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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Website and Community Improvements

You have probably noticed we relaunched the Gluster website last month, changing the look and feel, navigation, and a substantial amount of the content. We also formally changed the name of the company to Gluster from Z Research and created a new logo (the ant didn’t disappear for good – more on that shortly).

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Gluster Storage Platform Beta Program

Gluster is evolving from a standalone file system to a complete storage OS. Gluster Platform integrates GlusterFS with an operating system layer, management GUI, and installer. You can start with two bare servers and provision a few hundred terabytes of clustered storage in less than 30 minutes. The core file system is also being upgraded and enhanced with new features. The beta release is scheduled for Tuesday November 3rd. If you would like to formally participate in the beta program please email us at

Gluster Announces Immediate Availability of GlusterFS Version 2

New architecture and feature enhancements deliver superior simplicity and flexibility for the management of unstructured file data in enterprise environments

MILPITAS, CA – May 13, 2009 – Gluster today announced the release of GlusterFS Version 2, bringing unprecedented flexibility and value to enterprises facing the challenges of the unstructured file data explosion. Enterprises have deployed GlusterFS in industries such as Healthcare, Energy, Biotech, and Digital Media to cost effectively address their growing data management needs.

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