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Gluster Storage Platform

16 December 2009

Gluster

Gluster has launched Gluster Storage Platform, which integrates the GlusterFS file system with an operating system layer and improved management user interface, to provide 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.

Designed to be easy to configure and administer, Gluster Storage Platform is also offers powerful scalability and performance. With its 'no-metadata server' architecture, Gluster provides a commercial storage platform that removes this common source of I/O bottlenecks. This approach provides true parallel data access, ensures linear scalability and eliminates the risk of metadata server failure or corruption. Additionally, Gluster Storage Platform provides a cost effective open source solution on commodity hardware that meets enterprise requirements for data availability, ease of management and scalability.

Additionally, Gluster Storage Platform ensures continuous operation of virtual machines (VMs). Replicated virtual machines can continuously operate in the event of hardware failure and recovery is performed in the background without requiring a restart or blocking I/O to the live VM. Gluster Storage Platform uses checksum based healing which detects and corrects errors within the VM rather than for the entire VM image.

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