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Why Did Red Hat Buy Gluster?

Mar 03, 2012, 17:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Newman)

"This is a large and fast growing market where the market demands very low-cost storage and software and a scalable software stack. Take a casino or a city police force. Each camera, and there are hundreds of them, is writing to a different file, but they want all the files in a single namespace. You might say, why not just buy a bit NAS box? Remember, I said they wanted to do this as inexpensively as possible, and they need scalability. NAS boxes generally do not scale linearly as a shared file systems does by adding servers and storage. This video surveillance market is growing fast, and it will continue to grow as more and more cameras are moving to digital online storage, as compared to writing to DVD or tape."

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