon the Gluster file replication capability to provide N-way replication to assure data availability. Additionally, the Gluster ServerTemplate works across Amazon Web Services Availability Zones.

Benefits of Gluster in RightScale:

  • Aggregate multiple EBS blocks into a single storage pool
  • Shared access to EBS storage pool for many clients
  • Only high availability (HA) storage solution for EBS
  • High performance scale-out storage – utility-based pricing
  • Guaranteed data availability – works across availability zones and with S3 for snapshots

The RightScale Cloud Management Platform simplifies the deployment, management and monitoring of Gluster’s scale-out storage technology.  Gluster Virtual Storage Appliances deploy in minutes and customers manage data growth in a single global namespace in a cloud environment. Customers can use Gluster to extend the scalability and cost-effective benefits of the RightScale Management Dashboard to their highly available cloud storage solution. By adding storage on an as-needed basis, RightScale customers can dramatically reduce costs, only paying for what they require, with no downtime or service interruption.

Access the Gluster ServerTemplate at RightScale.com

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