22 April 2013
GlusterFS, the scale-out, distributed file system solution from the Gluster Community, a Red Hat-sponsored open source community, now supports the three primary modes of storage for OpenStack: file, block and object. These newly-documented capabilities of using GlusterFS behind OpenStack storage interfaces works with the new RDO announced by Red Hat. RDO is a freely-available, community-supported distribution of OpenStack that runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and their derivatives. RDO offers an upstream OpenStack experience with the latest stable release from www.openstack.org, packaged, integrated and easy to deploy on Red Hat platforms.
Achieved through community-driven innovation, GlusterFS support for OpenStack enables OpenStack cloud developers and operators to use GlusterFS to support the three primary OpenStack storage modes. Instructions for using GlusterFS with OpenStack are now documented for the native OpenStack storage interfaces Swift, Cinder and Glance. This allows OpenStack application developers and service providers to gain the benefits of Gluster’s scale-out storage software.
Red Hat utilises technology incubated from the Gluster Community for Red Hat Storage to provide a cost-effective and open alternative to proprietary storage schemes to meet enterprise storage requirements. Later this calendar year, Red Hat expects to launch the new GlusterFS for OpenStack capabilities into Red Hat Storage for private, public and hybrid clouds.