Gluster CTO to Discuss How to Bring Intelligent Storage to OpenStack at LinuxCon North America

Open source expert to present code examples and use cases of storage in OpenStack deployments; BoF on innovative file system GlusterFS

VANCOUVER — LinuxCon — August 15, 2011 – Gluster, the leading provider of scale-out, open source storage solutions, today announced its co-founder and chief technology officer, Anand Babu (AB) Periasamy, will be among the industry experts presenting at LinuxCon, taking place August 17 – 19 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver. On Friday, August 19 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Periasamy will present “Bringing Intelligent Storage to OpenStack.” Additionally, John Mark Walker, Gluster’s community director, will host a GlusterFS Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) on Thursday, August 18 at 5:15 p.m.

During Periasamy’s presentation he will discuss the pain points of storage in cloud computing environments and specifically address the benefits of using OpenStack and Gluster. Additionally, the discussion will feature code examples and use cases. Prior to Gluster, Periasamy served as CTO at California Digital Corporation and, in 2004, led the development of the world’s second-fastest supercomputer, “Thunder,” for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Periasamy also serves on the board of “Free Software Foundation – India.”

“OpenStack has experienced blinding success over the past year, with many developers, system administrators and companies participating in its ecosystem,” said Periasamy. “We have been collaborating with the OpenStack community to determine the largest pain points and storage is one of them. My discussion will outline how Gluster provides highly-scalable and highly available VM storage functionality for OpenStack.”

The GlusterFS BoF will be an opportunity for LinuxCon attendees to discuss and learn more about the GlusterFS roadmap, recent integration work and recipes for deploying at scale. Periasamy will be on hand to share his expertise and answer audience questions.

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About Gluster Technology
Gluster’s software-only solutions let enterprises deploy storage the same way they deploy computing today–as a virtualized, commoditized, and scale-on-demand pool, radically improving storage economics. Combined with the customer’s choice of commodity computing and storage resources, Gluster can scale-out to petabytes of capacity and GB/s of throughput at a fraction of the cost of proprietary systems. Gluster ensures high availability with n-way replication both within and between public and private data centers. Gluster is deployable both on-premise (as a virtual appliance or bare-metal software appliance) and in public clouds such as Amazon Web Services. Gluster is the primary author and maintainer of the open-source GlusterFS software, which has been downloaded over 200,000 times.

About Gluster
Gluster is the leading provider of open source storage solutions for public, private and hybrid clouds. Over 150 enterprises worldwide have used Gluster in commercial deployments ranging from a few terabytes to multiple petabytes, across the most demanding applications in digital media delivery, healthcare, Internet, energy and biotech. Gluster is privately-held and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Visit us at

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Mindshare PR for Gluster

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