Scale-out NAS provider to showcase new Gluster Virtual Appliances for VMware, Amazon Web Services and RightScale environments
Santa Clara, Calif. – Cloud Connect 2011, Booth 603, March 3, 2011 – [intlink id=”877″ type=”page”]Gluster[/intlink], a leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions, today announced it will exhibit at Cloud Connect 2011 taking place March 7 – 10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Gluster will demonstrate its recently released Gluster Virtual Storage Appliances, the first scale-out NAS virtual appliances for VMware, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and RightScale environments in booth 603.
The cloud is expected to account for 12 percent of all IT spending by 2014, creating a need for storage that works both on-premise and in the cloud. Specifically designed for virtual machine (VM) and cloud environments, Gluster Virtual Storage Appliances give enterprises the ability to treat physical storage as a virtualized, standardized and scale-on-demand pool. The appliances integrate GlusterFS into a virtual machine for deployment on any VMware certified hardware or cloud platform. For AWS, GlusterFS is packaged in an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for deployment on the AWS public cloud. Gluster is also available as a RightScale Server Template for deployment in AWS. The appliances are fully functional Gluster storage servers that pool storage resources under a global namespace with elastic volume management for data growth and migration with no downtime.
The Gluster Virtual Storage Appliances are:
- Tailored for VM and cloud environments: The software-only appliances are decoupled from hardware and virtualize the underlying disk and memory resources in a unified global namespace, allowing for limitless scalability. With this feature, enterprises are able to deploy storage in the same manner as virtual machines and eliminate the need for expensive physical monolithic storage systems.
- Easy to deploy and scale: By scaling performance and capacity linearly, data is able to be added as required in only a few minutes without affecting performance across a wide variety of workloads. Additionally, storage management is centralized and easily automated.
- Support for multiple platforms: The virtual storage appliances are available in three versions: as a VMware Virtual Machine, an Amazon Machine Image, or a RightScale Server Template, providing easy deployment on any VMware certified hardware or Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). This support delivers excellent performance across a wide range of workloads, including those found in highly virtualized environments.
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[intlink id=”877″ type=”page”]Gluster[/intlink] 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 uses a unified global namespace to virtualize disk and memory resources into a single shared pool that is centrally managed. Our scalable virtual NAS appliances address the needs of traditional data centers, shared storage for virtual server environments, and both public and private storage clouds. Gluster is used by enterprises in a wide range of industries, including digital media delivery, healthcare, internet, energy, and biotech. Gluster is privately-held and headquartered in Milpitas, California.