Tony Asaro Blogs: "Gluster – The Red Hat of Storage?"

Tony Asaro from Contemplating IT blogs about Gluster including a Q&A with Jack and Kamal from the Gluster team.

“Gluster is a startup that is providing an open source file system. The most important thing to me about Gluster and why it matters is their go-to-market strategy. They basically have the Red Hat model giving the software away for free and charging for support. Assuming that the software is as good as they say it is – this model could be landscape changing.”

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Gluster Storage Platform Featured Press

We’ve already received some favorable press about the platform release.

Network World, 12/8/09
“Gluster extends file system into Storage Platform, VM failover”

Virtual Strategy Magazine, 12/8/09
“Storage on a Stick” podcast interview with Jack O’Brien, Senior Director of Marketing at Gluster

TMCnet, 12/8/09
“Gluster Storage Platform launches”

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Gluster Introduces Gluster Storage Platform

New integrated software platform enables deployment of petabyte-scale clustered storage on industry standard hardware in just a few mouse clicks

MILPITAS, CA – December 8, 2009 – Gluster, a leading provider of scalable open source storage solutions, today announced the general availability of Gluster Storage Platform. By integrating the GlusterFS file system with an operating system layer and improved management user interface, Gluster provides a complete storage software platform that simplifies the task of deploying petabyte-scale storage to two installation steps and a few mouse clicks. The new platform addresses the complexity of managing “big data,” the demanding scalability requirements of modern applications, and the accelerating growth of virtual server deployments.

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