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Gluster Updates Open Source Storage Platform for the Cloud

Oct 12, 2010, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Komiega)

"Scale-out storage startup Gluster today released version 3.1 of its Gluster Storage Platform with dynamic provisioning features that let administrators grow, shrink and migrate storage volumes in virtual environments.

"The Gluster Storage Platform, which is aimed primarily at storing large volumes of unstructured data, combines open source software with commodity server hardware to deliver a low-cost platform that scales linearly to house multiple petabytes of data. It achieves this with pooling and virtualizing storage resources under a unified global namespace managed as a single entity.

"With the release of version 3.1, Gluster has added a range of management features tuned for virtual server and cloud environments, including the ability to grow, shrink or migrate across the physical machines in a cluster without any downtime or service interruptions."

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