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LinuxPR: Sistina Software Releases GFS 4.0 for Linux

Jan 26, 2001, 02:21 (1 Talkback[s])

"Sistina Software Inc. on January 22nd, announced the release of the Global File System (GFSTM) version 4.0. GFS 4.0 is the first cluster file system available for the Linux operating system, and is released under the terms of the GNU General Public license (GPL). Sistina's GFS transforms a cluster of Linux servers into a Storage Cluster, extending all of the availability and performance of clusters to storage sensitive compute activities. GFS gives administrators the ability to simultaneously mount shared storage devices on multiple nodes in a Storage Area Network. This enables simultaneous access to files within the file system. Symmetric, shared access to devices prevents the performance bottleneck and single-point-of-failure associated with traditional network file systems. With GFS version 4.0, Sistina sets the standard for performance and data availability with a business-ready Storage Cluster solution."

"Storage Clusters running GFS provide unmatched scalability for storage systems in four areas."

"...GFS runs independently of the underlying hardware platform allowing it to take advantage of Linux's heterogeneous scalability from embedded systems to mainframes. Storage Clusters running GFS exploit the advanced scalability, performance, and SAN management features of Fibre Channel, gigabit Ethernet, and high performance interconnects."

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