Gluster blog stories provide high-level spotlights on our users all over the world
One of the questions that I come across in IRC and other places often is how to obtain a list of gluster volumes that can be mounted from a client machine. NFS provides showmount which helps in figuring out the list of exports from a server amongst other things. GlusterFS currently does not have an […]
Please complete a quick survey to provide feedback on: a)How Users Are Using Gluster b)What we are doing well and what we are not doing well c)Suggestions for enhancing community support d)Feedback on futures and priorities. The survey is 22 questions long (all optional). The survey is designed to be anonymous, but if you choose …Read more
In this contributed article posted to VMblog, Gluster CTO, AB Periasamy, predicts the future of virtualization for 2011. Specifically he predicts that the cloud will redefine operating systems, stating “In 2011, the operating system (OS) as we currently know it will be categorized as a legacy system. Virtualization and the cloud will cause fundamental changes …Read more
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT Businesses, governments, non-profit organizations and individual consumers are facing growing challenges in storing, managing, protecting and mining the explosion of data being generated in an increasingly digital world. Consider these trends: Unstructured data is growing 60% year-over-year Virtualization is affecting the entire datacenter and standardization …Read more
With the release of v3.1 we are moving to the GNU Affero GPL (AGPL) to better address the emergence of cloud computing. In short, the AGPL is the open source license for the cloud and it closes the so-called ‘service provider loophole’. Please read more on the company blog.
Acquia, the company behind commercial Drupal offerings, has selected Gluster open source storage platform for their hosting needs. Gluster storage platform offers an easy way to manage data on commodity servers within a single namespace. According to Krishnan Subramanian, this is the kind of storage solutions SaaS startups want to have as they offer good …Read more
In this LinuxInsider article, Gluster CTO AB Periasamy discusses the current state of Linux virtualization and provides best practices, focused on storage, aimed at closing the server-storage virtualization gap. Server virtualization technologies for Linux have advanced at a rapid pace of innovation with VMware (NYSE: VMW) and Citrix (Nasdaq: CTXS) (Xen) initially leading the way. …Read more
In this EnterpriseStorageForum.com article Drew Robb discusses how Gluster is an open source startup that most people in storage have never heard of. Yet its value proposition could spell trouble for the big boys and potentially send the prices of proprietary hardware crashing down. He also highlights how Gluster is being harnessed in the real …Read more
Jeff Layton an Enterprise Technologist for HPC at Dell discusses reasons why he thinks GlusterFS is one of the coolest file systems in User Space. [GlusterFS] has a very unique architecture that allows it to be configured for specific storage requirements and scenarios. It can be used as a high-performance parallel file system, or a …Read more
RackerHacker has a nice blog post / tutorial on deploying Gluster with Rackspace cloud servers or Slicehost (it’s been up for a couple of months but I just came across it). It’s a well written tutorial on setting up a simple HA Gluster configuration with WordPress hosted in a pair of VM’s. Take it away …Read more
Dear Gluster Community, Lately we’ve been posting video tutorials related to installation, volume creation, automatic file replication and self healing. If you haven’t seen these videos yet, check out our Resource Center or subscribe to the Gluster YouTube Channel or Gluster SlideShare page for the latest updates. Now we’re looking for new ideas. What would …Read more
In our latest video Kamal Varma describes how Gluster automatic file replication works under fault conditions and how the system recovers using real time self-healing once the fault has been rectified. In this example we show a replicated volume spanning two storage servers with a single client mounting the volume using the Gluster native client …Read more
In this latest video tutorial, Kamal Varma, walks through how Gluster automatic file replication works utilizing two storage servers and a single client. Stay tuned for our next video where Kamal will review the self-healing feature in greater detail. You can check out all of our videos and supplemental materials on the Gluster Resource Center. …Read more
This CRN article spotlights 25 of the individuals and teams that looked into the future to design today’s storage industry. These talented individuals and teams have spent years or decades developing their expertise and perfecting the art of storing, recovering, archiving, and protecting data. Gluster CTO, AB Periasamy, was named as a leading figure of …Read more
In this SDTimes article, Alex Handy describes how big storage is still a big problem. But that Gluster is hoping its open-source, commodity hardware-based NAS solution will entice developers to get more involved in their storage systems. Gluster has been in development for three years. It combines an open-source file system with administration tools and …Read more
In this Storage Soup blog, Beth Pariseau from SearchStorage.com, dives into the technical details of the Gluster scale-out file system with Gluster CTO and co-founder Anand Babu Periasamy. During this Q&A session AB discusses Gluster’s market, products, and competitors, including specific details about the technical differentiation. Read the full Q&A here on Storage Soup.
In this blog post, Joe Landman, discusses the future of kernel-specific version subsystems including Lustre, Xen, OFED, and Gluster. Here’s an excerpt: “Gluster has a number of specific advantages over Lustre, including no centralized metadata server. But it also allows local mounting of the file system with no loss of performance. They have a translator …Read more
As I prepare to take on the role of CEO of Gluster, I wanted to send a quick note to the community. First, I want to thank you for your support of Gluster, and let you know it was a big factor that influenced my decision to join the company. We wouldn’t be anywhere without …Read more
CTO AB Periasamy discusses the future of cloud computing in the latest article from Computer Technology Review. He outlines reasons why Network Attached Storage (NAS) should be considered “the platform of choice for the cloud”. Read More.