Gluster Selected as 2010 Products of the Year Award Finalist by Storage Magazine /

Scale-out NAS innovator is a finalist in storage management tools category

MILPITAS, Calif. – January 13, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of open source scale-out storage solutions, has been named a finalist in the Storage magazine and 2010 Products of the Year competition. GlusterFS 3.1 is a finalist in the storage management tools category. Out of nearly 200 entries, the judges of the competition have selected 43 products in five data storage product categories as finalists. Products are evaluated based on innovation, value and capabilities.

Gluster’s open source, scale-out NAS storage uses a global namespace to aggregate disk and memory, enabling enterprises to scale from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes in a single volume. Elastic volume management capabilities allow data to dynamically grow, shrink or migrate across physical machines in a cluster without downtime or application interruptions. The recently introduced Gluster Console Manager enables large scale automation through a command line interface that also acts as a scripting shell and API. These capabilities ensure Gluster effectively addresses the dynamic storage requirements of modern cloud and data center environments. Additionally Gluster is fully POSIX-compliant and installs on industry standard hardware, providing highly scalable, easy to use storage with the superior economics of commodity hardware plus open source software.

“We are honored to be named as a finalist in’s Products of the Year awards,” said [intlink id=”59″ type=”page”]Jack O’Brien[/intlink], vice president of marketing at Gluster. “This recognition from a respected industry authority demonstrates Gluster’s comprehensive approach to providing storage that addresses the demands of today’s data centers that are increasingly virtualized and deployed in the cloud.”

For the complete list of finalists and more information about the awards, visit,295582,sid5_gci1525950,00.html.

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Gluster delivers an open storage software platform focused on simplifying the task of storing and managing the explosive growth of unstructured data. Our scale-out storage platform runs on commodity hardware scaling out in building block fashion from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes to meet the most demanding capacity and performance needs at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems. Gluster storage uses a unified global namespace to virtualize disk and memory resources into a single shared pool that is centrally managed. Our scalable NAS solutions address the needs of traditional data centers, shared storage for virtual server environments, and both public and private storage clouds. Gluster Storage Platform is used in a wide range of industries including digital media delivery, healthcare, internet, energy, and biotech. Gluster is privately-held and headquartered in Milpitas, California.